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US: NCAA appeals antitrust ruling

 |  March 24, 2019

The NCAA announced on Saturday, March 23, that it was appealing a Federal District Court’s decision this month that barring athletes from being paid beyond a scholarship and related costs violated antitrust law.

“We believe, and the Supreme Court has recognized, that NCAA member schools and conferences are best positioned to strengthen and revise their rules to better support student-athletes, rather than forcing these issues into continuous litigation,” Donald Remy, the NCAA’s chief legal officer, said in a statement.

Remy said the decision to appeal, by the NCAA and the major college conferences named as defendants in the suit, was unanimous.

The ruling this month by Judge Claudia Wilken in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California was actually far more favorable to the NCAA than the plaintiffs, a class of Division I men’s and women’s basketball players and football players, had hoped.

Full Content: New York Times

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