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US: O’Bannon plaintiffs content with NCAA decision

 |  September 8, 2014

Plaintiffs in a high-profile antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA said they do not plan to appeal a recent ruling in the case, noting that they are “pleased” with the judge’s decision in a dispute over athlete compensation.

”We are pleased with the court’s findings of fact and conclusions of law,” a representative for the plaintiffs said.

The suit was filed by Ed O’Bannon and later joined by other former NCAA collegiate athletes. US District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in August that the NCAA violates antitrust law by capping compensation given to certain players; those violations “unreasonably restrain trade,” the judge found.

The NCAA has appealed the decision.

Following the O’Bannon ruling, the NCAA is facing additional antitrust lawsuits that some experts say could upend the business model of college sports.

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