Eye on Education

NCAA Violates Anti-Trust Rules, Federal Judge Says

By holding back athletes from cashing in on their image, a federal judge has decided the National Collegiate Athletics Association has gone against antitrust laws. The Chronicle of Education reports the decision could allow college athletes at major universities to earn money when their likenesses is used commercially. The Chronicle says the league is expected to overturn the decision.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has violated federal antitrust laws by unreasonably restraining big-time athletes from trading on their images and likenesses, a federal judge ruled Friday. The ruling, which the association is expected to appeal, could give major-college football and basketball players the chance to earn thousands of dollars a year in deferred compensation for the commercial use of their images.

Read more at: chronicle.com

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