NCAA Agreements Nixed Student-Athletes' Rights, Judge Hears

Law360, San Francisco (February 20, 2014, 9:15 PM EST) -- A class of student-athletes urged a California federal judge Thursday to find that the NCAA and its members violated antitrust laws by making money from amateur sports players' names and likenesses while preventing the players from doing the same.

Attorneys for the athletes told U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken that the NCAA's members created a horizontal agreement to restrain Division I football and basketball players from making money from their names, images and likenesses. That cartel also extended vertically to anyone hoping to license those...
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