NCAA Asks 9th Circ. To Undo Student-Athletes' Win

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 5:07 PM EDT) -- The NCAA urged the Ninth Circuit Friday to reverse a lower court decision lifting restrictions on what colleges can pay their players, arguing that the ruling would eliminate the distinction between college and professional sports.

The lower court’s ruling is at odds with a previous Ninth Circuit case, O’Bannon v. NCAA, that upheld the organization’s financial aid and scholarship rules, the NCAA argued in its opening brief. Covering those expenses is in line with what is considered to be amateur athletics, and paying players more than that would erase the distinction between amateur and professional sports, the NCAA added.

“By preventing...

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