NCAA Athletes Rip 'Myth' Of Amateurism In Trial Closings
By Dorothy Atkins (October 19, 2018, 9:04 PM EDT) -- NCAA athletes on Friday blasted the association's rules limiting athlete compensation in written closing arguments of a landmark antitrust trial, arguing that fans won't stop watching college sports if athletes are paid and amateurism is an "economically invalid" myth.
In a 51-page redacted brief, the athletes argued that the NCAA failed to provide credible evidence that shows paying athletes would harm the demand for college sports or impact how student-athletes integrate into college campuses.
"Defendants' complete failure of proof is a result of the fact that amateurism and integration have been exposed at trial as economically invalid myths clung to only...
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