Justices Skeptical NCAA Amateurism Deserves A Pass

By Zachary Zagger (March 31, 2021, 11:00 PM EDT) -- The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court were skeptical during oral arguments Wednesday that NCAA rules meant to keep college players from being paid should get broad deference from courts, but also raised concerns about a potential flood of litigation challenging amateurism in college sports depending on the outcome of the closely watched antitrust case.

The high court is considering two petitions from the NCAA and major college athletics conferences asking it to overturn a Ninth Circuit decision that struck down limits on pay and benefits for college athletes tied to education, wading into a long-simmering debate about whether college athletes...

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