High Court NCAA Ruling May Be Win For Athlete Labor Rights

By Tim Ryan (June 21, 2021, 9:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow to the NCAA's restrictions on athlete compensation Monday in a highly anticipated antitrust ruling, and experts said a concurring opinion from Justice Brett Kavanaugh could lead to further expansions of athletes' rights, including under federal labor law.

In a unanimous decision, the high court sided with a group of former college athletes and said the NCAA cannot limit education-related benefits that colleges and universities give to college athletes, such as computers, tutoring and internship stipends. The ruling upheld a May 2020 decision from the Ninth Circuit and found the Supreme Court's 1984 holding in...

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