The End Of The Amateur Athlete

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 3:52 PM EST) -- Antitrust controversies in major sports have been rife in 2011.

In the spring and summer, the legal battle between the National Football League and its players took front-and-center as Tom Brady and co. tried to convince the Eighth Circuit to enjoin the NFL lockout and save the NFL season. It didn’t work, but — not surprisingly — the players and the owners were able to settle their differences out of court and start the season on time.

By contrast, we are currently in real danger of...
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