Players Say NCAA 'Amateurism' Is No Defense For Antitrust

Law360, New York (August 14, 2017, 7:07 PM EDT) -- College football and basketball players challenging the NCAA's rules against players' being compensated beyond school attendance costs laid out their case Friday to a California federal judge, ripping the NCAA's dedication to "amateurism" in college athletics as an invalid defense to the anti-competitive limits on compensation.

The class of college football and Division I basketball players are seeking a court ruling to open up a free market whereby schools can offer whatever they want to attract the best college athletes, arguing the NCAA's "amateurism" rules capping what players can receive are unlawful antitrust restraints.

In a partially redacted motion for summary...

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