Attorneys React To NCAA Student-Athlete Pay Ruling

Law360, New York (September 30, 2015, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday struck down the NCAA's ban on paying student-athletes on the grounds that it violates federal antitrust law, but said NCAA athletes did not have to be paid beyond the cost of attending college. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision in Edward O’Bannon Jr. v. NCAA et al. is significant.

Adam Biegel, Alston & Bird LLP

"The O’Bannon decision is a stark reminder of the power of antitrust law to scrutinize nearly any economic activity to assess its competitive impact. What constitutes 'hard core' antitrust violations is well-known. But the facts-and-circumstances approach applied to all other conduct...

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