Ex-NCAA Athlete Takes Transfer Rule Challenge To 7th Circ.
Law360, New York (April 5, 2017, 9:20 PM EDT) -- A former Northern Illinois University football player filed a notice of appeal Wednesday challenging an Indiana federal court ruling that tossed his antitrust claim against the NCAA over its rule that forces student-athletes who transfer to sit out for a year before becoming eligible to play for the new school.
The ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said the so-called year-in-residence bylaw does not violate the Sherman Act because it furthers the NCAA's mandate to promote competition among amateur college sports programs.
Peter Deppe, a former walk-on punter at NIU, had alleged the rule, which does not...
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