For years, student-athletes have been trying to get compensated by the NCAA. After all, it is the student who helps bring booster in to support various sporting teams at universities, their face promoting people to come to the games. There have been countless times an attempt to get student-athletes paid has fallen through because of the strict rules the NCAA has in place.
However, today there was a shift.
In a unanimous 9-0 vote, the Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA in the compensation case for student-athletes. No students won’t be paid for playing, but they can get paid in another way. The ruling allows players to receive education-based benefits. Those benefits can include free laptops and paid post-grad internships.
The Supreme Court stated the NCAA violated antitrust laws.
US Supreme Court says the NCAA violated antitrust laws when it limited the amount students could receive for musical instruments, scientific equipment, postgraduate scholarships, tutoring, academic awards and paid internships.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 21, 2021
And Justice Kavanaugh let his thoughts be known on the decision:
This quote from Justice Kavanaugh cuts deep: "Nowhere else in America can businesses get away with agreeing to not pay their workers a fair market rate on their theory that their product is defined by not paying their workers a fair market rate. The
NCAA is not above the law."
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) June 21, 2021
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