The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the National Collegiate Athletic Association could not prohibit colleges from providing education-related pay and other benefits to college players. Justices rejected the NCAA’s argument that payments were a threat to the amateur status of student-athletes, ruling the association is not exempt from U.S. antitrust laws. The landmark ruling paves the way for a broader challenge of the NCAA’s ban on other forms of compensation, such as direct payments for athletic accomplishments. College athletics is a multibillion-dollar industry, and athletes argue they should be compensated for their labor.
Supreme Court Rules NCAA Can’t Deny Education-Related Pay and Benefits to Student Athletes
HeadlineJun 22, 2021