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Judge Rules NCAA Can't Cap Athlete Compensation 'Related to Education,' Neither Side Happy with Decision - Sports and Entertainment Law News

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Posted on: Mar 26, 2019

Intro by James Nussbaum, Indiana University

Judge Claudia Wilken of the Nothern District of California has held that the NCAA’s grant-in-aid cost of attendance limitations are an impermissible restraint on trade under the Sherman Act. In her opinion that heavily cites the O’Bannon case she heard and the 9th Cir. heard on appeal, she stated that compensation “related to education” that did not amount to cash bonuses may not be capped by the NCAA.

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