Injunction Requiring NCAA to Allow Schools to Pay Student-Athletes $5,000 in Deferred Compensation Vacated


Joel Chefitz, described as “a highly experienced sports and antitrust lawyer,” called the Ninth Circuit’s rejection of a lower court decision allowing NCAA member schools to compensate student-athletes “internally inconsistent” by endorsing amateurism as a “legitimate procompetitive end” but saying “that amateurism rules need to serve a procompetitive goal other than amateurism.” As Mr. Chefitz concluded, “the fit can’t get any better when amateurism is both the means and the end.” Read the full article.