Will College Players Remain Amateur Athletes?


Joel Chefitz said a Ninth Circuit decision that the NCAA’s ban on student athletes receiving cash was a violation of antitrust laws “seems internally inconsistent” because the court “ignores its own repeated admission” about the value of amateur status “by stating that amateurism rules need to serve a procompetitive goal other than amateurism.” However, he added, the decision “should be of concern to any competitor collaboration or joint venture in any industry.”