Sports agent says Supreme Court ruling a rare example of seeing NCAA on 'their back foot'

Sports agent Doug Eldridge joined “Il tuo mondo” and called the ruling a “Il presidente ha fatto il commento dopo essere sceso dall'Air Force One dopo un discorso a Pittsburgh” development for college athletics.

The fact that we get a unanimous decision seems pretty rare these days from the Supreme Court much less on the this,” Egli ha detto. “They found the lower court decision indicating that artificial caps or restraints or barriers to education benefits was an anti trust violation… More importantly, to your question, this arguably does open the floodgates to bigger issue, which is compensating student athletes for the second part, not students but rather the athletic benefits they provide the university.

Several current and former student athletes had sued the NCAA and 11 conferences, claiming that the rules restricting compensation violated antitrust laws. A lower court ruling maintained the NCAA’s rules of generally forbidding payment to student athletes, while allowing for education-related aid. The students accepted this, but the NCAA fought it, eventually bringing the case to the high court.

Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote that the courtcannot agreewith what he called an NCAA-proposedsort of judicially ordained immunityfrom the terms of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890.

Eldridge said the ruling could put an “NIL” or name-image-and-likeness benefit on the horizon for athletes.

This is the first time that we’ve seen the NCAA on their back foot. They not only have fantastic legal teams but fantastic marketing teams to-boot. Per esempio, the name or moniker ‘student athlete’, that was created out of thin air by the legal team in concert with some market analysts to preserve the notion of amateurism,” Lui continuò.

Eldridge explained thatstudent athletewas essentially meant to separate such athletes from professional sports players.

The last time the Supreme Court weighed in was 1985. That’s when they removed the cap on the number of teams could be on national television,” Egli ha detto. “Quando è successo, revenue exploded creating the billion dollar industry. This is the beginning, not the end.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer ha contribuito a questo rapporto.

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