SCOTUS Rules on Student Athletes

Posted on AllSides June 22nd, 2021

“The Supreme Court on Monday… unanimously ruled that the National Collegiate Athletic Association cannot prohibit its member schools from providing athletes with certain forms of education-related benefits, such as paid post-graduate internships, scholarships for graduate school, or free laptops or musical instruments.” (SCOTUSblog)

Both sides support the decision and additionally call for student athletes to be paid:

“The NCAA’s only remaining justification for protecting [its] monopoly power, Gorsuch writes, is the protection of amateurism in sports. However, Gorsuch points out that this amateurism is curiously targeted. The NCAA makes billions of...

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