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DOJ joins suit targeting NCAA athlete transfer restrictions

Posted on AllSides January 18th, 2024
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President Joe Biden’s administration signed onto a lawsuit challenging the NCAA’s authority over college athletes on Thursday, a significant development that further clouds the athletic giant’s prospects of scoring federal antitrust protection from Congress.

The Justice Department joined a lawsuit originally filed in December by a bipartisan group of state attorneys general seeking to overturn the NCAA’s eligibility restrictions on college athletes who transfer between schools. A federal judge in West Virginia has temporarily blocked the NCAA from enforcing the rule pending the outcome of the lawsuit.

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