The NCAA’s legal challenges regarding a student athlete’s ability to financially benefit from their name, image and likeness has ramped up. The league was hit with another class action antitrust lawsuit last week. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a decision by the Ninth Circuit affirming a bench trial victory by student-athletes. In that case, the District Court largely held that the NCAA’s rules prohibiting certain Grant-in-Aid payments to student-athletes violated the antitrust laws.
Jay Levine talks with Luke Fedlam, head of Porter Wright’s sports practice, about all of these issues. Luke provides a unique insight as he represents over 100 student athletes. As Jay and Luke explain, the issues involved have a labyrinth of complexities for the multi-billion dollar college athletics industry and for the athletes themselves.