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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Alan Milstein on lawsuit filed by Jeffrey Kessler against NCAA
Our own Alan Milstein has some terrific insight on the new NCAA lawsuit in this article by Erin McClaim for NBC News, including raising the issue of whether high school players may hire agents if they can negotiate compensation with colleges.
Here is an excerpt:
Milstein said he believes this case goes several steps beyond the other NCAA lawsuits — and probably a step too far.
He stressed that he is a strong critic of the NCAA, which he described as a “walking, talking antitrust violation,” and supports a system under which college athletes would be paid an hourly wage, just as students working the concession stand are.
They could even be allowed to negotiate their own shoe endorsements, he said, but the suit filed this week would lead to universities’ gambling huge sums of money on high school stars with agents, he said.
“I don’t think anybody wants college athletics to become pro athletics,” he said. “This essentially says the schools are going to compete and pay the highest bidder for the star athletes. I think we’re a long way from that ever becoming an eventuality.”
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