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Supreme Court Won’t Hear O’Bannon Fight Over NCAA’s Amateurism Model

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear two related cases in a legal fight over the NCAA’s amateurism model and compensation for college athletes.

Last year a federal appeals court upheld a judge’s finding that the National Collegiate Athletic Association had violated antitrust law, but rejected the portion of the ruling that said colleges should be allowed to pay players up to $5,000 a year for the use of their names and likenesses.

The plaintiff in the case was Edward C. O’Bannon Jr., a former basketball star at the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. O’Bannon and the NCAA both asked the Supreme Court to hear their appeals, but the court said in an order issued on Monday that it would not do so. As is its custom, the court gave no reason for its decision not to hear the cases.

For more, see this Chronicle article.

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