Greg Sankey issues statement in response to Supreme Court's opinion in Alston case
The Supreme Court doesn’t agree on much these days. But, in a 9-0 decision on Monday, the court unanimously ruled against the NCAA on the Alston case.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote that the NCAA is not above the law:
“Nowhere else in America can businesses get away with agreeing to not pay their workers a fair market rate on their theory that their product is defined by not paying their workers a fair market rate. The NCAA is not above the law.”
On Monday afternoon, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey issued a statement supporting the court’s decision:
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey statement on Alston decision. pic.twitter.com/gjKsQUku2y
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) June 21, 2021
What the next step is remains to be seen, but this seems to be a strong message to the NCAA. The time of preventing players from making money is quickly coming to an end.