SEC reportedly files brief to support NCAA's attempt to prevent college athletes from becoming 'employees'
A hot-button issue involving college sports these days is whether or not college athletes should be classified as employees by their schools.
There are pros and cons to both sides, and the debate doesn’t seem to be coming to a conclusion any time soon.
But, on Monday, there was reportedly some action from the SEC. Per The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach, the SEC has filed a brief to attempt to prevent athletes from being recognized as employees:
NEW: The SEC filed a brief to support NCAA in its ongoing attempt to prevent the recognition of college athletes as employees.
"Participation should be categorized as an extracurricular educational activity … not as an employer-employee relationship." https://t.co/zN7YC4MSKK
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) June 13, 2022
This is a legal case involving the NCAA, but the SEC’s support might go a long way.
This will continue to be an issue facing college sports, so we’ll see what’s decided over the next few months and years.