The NCAA issues statement following Supreme Court's decision to rule against the organization
The NCAA can’t be happy with today’s events.
If you missed it, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 against the NCAA and in favor of former college athletes that are fighting for the right for active student-athletes to be able to accept education-related benefits.
Following the court’s ruling, paid computers, paid tutoring and internships are now legal for college athletes to receive from their institutions.
Justice Kavanaugh issued the following damning statement at the NCAA following the court’s decision:
“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.”
Following this ruling, the NCAA has issued the following statement:
While today’s decision preserves the lower court ruling, it also reaffirms the NCAA’s authority to adopt reasonable rules and repeatedly notes that the NCAA remains free to articulate what are and are not truly educational benefits, consistent with the NCAA’s mission to support student-athletes.
“Even though the decision does not directly address name, image and likeness, the NCAA remains committed to supporting NIL benefits for student-athletes,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. “Additionally, we remain committed to working with Congress to chart a path forward, which is a point the Supreme Court expressly stated in its ruling.”