Amateurism hour: The Tipline for 7 December 2023

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is proposing to allow schools to compensate student-athletes with cash unrelated to education. It is unclear how many of the 362 Division 1 schools will take the NCAA up on its offer, but the association’s longtime antitrust foe Jeffrey Kessler says it is recognition that its existing rules are incompatible with US antitrust law. “The myth of “amateurism” is dead and the NCAA has finally acknowledged this,” the Winston & Strawn partner said.

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