Supreme Court sides against NCAA in college athlete compensation case

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The Supreme Court on Monday sided against the NCAA in a case concerning player compensation in college sports.

In a unanimous ruling, the court found that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit correctly ruled that the league's limitations on how schools can compensate athletes violated antitrust law. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion. Justice Brett Kavanaugh filed a concurrence.

During oral arguments in March, every justice took issue with the way the NCAA currently treats players.

Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the court's most conservative members, hinted that there may be a double standard in how the league treats its amateur athletes because colleges do not regulate the compensation for their coaches, who often earn millions of dollars.
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