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NCAA Seeks Pause of Athlete Pay Ruling Pending SCOTUS Appeal

July 7, 2020, 4:00 PM

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and its 11 member conferences asked the Ninth Circuit to suspend its ruling striking down caps on education-related compensation for college athletes while they appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Absent a stay, the district court’s injunction will have lasting harmful effects” by “providing a new vehicle for substantial cash payments to all student-athletes,” by “inviting schools to push the envelope,” and by “tying the NCAA’s hands when it comes to enforcement,” the association says in a filing Monday.

The class action plaintiffs oppose the request, according to the NCAA’s stay petition.

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