Bloomberg Law
July 6, 2021, 8:50 AMUpdated: July 6, 2021, 4:21 PM

College Athlete Pay Suit Confronts NCAA’s Supreme Court Loss (2)

Dan Papscun
Dan Papscun

A federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania that seeks to win collegiate athletes the right to compensation as employees is one of the first to consider the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision against the NCAA’s limits on education-related benefits for sports stars.

The proposed collective and class action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania argues the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s amateurism rule, barring pay-for-play arrangements for student athletes, violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state law. Judge John Padova set a July 6 deadline for the parties to submit supplemental memos addressing the high court’s ...

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