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NCAA Players Are Employees Per Aid Rules, Footballer Says

Sept. 26, 2017, 4:57 PM

College student-athletes who receive scholarships should be considered school employees who are entitled to pay, according to a lawsuit filed Sept. 26 in a federal court in Pennsylvania (Livers v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n, E.D. Pa., No. 2:17-cv-04271, complaint filed 9/26/17).

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and 20 universities are named as defendants in the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Former Villanova University football player Poppy Livers, who now plays in the Arena Football League for the Philadelphia Soul, says the degree of control exerted over athletic scholarship recipients through ...