By Lawrence Hurley
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Supreme Court docket justices on Wednesday grilled the Nationwide Collegiate Athletic Affiliation on its bid to keep up limits on education-related compensation for student-athletes, questioning its reliance on what critics have known as the sham of amateurism in school sports activities.
Throughout about 90 minutes of arguments within the NCAA’s attraction of a decrease court docket ruling in opposition to the foremost governing physique for U.S. intercollegiate sports activities, a few of the 9 justices appeared involved that the group might be utilizing the cloak of amateurism to repair labor costs at an artificially low stage.
“The antitrust legal guidelines shouldn’t be a canopy for exploitation of the coed athletes,” Justice Brett Kavanaugh stated.
The case considerations NCAA limits on non-cash funds to school athletes associated to training, together with advantages reminiscent of computer