Professor Maureen Weston Quoted in "The NCAA Faces a Full-Court Press" -- Politico Legal
Professor Maureen Arellano Weston is quoted in the Politico Legal article, "The NCAA Faces a Full-Court Press." The article examines the college players' challenge to NCAA amateurism rules in the case Alston v. NCAA, which is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Excerpt from "The NCAA Faces a Full-Court Press"
It's hard to square the NCAA's more than $1 billion in annual revenue with stories about former University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier going to bed "starving" because NCAA's restrictions meant he didn't have money for food, said Maureen Weston, a law professor at Pepperdine University.
"It's on the backs of these star athletes that college sports is operating," said Weston, who heads Pepperdine's entertainment, media and sports law program. "The practical issues are how to implement [compensation rules] and how does it impact the NCAA's responsibilities for fairness to all athletes?"
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