Professor Maureen Weston Quoted on NCAA Limits on Athlete Compensation -- PoliticoPro
Professor Maureen Arellano Weston is quoted in the PoliticoPro article, "How An Antitrust Lawsuit Could Upturn the NCAA." The article considers the Alston case, which is being heard by a 3-judge panel in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which challenges the NCAA's limits on athlete compensation.
Excerpt from "How An Antitrust Lawsuit Could Upturn the NCAA:
Only Major League Baseball has a complete antitrust exemption, said Maureen Weston, a professor at Pepperdine University who specializes in entertainment and sports law. Other professional sports leagues have limited exceptions to allow joint negotiations over broadcast rights.
"Whatever the NCAA does, it will get challenged," Weston said. "If they say student-athletes can have name, image and likeness rights, it opens a whole other can of worms with the impact on recruiting and fair competition. That's why the NCAA would like Congress to act in the form of giving them an antitrust exemption."
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