Congressman: No NCAA antitrust exemption in athlete pay bill

Posted at 5:57 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 19:10:23-04

Federal legislation setting guidelines for college athletes to pursue money-making opportunities could be proposed within a month. The congressman planning to introduce it said there will be no blanket antitrust exemption for the NCAA. Representative Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio appeared on a Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics webinar. The issue of an antitrust exemption for the NCAA has been raised because the governing body for college sports has said it wants to establish “guardrails” that some observers interpret as limitations on athletes and their ability to maximize their earning potential in a free market.