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Mon Jun 21, 2021, 10:32 AM

Students athletes gonna be getting paid.......

A unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that student athletes could receive education-related payments, in a case that could reshape college sports by allowing more money from a billion-dollar industry to go to the players.

Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the opinion of the court.
College sports raise billions of dollars from ticket sales, television contracts and merchandise, and supporters of the students say the players are being exploited and barred from the opportunity to monetize their talents. In 2016, for example, the NCAA negotiated an eight-year extension of its broadcasting rights to March Madness, worth $1.1 billion annually.

In a concurring opinion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh said the NCAA is essentially acting "above the law" in how it treats athletes.

Nowhere else in America can businesses get away with agreeing not to pay their workers a fair market rate on the theory that their product is defined by not paying their workers a fair market rate," Kavanaugh wrote. "And under ordinary principles of antitrust law, it is not evident why college sports should be any different. The NCAA is not above the law."
The NCAA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/politics/ncaa-supreme-court/index.html

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 10:35 AM

1. They won't be getting salaries as such, just education-related compensation

including "unlimited non-cash "education-related benefits" including post-eligibility internships. The students can also receive annual payments up to $6,000 if they maintain academic eligibility." Seems fair to me.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 10:47 AM

2. Does that mean they have to give up their scholarships if they get paid?

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 10:59 AM

3. I hope so.

Give the scholarship money to achedemically achieved and earned kids.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 12:24 PM

5. They won't be getting paid in the sense of receiving salaries.

They will be able to receive additional education-related benefits and some small stipends, so they won't have to give up their scholarships. Helps to read the article.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 12:53 PM

7. Wouldn't tuition, room and board and books be education related?

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 11:47 AM

4. sports if i remember correctly are a after school activity. bad decision.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 12:38 PM

6. At many universities it's their major source of revenue.

In most states the university's football coach is paid far more than the governor or any other state employee. https://fanbuzz.com/national/highest-paid-state-employees/ It's ridiculous but the schools justify it by making the sports teams their major bait for alumni donations. In the meantime many of the student athletes, who are recruited for their brawn rather than their brains, graduate (if they graduate) with only a slight semblance of an education as most of their time was expended on their sport. Since very few of them will ever make it into professional sports, they're mostly left with nothing but a useless degree, bad knees and brain damage. I see no problem with at least compensating them in some way for being exploited by the schools and their alumni. AFAIC college sports shouldn't be a business at all but just an extracurricular activity like band, but as long as it is the way it is, I think the Supreme Court was correct in treating it like any other business.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 05:12 PM

8. If American colleges and universities were truly about the pursuit of academic achievements

then college sports would not even exist, and if they did, they would indeed be just intra mural recreation among the students.

But in America, we cannot have nice things unless it exploits the hell out of people, in particular the poor and disadvantage.

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