Appeals court rules NCAA in violation of antitrust laws
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that the NCAA couldn't stop schools from providing full scholarships to student athletes but vacated the proposal for deferred cash payments.
The NCAA appealed U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken's 2014 decision, which came in a lawsuit filed by UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others.
A statement from NCAA President Mark Emmert says the organization agrees with the court that the injunction "allowing students to be paid cash compensation of up to $5,000 per year was erroneous."
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