NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools.
The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the eve of the NCAA men’s Division I basketball tournament, its most prominent showcase.
The lawsuit calls the NCAA an “unlawful cartel” that makes billions of dollars from exploiting football and men’s basketball players by limiting their compensation to scholarships.
Among the plaintiffs are Rutgers basketball player Jonathan Moore and Clemson defensive back Martin Jenkins. The lawsuit also names as defendants the Southeastern Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pac-12, Big Ten and Big 12.
The suit seeks monetary damages and a declaration that the NCAA’s practices violate antitrust laws.
An NCAA spokeswoman didn’t immediately comment.
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Governor Abbott Signs Educator Misconduct Reform Bill
- Texas Tech Downs Baylor, Stays Alive At Big 12 Tourney
- Monstrous Cyclones Churning Over Jupiter’s Poles
- Survey Finds U.S. Honeybee Losses Improve
- GLAAD Reports Slim Increase In LGBTQ Film Characters
- Texas City Working To Turn Sewer Water Into Tap Water
- Plano Man Killed After Reentering Burning Home To Retrieve Phone
- Allen ISD’s $60 Million Football Stadium Closed For Months
- Spring One Day, Thundersleet The Next
- North Texas Man “Crowdfunds” $90,000 Birthday Party
- PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures