NCAA says it disagrees with O’Bannon ruling

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)
(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NCAA says it disagrees with Friday’s decision in the Ed O’Bannon case and contends it did not violate antitrust laws.

Donald Remy, the NCAA’s chief legal officer, responded to U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling in less than an hour.

Wilken ruled college sports’ largest governing body can’t stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the door to players receiving payouts once their college careers are over.

Remy noted that the judge said the NCAA could cap the compensation – as long as big school football and basketball players receive at least $5,000 a year. Remy says the NCAA will continue reviewing the decision before deciding what to do next.

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