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Judge hands NCAA another loss, says compensation rules likely violate antitrust law, harm athletes

By TERESA M. WALKER and RALPH D. RUSSO
AP Sports Writers

A federal judge has barred the NCAA from enforcing its rules prohibiting name, image and likeness compensation from being used to recruit athletes. The judge granted a preliminary injunction requested by the states of Tennessee and Virginia. The ruling undercuts what has been a fundamental principle of the NCAA’s model of amateurism for decades: Third parties cannot pay recruits to attend a particular school. The judge wrote the NCAA’s prohibition likely violates federal antitrust law and harms athletes.

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