Stanford Economist Compares NCAA to a Cartel


Ed O'Bannon Case

Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA is finally underway and the prosecution is not wasting any time going after college sports’ governing body.

Stanford economist and key witness for the O’Bannon’s case, Richard Noll, testified today that there are other ways that players can be compensated for their contribution to their school’s athletic teams other than scholarships, saying that based on television contracts there is a value placed on players names and images and even compared the NCAA to a cartel.

“There are numerous ways besides scholarship to compensate college athletes, like allowing them to sell own names and images,” Noll said.

Cartel: an international syndicate, combine, or trust formed especially to regulate prices and output in some field of business.

Well…if the shoe fits.

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  1. Unless the Justice Department or the FBI gets invloved, the NCAA cartel along with the Universities will continue to exploit these young men and women as young as eighteen. Good luck Ed O’Bannon.

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