How Young American Athletes Can Best Challenge a Bureaucracy That Prevents Them from Earning a Living

DePaul Journal of Sports Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 9:2, 2013

12 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2013  

Marc Edelman

City University of New York - Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business; Fordham University School of Law

Date Written: Summer 2013

Abstract

This symposium article discusses how young American athletes could best challenge the bureaucracy that delays their ability to earn a livelihood. Part I of this symposium article discusses how young American athletes could effectively challenge the NCAA ‘no pay’ rules under federal antitrust law as an illegal restraint of trade. Part II then addresses the possibility of these same athletes challenging professional sports leagues’ age requirements under both antitrust law and labor law.

Keywords: sports, law, antitrust, sports law, NCAA, amateurism, NFL, NBA, age requirements, Sherman Act, National Labor Relations Act, amateurism, principle of amateurism, wage fixing, group boycott

JEL Classification: D40, D42, D43, J32, J38, K00, K21, K20, K31, L12, L13, L40, L43, L44, L52, L83

Suggested Citation

Edelman, Marc, How Young American Athletes Can Best Challenge a Bureaucracy That Prevents Them from Earning a Living (Summer 2013). DePaul Journal of Sports Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 9:2, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2331826

Marc Edelman (Contact Author)

City University of New York - Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business ( email )

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Fordham University School of Law ( email )

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