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
Date Written: Summer 2013
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
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