Has the NCAA asked Congress for a “national standard” and “guardrails” on coaches’ salaries? No. Facilities spending? No. Recruiting spending? No. Media rights deals? No. Athlete safety? No. Just LIMITS ON ATHLETES’ ECONOMIC RIGHTS. Embarrassing.
This is embarrassing for the NCAA. This is not asking for a “national standard.” This is asking Congress to provide the NCAA an antitrust exemption to continue its cartel behavior, limiting the economic rights of athletes and nobody else.
Good grief. How slow and ineffective is the NCAA legislative process that you ask Congress to do YOUR JOB? The NCAA will never allow NIL rights for players. The NCAA just wants an antitrust exemption to continue the cartel.
Power 5 conferences are now asking Congress to bypass NCAA & move to give college athletes rights to earn $ from name, image, likeness. Nice to see some autonomy. However, not holding breath on federal action. Glad to see Florida has applied big pressure. https://t.co/DzbwknLbxl
I respectfully differ with my colleague. Performers, whether athlete, musician or dancer, are not required to perform during a pandemic because essential employees work. That is a false equivalence. Any performer making such a decision is neither entitled, spoiled nor a brat.