NCAA Athletic Based Scholarship Litigation
The Paynter Law Firm has filed a suit claiming that the NCAA, the authority governing most aspects of collegiate sports, has conspired with colleges and universities to impose artificial limits on sports scholarships. Specifically, the suit alleges that the NCAA and its member institutions have conspired to unlawfully prohibit schools from awarding multi-year athletic-based scholarships and have imposed artificial restrictions on the number and amounts of athletic-based scholarships. The suit alleges that these actions violate federal antitrust laws.
The lead plaintiff John Rock was a captain and starting quarterback at Gardner-Webb University who lost his scholarship after a coaching change. The lawsuit seeks damages representing the amount of tuition paid by student athletes who lose scholarships and also injunctive relief to remove the NCAA’s artificial restrictions on the supply of athletics scholarships. The Paynter Law Firm is co-counsel in this action with Hagens Berman Sobol and Shapiro LLP.
If you are a player who has lost a scholarship and would like more information please contact The Paynter Law Firm.