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Advocacy for Fairness in Sports writes letter to Judge Wilken regarding upcoming NCAA “amateurism” trial

Next month Amateurism will go on trial once again with Chief Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California presiding.  Judge Wilken also heard the O’Bannon case which also focused on antitrust issues.  Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has written a letter to Judge Wilken urging her to rule in favor of the athletes, and perhaps identifying a few arguments that have not yet been presented.  Others are encouraged to write Judge Wilken also.  You don’t have to write anything nearly as formal or lengthy, but just let her know how you feel about “shamateurism.”  One of the NCAA’s main arguments is that the must preserve amateurism in order to satisfy their viewers and fans.  If fans write in and let her know that viewing will not be negatively impacted by allowing athletes the rights to their own names, images, and likenesses, and that you are not opposed to schools compensating athletes financially should they choose to do so, it will help to weaken the NCAA’s arguments.

Our letter:

Advocacy for Fairness in Sports writes letter to Judge Wilken regarding upcoming NCAA “amateurism” trial

Dear Judge Wilken,
Next month you will no doubt hear eloquent and passionate arguments from Jeffrey Kessler as he presents antitrust claims against the NCAA. You will also hear capable counsel for the defense refuting those claims and insisting that amateurism must be protected. Having read the briefs, I feel there are some compelling arguments that have been omitted, and as such, I feel the need to bring them to the Court’s attention after a brief recap of issues that have been previously and wrongly addressed. Read More about “Advocacy for Fairness in Sports writes letter to Judge Wilken regarding upcoming NCAA “amateurism” trial”

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