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.