The NCAA was on the wrong side of a critical verdict this Monday, as the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed a ruling that an antitrust law can no longer be used as a way to prevent payments to student-athletes.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh put the hammer down on the NCAA, criticizing its business model in an eye-opening statement.
"The NCAA is not above the law," Kavanaugh said. "The NCAA couches its arguments for not paying student athletes in innocuous labels. But the labels cannot disguise the reality: The NCAA's business model would be flatly illegal in almost any other industry in America."
Although there's still some work that has to be done in order for student-athletes to get compensated for their contributions, ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum believes it'll happen sooner than later.
During this Tuesday's edition of Get Up on ESPN, Finebaum had a strong reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling.
"This is the end of the NCAA as we know it," Finebaum said."The funeral hasn't happened yet, the last rights have not been uttered, but it's over for the NCAA. It won't happen tomorrow, it won't happen next week, but the next lawsuit will bury the NCAA - and Judge Kavanaugh said that yesterday."
The NCAA is hoping to receive a limited antitrust exemption this way it can protect itself from future legal claims, but there's no telling if that'll happen at this time.
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