The attorney generals from Tennessee and Virginia have filed a federal lawsuit against the NCAA that casts the NCAA's Name Image and Likeness rules as antitrust violations.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 31, 2024
Continued: "They take particular issue with the fact that prospective student-athletes are: prevented from negotiating with collectives;unable to review NIL offers prior to making enrollment decisions; and cannot adequately consider the full scope of NIL-related services a...— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 31, 2024
"My main goal in this lawsuit is to protect the student-athletes that in my opinion are being exploited," [VA Attorney General] Miyares told 7News. "If you go to so much across the country and you see it in so many areas around these athletic programs that have been built in the blood, sweat, and tears of so many of these athletes, a few of them get to go to the pros, but a lot of them their bodies, they put on the line for the schools, they never get properly compensated for it. And some of them deal with injuries decades later. .... A lot of these athletes don't even though this is generating billions upon billions of dollars and these massive football stadiums are being built in these basketball arenas these athletes are kind of left out in the cold so often, so the NCAA has kind of changed the rules of the game.