CUNY and Fordham University professor Marc Edelman’s recent article, How Young American Athletes Can Best Challenge a Bureaucracy That Prevents Them from Earning a Living, addresses one of the central issues that the Mississippi Sports Law Review will be discussing at our 3rd annual Symposium this October. Professor Edelman analyzes federal antitrust with regard to both NCAA anti-pay rules and professional sport leagues’ minimum-age requirements. The article abstract and link appear below:
This symposium article discusses how young American athletes could best challenge the bureaucracy that delays their ability to earn a livelihood. Part I of this symposium article discusses how young American athletes could effectively challenge the NCAA ‘no pay’ rules under federal antitrust law as an illegal restraint of trade. Part II then addresses the possibility of these same athletes challenging professional sports leagues’ age requirements under both antitrust law and labor law.