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US Supreme Court ruling could lead to college athletes being paid

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Posted at 8:33 AM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 10:36:09-04

WASHINGTON — In a ruling that could help push changes in college athletics, the Supreme Court has unanimously sided with a group of former college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting certain compensation.

The high court ruled Monday that NCAA limits on the education-related benefits that colleges can offer athletes who play Division I basketball and football can’t be enforced.

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Under current NCAA rules, students cannot be paid, and the scholarship money colleges can offer is capped at the cost of attending the school.

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The NCAA had defended its rules as necessary to preserve the amateur nature of college sports.