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NCAA Files Post-Trial Brief In O’Bannon Case

Statement from Donald Remy, NCAA chief legal officer:

“Despite their attempt to shoehorn their rhetoric into the framework of an antitrust case, the plaintiffs have failed to establish that the NCAA’s rules violate the law. Instead, the evidence presented at trial showed that the NCAA’s rules are essential to preserving college sports in the United States -- a unique model that provides opportunities for academic and athletic achievement to more than 460,000 student-athletes each year. If the plaintiffs succeed in changing the system to disproportionately benefit a few student-athletes, they will do so at the expense of opportunities for education and advancement for hundreds of thousands of student-athletes each year. The plaintiffs’ claims are wrong on the facts and unsupported by the law, and the Court should reject them.”