Late last week, the parties to the now-famous Ed O’Bannon case out in California submitted a joint proposed Order to U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken regarding when the court’s injunction prohibiting certain NCAA pay practices should kick in. The reader may recall that Judge Wilken ruled in favor of a group of student athletes that the NCAA’s rule banning almost all forms of compensation to student athletes violated federal antitrust laws. While the ruling dealt a huge blow to the NCAA’s current practices, it was also unclear when the injunction was set to begin. Accordingly, the parties came together and proposed that the injunction will cover athletes playing in the 2016-17 season and beyond.
More on this case can be found here: