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How federal court ruling could pave the way for revenue sharing with student-athletes and possible other changes.

USA Today reports on a federal court decision finding  NCAA limits on student-athletes violate  antitrust laws. The issue revolves around revenue sharing with student-athletes for their names, images, and likenesses.

Schools and conferences will now be allowed to deposit money – on a limited basis – into trusts payable to the student-athlete when he or she leaves school or eligibility ends.

Controversy around student-athletes being paid  is nothing new. It’s hard to fathom how universities can justify making millions of dollars while student-athletes struggle to pay bills. Arguments about protecting amateurism are hard to swallow when big time TV deals and company endorsements are the norm.

This decision comes on the heels of a National Labor Relations Board ruling in April that Northwestern football players have the right to unionize. We took special note because student-athletes are not considered employees for purposes of workers compensation. Union membership might change this fact.

Workers Compensation

There is a problem in college athletics and this debate will surly continue.  It has been said that the NCAA created the term student-athlete to help fight against workers compensation claims from injured football players.

We think there is room for compromise and workers compensation could be an important piece of the puzzle. All NCAA affiliated universities and colleges should contribute to a pooled workers compensation fund based upon the amount of revenue generated each year. State workers compensation laws would govern just like professional athletes.

The fund would pay so that a student-athlete could complete his or her education if a scholarship is lost due to injury. Medical bills would also be covered for life regardless of graduation.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

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