Attorney General weighs in on student-athlete likeness ruling

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares backed a federal judge’s ruling that bars the NCAA from enforcing its rules prohibiting name, image and likeness compensation for recruits, calling it a ‘significant victory’

“Today’s decision is a significant victory in our effort to protect Virginia’s student-athletes from the NCAA’s restrictive and unfair rules,” said Attorney General Miyares said in an emailed statement Friday. “The students putting in the countless hours of hard work, sacrifice, and determination should have the freedom and capability to negotiate and benefit from their skills and abilities. Student-athletes generate millions of dollars for the NCAA, its members, and corporations within the college sports industry – it’s only fair that they have more freedom over what they earn. The NCAA has taken advantage of talented young athletes for too long.”

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