VA AG files lawsuit against NCAA over NIL restrictions

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA along with the Attorney General of Tennessee, Jonathan Skrmetti.

The states allege that the NCAA’s restrictions on student-athletes’ ability to negotiate and benefit from their own Name, Image, and Likeness rights violate federal antitrust laws and is harmful to the student-athletes.

The Supreme Court previously found that the NCAA violates antitrust law by imposing unreasonable restraints on compensation that may be received by student athletes which led to Virginia establishing laws to benefit the NIL market for student athletes.

The lawsuit alleges that student athletes:

  • are prevented from negotiating with collectives
  • unable to review NIL offers prior to making their enrollment decision
  • cannot properly consider the NIL services offered by the school upon enrollment

A link to the full lawsuit is available here

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River Report: 5-26-23

It’s another Shenandoah River Report with Mark Frondorf! As we head into Memorial weekend, Mark weighs in on a Supreme Court ruling yesterday that affects our waterways. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors. Let Don Roberts and his crew plan some Summer South Fork fun for you! Visit and find out more! Have a great weekend on the river!

(the views expressed by Mark Frondorf are not necessarily those of WZRV or Royal Broadcasting)

AG Morrisey Leads Brief Asking US Supreme Court to Review CFPB Case

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a coalition of 16 states in asking the U.S. Supreme to grant a petition concerning the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The case in question is Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Community Financial Services Association of America Ltd. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled the funding mechanism of CFPB, which was formed during the Obama administration and charged with regulating much of the financial services industry without substantial oversight from Congress, is unconstitutional. “We also recently sent a letter to CFPB asking the agency to heed the ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and cease using unconstitutionally appropriated funds,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We are now asking the Supreme Court to grant this petition to confirm everywhere—not just in the Fifth Circuit—that the CFPB cannot act as a rogue agency.” “These agencies should operate within the boundaries provided by the Constitution.” The agency currently gets its funding from the Federal Reserve. If the Circuit Court ruling stands, then the bureau would need to get an annual budget approved by Congress. The Fifth Circuit’s decision puts it squarely at odds with the D.C. Circuit, which saw no constitutional problem with the CFPB’s budgetary set-up. According to the Attorney General’s brief, “the country’s financial industry sits in a state of regulatory limbo, wondering whether the CFPB can continue … without some intervention from Congress.” CFPB, however, has indicated it will continue business as usual, “even though a federal appellate has told it change is required.” Attorney General Morrisey and the coalition are asking the Supreme Court to grant CFPB’s petition for review to resolve the issue quickly and to “reinvigorate the protections of the Appropriations Clause, not weaken it. Through congressional oversight, the Appropriations Clause ensures a level of state participation that ordinary administrative process don’t allow.” Along with asking the Supreme Court to grant the petition, the Attorney General is also urging the justices to affirm the Fifth Circuit’s ruling. Attorney General Morrisey was joined in the brief by attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Read a copy of the brief at:


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Coach C On Monday’s SC Ruling

In this week’s Sports Dogs Podcast, we bring on our contributing NCAA expert, Mike Costello, better known as Coach C. We discuss Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling which says the NCAA can’t limit the amount of education-related benefits to a student athlete, saying that the current limits violate antitrust laws. The ruling could pave the way for payment to student-athletes. Coach C and R-Dog navigate the slippery slope…

Sports: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Valley League Scoreboard, Nats-Phils Tonight, Astros Blast Orioles

In the Valley League last night, Woodstock out-slugged Front Royal 17-10, while New Market beat Strasburg 9-6. Harrisonburg and Staunton were also winners. Among the games tonight in the VBL, Strasburg travels to Winchester, Front Royal heads to New Market, and Purcellville entertains Woodstock.

The Washington Nationals start a quick 2-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies tonight. The Nats, winners of 7 of their last 8 games, start the evening 5 games behind the Mets in the NL East, and just 1 game back of the second-place Phils. Air time is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

Off the field, the Nationals’ Kyle Schwarber was named NL Player Of The Week. For the week, Schwarber hit .385, with 6 home runs, including 5 in a 2-game span. It’s Schwarber’s first POW award.

The Baltimore Orioles managed just 2 hits in a 10-2 loss to Houston. The 2 teams play again tonight at 7:05 at Camden Yards.

And, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday that the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits that colleges can offer athletes, saying that the current limits violate antitrust laws. The ruling could pave the way toward paying student-athletes.