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Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in new NCAA lawsuit

by Tony Crumpton - Associate Editor - Monday, March 17, 2014 11:34 AM
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Clemson's Martin Jenkins with an interception against S.C. State.
Anti-trust lawyer Jeff Kessler has filed an antitrust lawsuit on Monday against the NCAA and the five power conferences (SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12, ACC and Big 12).

The lawsuit seeks to end NCAA restrictions on schools concerning payment to players and other compensation besides just the cost of an athletic scholarship.

Clemson junior defensive back Martin JenkinsMartin Jenkins
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and Rutgers hoops player Johnathan Moore are among the four plaintiffs in the suit. Jenkins is the only plaintiff with any eligibility left because the other players were seniors who have already completed their eligibility.

The suit does not seek any class action damages although the plaintiffs are seeking individual damages.

"The main objective is to strike down permanently the restrictions that prevent athletes in Division I basketball and the top tier of college football from being fairly compensated for the billions of dollars in revenues that they help generate," Kessler told ESPN. "In no other business -- and college sports is big business -- would it ever be suggested that the people who are providing the essential services work for free. Only in big-time college sports is that line drawn."

Jenkins is the second football player with ties to Clemson suing the NCAA. Former Clemson defensive back, Darius RobinsonDarius Robinson
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, is part on the on-going landmark lawsuit O'Bannon v. NCAA. That lawsuit is suing the NCAA, video game maker EA Sports (likeness in video games) and the Collegiate Licensing Company.

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FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
TigerNet News®
Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
OldGreenTom
Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
ThumbCat®
The argument against is fairly simple
IPTAY FAMILY
Maybe, but if the scholarship pays for roughly 28,000
Tall_Tiger_Two
Total cost of attendance is an arbitrary number
IPTAY FAMILY
what about gas expenses, who pays for them to travel to and
Tall_Tiger_Two
Excerpt from an article that's of interest...
Tall_Tiger_Two
Those are expenses you pay if you are in college or not
IPTAY FAMILY
lol, good points...***
Tall_Tiger_Two
Re: The argument against is fairly simple
tigerag79
Re: The argument against is fairly simple
tigerag79
Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
IvegottheCooties
Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
ISpeakTheTruth
Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
Iank
You realize if that happened, that'd be the death of college
Tall_Tiger_Two
It won't be the death. Perhaps a trim down.
tigertrain
But is it fair that a football player MUST attend college to
Tall_Tiger_Two
Re: You realize if that happened, that'd be the death of college
IvegottheCooties
What are you comparing that theory to? It's hard to really
Tall_Tiger_Two
Re: What are you comparing that theory to? It's hard to really
IvegottheCooties
Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
cuted
I agree w both of you, this could be
TigerNation88
what many find though is the athletes aren't receiving an
Tall_Tiger_Two
Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
hangtime033
Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
Topher
Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
IvegottheCooties
This suit could ruin college football.***
cutigersJD®
This suit alone, probably not
OldGreenTom
Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
MerlingRules
Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
clemtiger117®
Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
MerlingRules
Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
clemtiger117®
What's wrong with paying those that generate money?
Tall_Tiger_Two
Title IX
IPTAY FAMILY
Doesn't that just deal with sex? You wouldn't be excluding
Tall_Tiger_Two
It does. But the only sports getting paid would be mens
IPTAY FAMILY
So you don't want an athletic department
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
Iank
Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
MerlingRules
Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
Iank
Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
myplasticsurgeon
Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
MerlingRules
I think there have been 3 athletes since 2006 that have
Tall_Tiger_Two
Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
Topher
Not to mention the highly personalized training program
IPTAY FAMILY
So in essence, an athlete that attends college has a MUCH
Tall_Tiger_Two
If the players don't like the deal of getting a scholarship,
Clemson81to85
Poor students get 100% scholly AND Pell Grant
cu1981fans
What's really a farce is Saban getting 5+ million***
Tall_Tiger_Two
you are being kind...
cutiger250®
Re: you are being kind...
IvegottheCooties
Re: you are being kind...
cutiger250®
Re: you are being kind...
deroberts®
Sorry but with Whitney gate for you to ask that I am ROFL
cu1981fans
we are talking about expenses...
71PR®
Re: we are talking about expenses...
IvegottheCooties
Wish the media would report this. I fume every time I hear
cu1981fans
Tell it like it is, 250!
71PR®
What about those athletes that do not qualify for the Pell
Tall_Tiger_Two
cutiger250, this needs to be front and center
TigerzzRoar®
So a return to the days of true student athletes? awful!!
greatertater®
Nevertheless I actually DO support some payment other than
greatertater®
I have no problem with players being compensated
tokillagamecock®
Players get a great opportunity
Harley®
The real problem
footballmanager
Pay them and let them pay
MackDaddy®
pay them and make it all taxable income
henry®


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