Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in new NCAA lawsuit


by - Assoc. Editor -
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Clemson's Martin Jenkins with an interception against S.C. State.
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
RS Sr. Cornerback
#14 5-10, 180
Roswell, GA

View Full Profile
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
Cornerback (2010 - 2013)
#8 5-10, 175
College Park, GA

View Full Profile
, 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.

Tags: Martin Jenkins
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Loading...
Post your comments!
Subject (Replies: 67) Author
spacer FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
TigerNet News
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
OldGreenTom
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
ThumbCat
spacer The argument against is fairly simple
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Maybe, but if the scholarship pays for roughly 28,000
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer Total cost of attendance is an arbitrary number
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer what about gas expenses, who pays for them to travel to and
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer Excerpt from an article that's of interest...
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer Those are expenses you pay if you are in college or not
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer lol, good points...***
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer Re: The argument against is fairly simple
tigerag79
spacer Re: The argument against is fairly simple
tigerag79
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
IvegottheCooties
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
ISpeakTheTruth
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
Iank
spacer You realize if that happened, that'd be the death of college
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer It won't be the death. Perhaps a trim down.
tigertrain®
spacer But is it fair that a football player MUST attend college to
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer Re: You realize if that happened, that'd be the death of college
IvegottheCooties
spacer What are you comparing that theory to? It's hard to really
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer Re: What are you comparing that theory to? It's hard to really
IvegottheCooties
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
cuted
spacer I agree w both of you, this could be
TigerNation88
spacer what many find though is the athletes aren't receiving an
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
hangtime033
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
Topher
spacer Re: FB Update: Clemson DB named as co-plaintiff in NCAA lawsuit
IvegottheCooties
spacer This suit could ruin college football.***
cutigersJD
spacer This suit alone, probably not
OldGreenTom
spacer Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
MerlingRules
spacer Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
clemtiger117
spacer Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
MerlingRules
spacer Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
clemtiger117
spacer What's wrong with paying those that generate money?
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer Title IX
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Doesn't that just deal with sex? You wouldn't be excluding
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer It does. But the only sports getting paid would be mens
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer So you don't want an athletic department
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
Iank
spacer Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
MerlingRules
spacer Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
Iank
spacer Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
myplasticsurgeon
spacer Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
MerlingRules
spacer I think there have been 3 athletes since 2006 that have
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer Re: Saying they get a scholarship is laughable
Topher
spacer Not to mention the highly personalized training program
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer So in essence, an athlete that attends college has a MUCH
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer If the players don't like the deal of getting a scholarship,
Clemson81to85
spacer Poor students get 100% scholly AND Pell Grant
cu1981fans
spacer What's really a farce is Saban getting 5+ million***
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer you are being kind...
cutiger250
spacer Re: you are being kind...
IvegottheCooties
spacer Re: you are being kind...
cutiger250
spacer Re: you are being kind...
deroberts
spacer Sorry but with Whitney gate for you to ask that I am ROFL
cu1981fans
spacer we are talking about expenses...
71PR
spacer Re: we are talking about expenses...
IvegottheCooties
spacer Wish the media would report this. I fume every time I hear
cu1981fans
spacer Tell it like it is, 250!
71PR
spacer What about those athletes that do not qualify for the Pell
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer cutiger250, this needs to be front and center
TigerzzRoar®
spacer So a return to the days of true student athletes? awful!!
greatertater
spacer Nevertheless I actually DO support some payment other than
greatertater
spacer I have no problem with players being compensated
tokillagamecock®
spacer Players get a great opportunity
Harley®
spacer The real problem
footballmanager
spacer Pay them and let them pay
MackDaddy®
spacer pay them and make it all taxable income
henry®
Tajh Boyd weighs in on Clemson QB battle
Tajh Boyd weighs in on Clemson QB battle
WATCH: Clemson Hype video "Extravagant Dreams" featuring Brian Dawkins
WATCH: Clemson Hype video "Extravagant Dreams" featuring Brian Dawkins
Clemson's T-shirt slogan for 2018: Accept The Challenge
Clemson's T-shirt slogan for 2018: Accept The Challenge
Tigers collect three more Watch List selections
Tigers collect three more Watch List selections
Scrimmage Insider: Defense better, but QBs missing too many zip code throws
Scrimmage Insider: Defense better, but QBs missing too many zip code throws
Five Clemson commits make new Rivals top-100
Five Clemson commits make new Rivals top-100
WATCH: Swinney on Brett Favre, Ohio State, Vegas Odds, Mike Williams
WATCH: Swinney on Brett Favre, Ohio State, Vegas Odds, Mike Williams
WATCH: David Hood's Tuesday Clemson scrimmage wrap
WATCH: David Hood's Tuesday Clemson scrimmage wrap
WATCH: Dabo Swinney's Tuesday scrimmage report
WATCH: Dabo Swinney's Tuesday scrimmage report
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest
Clemson Gear
Clemson Gear