NCAA president to appeal against ruling on payments to athletes

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The NCAA president, Mark Emmert, said on Sunday his organization would appeal against a ruling that opens the door for college athletes to receive some of the money they help generate in major sports.

In his first public comments since Friday’s ruling, Emmert told ABC’s This Week that college sports’ largest governing body found a lot in the decision that was “admirable” and some parts they disagreed with so strongly that they could not let it go unchallenged in court.

“Yes, at least in part we will,” Emmert said when asked whether the NCAA planned an appeal. “No one on our legal team or the college conferences’ legal teams think this is a violation of antitrust laws and we need to get that settled in the courts.”

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