Supreme Court rejects NCAA appeal of O'Bannon case

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the NCAA's appeal of the Ed O'Bannon case, leaving in place lower court rulings that found amateurism rules for big-time college basketball and football players violated federal antitrust law.

The justices on Monday rejected the appeal in a class-action lawsuit originally filed by O'Bannon, a former UCLA basketball star, and other athletes. The court also rejected O'Bannon's separate appeal that called on the justices to reinstate a plan to pay football and basketball players.

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