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The NCAA Could Face Over $900 Million in Damages Under Latest Class Action Lawsuit

The NCAA and its Power 5 conferences could be facing more than $900 million in additional damages as a result of a class-action lawsuit seeking academic achievement payments to athletes dating back to the 2019-2020 school year.

The suit — filed in April 2023 — followed a ruling upheld by the Supreme Court in 2021 in the case of former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston that prevents the NCAA from having limits on the education-related compensation athletes can receive from their schools.

The new figure was included in a filing by the NCAA late Wednesday night in the latest lawsuit involving former Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, The association cited an expert for the plaintiffs, who estimated that college athletes would be owed $313 million for the four calendar years (three academic years) before the Alston ruling went into effect.

Read the source article at USA Today

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