Judge says NCAA N.I.L. rules can be continued
Tuesday, A judge kept in place the NCAA’s rules prohibiting name, image and likeness compensation from being used as a recruiting inducement, denying a request for a temporary restraining order by the states of Tennessee and Virginia. The attorneys general filed a federal antitrust lawsuit in the Eastern District of Tennessee last week that challenged the NCAA’s NIL rules, after it was revealed the University of Tennessee was under investigation by the association for potential infractions. The states asked for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, saying immediate action was needed because the time in which high school football recruits can sign scholarship agreements with schools starts Wednesday. Judge Clifton Corker wrote that the states have failed to demonstrate that recruits would be irreparably harmed if the temporary restraining order was not granted. A preliminary injunction hearing is set for Feb. 13.