NOTE: This download expired May 31, 2018. See message below.
Summary: This case fiats the federal courts to make a ruling in the currently pending case of Jenkins v. NCAA.
Released: Filed Under: Expired
About "Pay The Athletes (AFF)"
This case fiats the federal courts to make a ruling in the currently pending case of Jenkins v. NCAA. The basis of the case is that it alleges that NCAA is an illegal monopoly that is violating anti-trust law, restraining trade by forming a conspiracy of colleges who all agree together to not pay the athletes. If the courts rule in favor of Jenkins, the NCAA will be forced to drop its rule of “amateurism” in college sports. That is, colleges will be allowed to pay the athletes. Note carefully: they would not be “required” to pay them, only “allowed” to. Doing so would solve for the exploitation of athletes, who bring in millions of dollars to their schools for which they get nothing, and eliminate the incentives for all the recruiting and academic scandals that keep plaguing college sports.
Watch the news carefully for updates, since it is an open case currently active in the federal courts. A lot of experts think Jenkins will lose and the case will be appealed to the Supreme Court. If that happens, the inherency will likely be valid for the rest of the academic season. If Jenkins loses, players don’t get paid. Even if Jenkins wins, it will still get appealed and probably no payments to players would begin until the Supreme Court either refuses to hear the case or else hears it and agrees with Jenkins. If Jenkins somehow wins a final decision from the Supreme Court during the 2017-18 debate season, then you can’t run this case. If Jenkins wins in an appeal at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, you can keep running the case because that decision would only apply in States located within the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit (West Coast). We would need the Supreme Court to settle it for the entire country. Keep doing research to know whether this is happening.
It would have been easier to fiat the NCAA change its rules, but probably not topical, since the NCAA isn’t “the United States,” which has to be the actor. Since federal courts are part of the United States government, they are a topical actor. This federal court ruling will have the same effect, by finding it illegal for the NCAA to continue its rule under anti-trust law, since the NCAA is operating as an illegal monopoly artificially setting wages for college athletes instead of letting the markets decide.
- Download the document with the button above. Study this release and get to know it well. File and print as necessary to prepare for your upcoming competition.
- This download is exclusively for Monument Members participating in Season 19. Any use outside this membership is a violation of U.S. Copyright Law and violators will be prosecuted.
- As always, double check all claims, warrants, hyperlinks and the current news in case any changes have occurred that will affect your competition.
- Do you have questions about this download? Tap in your comment at the bottom of the page. The author, the site owner, or another member will most likely reply.
Permission & Usage
Click Here for complete information on permissions. All membership content is proprietary intellectual content, so please respect its copyright. Simply put, if you are not a Monument Member, you may not use it or share its content. If one partner of a debate team is a member and the other is not, the one who is a Monument Member must be the controller of the logins, downloads and incorporation of the Monument Membership material. Sharing logins is strictly prohibited.
Would you like to join?
Downloads like these don't grow on trees. They take hard work from experts. But we make it easy and affordable with a membership, and we'd love for you to join us! Fill out the fields below to be included in all that Season 19 has to offer:
Click here for more information.
Coach Vance debated in National Forensic League debate while in high school from 1979-1982. In college, he judged at high school NFL tournaments in North Carolina. A homeschooling dad himself, he realized the growing potential and benefit of homeschool debate and switched over to coaching homeschoolers a couple years later. In 2001, he helped Chris Jeub with bringing The Blue Book to a more advanced level. He has been co-authoring Blue Book ever since.