Jeremy Bloom Against The Ncaa

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knew it. But the NCAA has that money, after all they generate three billion dollars a year in revenue (Carrabis, 2010). Another case was Jeremy Bloom against the NCAA and their amateur ruling. Jeremy Bloom was a highly touted athlete with a scholarship offer from the University of Colorado and his skiing skills landed him on the 2002 Olympic Winter games and the U.S. National and World Cup Championship in mogul skiing within the same year (Freedman, 2003). Bloom also had a series of modeling and entertainment contracts. However the NCAA presented Bloom with a dilemma, if he wanted to play football, he had to cancel his outside contracts. Bloom tried submit a case where he could receive his football scholarship and still benefit from his skiing success. Nonetheless the NCAA amateur model didn’t support Blooms case. According to Freedman (2003) “The NCAA has ruled in Bloom’s case that since he doesn’t receive a salary, his endorsement deals and prize money violate the provision that he can’t make money based on his athletic ability”. Bloom was hard-pressed about giving up his endorsement. He wanted to play football but the only way to pay for his skiing career was through endorsements in which he had many including Oakley, Under Armor among others. The courts final ruling was to uphold the NCAA ruling even though the judge was “expressing his disappointment with the NCAA” (Freedman, 2003). This is another discouraging illustration of the NCAA being covetous. Prospering off
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