Supreme Court Seems Ready to Back Payments to Student-Athletes

  • The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday regarding whether or not the NCAA could bar payments to student-athletes in the name of amateurism despite the antitrust laws. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON — Justices across the ideological spectrum teamed up during Supreme Court oral arguments Wednesday to voice skepticism about the NCAA’s position that it could bar relatively modest payments to student-athletes in the name of amateurism despite the antitrust laws. But some of the same justices also seemed worried about opening the floodgates to further challenges.