Kennyhertz Perry Attorney Mit Winter Quoted in Article Discussing U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Review Alston v. NCAA Decision
Mit Winter was quoted in an article by Front Office Sports discussing today’s announcement by the U.S. Supreme Court that it will review a lower court’s decision in the Alston v. NCAA case. The lower court’s decision found that NCAA bylaws that limit college athletes’ ability to receive educationally related payments and benefits from their schools violate antitrust law. The lower court decision allows universities to give Division I men’s and women’s basketball players and FBS football players (a) thousands of dollars per year in cash payments as academic awards and incentives and (b) unlimited educationally related benefits such as computers and graduate school scholarships.
Mit was asked to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision:
“The Supreme Court’s decision could greatly alter the collegiate sports business model,” Mit Winter, a collegiate sports attorney at Kennyhertz Perry, wrote to FOS.
The full article can be viewed at the link below.
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The need for an attorney experienced in collegiate athletics has never been higher. From assistance with compliance, eligibility, scholarship, and transfer issues, to advice and representation relating to the newly emerging name, image, and likeness laws and legislation, universities, conferences, coaches, and college athletes often need an attorney to advocate on their behalf and to assist and advise on these types of issues.
The team at Kennyhertz Perry is uniquely suited to guide universities and college athletes through all of these types of issues with respect to the multitude of rules and laws set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the National Federation of High School Athletic Associations (NFHSAA).
The attorneys at Kennyhertz Perry all have years of experience advocating for clients in high stakes matters and advising them on related issues. In addition, and most importantly, attorney Mit Winter is a former Division I scholarship basketball player with extensive experience working on collegiate athletics legal matters. Mit has first-hand experience in understanding the pressures and demands faced by college athletes both on and off the field, and has represented a number of sports-related clients in his practice, including the Big 12 Conference, Conference USA, and the NCAA.
Mit is widely regarded as an expert in collegiate sports law and frequently writes on these legal issues. He is also the founder and chairman of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Committee and serves as a Regional Captain in the states of Kansas and Missouri for the Sports Lawyers Association’s (“SLA”) Outreach Committee.
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