Undrafted college football player can’t go back to his college team

January 5, 2015

  • 29TXVII Antitrust Actions, Proceedings, and Enforcement
  • 29TXVII(B) Actions
  • 29Tk994 Injunction
  • 29Tk996 Preliminary

01-05-15Former college football player who entered professional football draft, but who was not chosen, was not entitled to preliminary injunction requiring that intercollegiate athletic association and his university restore his eligibility to play intercollegiate football; plaintiff did not show likelihood of success on merits of claim that the Sherman Anti-Trust Act was violated by rules of the association deeming a player who has entered the professional draft, and who has been represented by an attorney in his dealings with professional teams, ineligible to play amateur intercollegiate football.

Banks v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n, 746 F. Supp. 850, (N.D. Ind., 1990)