In Denver Rockets v. All-Pro Management, Inc. (Haywood), the court invalidated the National Basketball Association’s four-year college rule. The court held that the rule, which does not permit an athlete to play with any N.B.A. team until its high school class would graduate from college regardless of whether the athlete actually attended college, violated antitrust laws. This Comment focuses Haywood’s effect on the application of antitrust laws to professional sports and the potential illegality of player draft. The Comment concludes that Haywood’s effect may be far-reaching forcing professional sports leagues and Congress to enact rules and regulations to prevent any negative effect Haywood could have on players and the player draft.
Antitrust Law: Procedural Safeguard Requirements in Concerted Refusals to Deal: An Application to Professional Sports-Denver Rockets v. All-Pro Management Inc.,
San Diego L. Rev.
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