Friday, April 25, 2014
Female athlete joins legal fight against NCAA
MINNEAPOLIS -- In a lawsuit filed in Minneapolis federal court on Friday, former Kennesaw State basketball player Ashley Holliday became what is believed to be the first woman to be a named plaintiff in an antitrust action against the NCAA.
The complaint, filed by Zelle Hofman, alleges that full scholarships granted by the NCAA do not cover the full cost of attending college.
The lawsuit cites studies alleging full-scholarship athletes often fall $3,000 to $5,000 short of what it takes to go to school while limiting an athlete's avenues for making up the difference. The class-action lawsuit, similar to others around the country, is comprised of men's and women's football and basketball players who were given full scholarships.
Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Shariff Floyd is among the other named plaintiffs.