Should College Athletes Be Paid?
Mark Nuccio Discusses Compensation Issue on WGBH
Mark Nuccio, a Ropes & Gray partner in the Sports Law practice group, appeared on WGBH's "Greater Boston" roundtable segment to discuss whether college athletes should be paid. The issue, in the shadows of this month's March Madness, has been brought to light in a lawsuit by former UCLA star Ed O'Bannon against the NCAA. The suit argues that upon graduation, former athletes may be entitled to financial compensation for future use athletes' images by the NCAA in commercials, video games, or other marketing efforts. The video of the segment is available on WGBH's website here.
Nuccio is a sports attorney with over a decade of experience advising clients on corporate, transactional, and licensing matters. He has represented major footwear and apparel companies in connection with ground-breaking licensing deals with the NFL, the National Association of Basketball Coaches in connection with its group licensing agreements with its Division I members, and with various other clients and organizations.