Following the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s response to a federal court’s temporary injunction barring the enforcement of guidance on the participation of third-party collectives in recruitment, attorneys have weighed in on the evolving rules and steady expansion of antitrust lawsuits stemming from compensation for name, image, and likeness deals.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee issued the preliminary injunction Feb. 23 against the NCAA’s enforcement of the “NIL-recruiting ban,” to prohibit third-party collectives from offering NIL deals to induce student athletes to commit to a particular school. The suit was filed by the attorneys general of Tennessee and Virginia. Late last week, the NCAA President, Charles Baker, addressed the court’s order in a statement and said he wished to provide as much clarity and stability going forward.