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NCAA Compensation Cap Draws New Protest

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Two student athletes joined Clemson football player Martin Jenkins in challenging NCAA rules that limit or cap the amount of compensation and benefits players can earn while enrolled in college.

Wisconsin sophomore forward Nigel Hayes and Anfornee Stewart, starting linebacker for Middle Tennessee State, added their names to the class action led by Jenkins. In an amended complaint filed Thursday, Rutgers basketball player J.J. Moore, University of Texas El Paso football player Kevin Perry and UC Berkeley football player Bill Tyndall were dropped from the lawsuit, as their eligibility recently lapsed.

Along with the governing body for college athletics, the players are suing the five Power Conferences that represent NCAA Division I men's basketball and FBS football. They seek an injunction to allow the free market to dictate how much college athletes are paid.

The players are expected to move for class certification on November 6. They are represented by sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler with Winston and Strawn in New York.

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