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United States v. Walters

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
997 F.2d 1219 (1993)


Facts

Norby Walters (defendant) was an agent who secretly signed representation contracts with college athletes who were on scholarships at their universities. The universities required the athletes to verify via signed form that they were eligible to compete as amateurs. However, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules prohibit college athletes from being represented by an agent. If the athletes do so, they are no longer eligible to compete as amateurs in college sporting events. Walters knew of the NCAA rules. Unbeknownst to Walters, the signed eligibility forms were then mailed by the universities to the various athletic conferences, such as the Big Ten. The United States (plaintiff) charged Walters with violating the federal mail fraud statute. The district court found Walters guilty, and Walters appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Easterbrook, J.)

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