Wisconsin forward Hayes joins suit against NCAA

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has joined an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA that accuses the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes.

Hayes was added as a plaintiff in documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Northern California. Middle Tennessee State linebacker Anfornee Stewart was also added as a plaintiff.

The suit was initially filed in March on behalf of four athletes, including former Clemson football player Martin Jenkins.

Wisconsin said Friday in a statement that it ''fully supports'' Hayes.

''In a free society, people can reasonably disagree about any issue, express their views and seek to vindicate them through the legal process,'' the statement said.

Wisconsin is ranked third in the AP Top 25 preseason basketball poll.

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