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Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA: UPDATE: O'Bannon wins, but NCAA may not suffer that much

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    As you know, I'm no fan of the NCAA. I like how this is an end-around the whole student-athlete/shamateurism business. Former UCLA star Ed O'Bannon is suing the NCAA in a class action lawsuit against the NCAA using his likeness ... after he graduates.

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=dw-ncaasuit072109&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
     
  2. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA

    Wait a minute ...

    What's this story about a civil suit doing on the ESPN site?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=4346470
     
  3. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA

    I hope O'Bannon wins this suit, because the NCAA really sticks it to athletes in some ways. But if this f's up my NCAA football games, I'll be mighty unhappy.
     
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA

    This suit should probably take awhile, and if the NCAA loses (and I hope they do), they'll probably appeal. So, your games should be safe for a year or two, at least.
     
  5. Karl Hungus

    Karl Hungus Member

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA

    This was only a matter of time. I'll have to go to work and check the NLI promotional waivers to see if they are only applicable to student athletes while at the institution, or after. Will report back.
     
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA

    I got to cover Ed at Artesia High (Charles, too) when Artesia was a beast in California.
     
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA

    Very interesting. This is big money we're talking.
     
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA

    I wonder what the NCAA's defense is going to be?

    They can't give the usual argument on how they are trying to keep their sports amateur. Video games and merchandise sales are business. They're going to have a heckuva time trying to convince the courts that athletes shouldn't earn a share of the profits on sales of their likenesses after their careers are done.
     
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA

    I doubt it'll affect much in the NCAA football or basketball games, there just may be fewer historical circumstances and teams, if any.

    And, to be fair, I never really played with those. Much more concerned with Dynasty mode.
     
  10. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA

    I imagine it might be something along the lines of "We're not using their names. The schools own the jerseys and control the numbers and we pay the school licensing fees to use that stuff, and that's all we're required to do."

    That said, I think they better come up with something better than that or else bring out the check book.
     
  11. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA


    Didn't the NFLPA lose a similar suit to former players featured on "classic" NFL teams in a video game.
    The PA shut them out of the receiving any revenue
     
  12. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Re: Ed O'Bannon suing NCAA

    Actually, the NFLPA won the class-action lawsuit for $28.1 million, then settled for $26 million. The reason they took less was to get the money immediately, as opposed to waiting on payments.

    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3174670
     
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