The Lawsuit That Could Destroy the NCAA

05/07/2013 07:16 PM

A lawsuit that began in 2009 over the NCAA profiting off the likenesses of former athletes in EA Sports video games is gaining momentum. Former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon filed the suit, claiming the NCAA should not be profiting from their names and images without sharing the royalty payments. In their latest filing, O’Bannon’s lawyers argue that the case deserves class-action status. If their request is granted, the NCAA would be liable for claims brought not just by the plaintiffs, but also by all former athletes. Ryan Alessi discusses what the lawsuit could mean to the future of the NCAA with Jason Anderson in this clip from cn|2 sports.

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