Six current college football players have been added as plaintiffs to the anti-trust lawsuit that claims the NCAA owes billions of dollars to former players for allowing their likenesses to be used without compensation in games made by Electronic Arts. Former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, which has been joined by 16 former college athletes. Basketball Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson previously joined the lawsuit.
Vanderbilt linebacker Chase Garnham; Clemson cornerback Darius Robinson; Arizona linebacker Jake Fischer and kicker Jake Smith; and Minnesota tight end Moses Alipate and wide receiver Victor Keise have signed onto the lawsuit.
Currently a judge is considering turning this lawsuit into a full-fledged class action lawsuit.
The NCAA announced this week that it would no longer allow EA to use its name and logo in video games – after its current licensing agreement expires in June of 2014.
Source: CBS DC