Ed O'Bannon case

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Maize927

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Ed O'Bannon case Saturday, August 09, 2014 2:02 AM (permalink)
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A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can't stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit players from getting anything other than scholarships and the cost of attendance at schools.
U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken, in a 99-page decision that followed a contentious three-week trial in June, ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others who sued the NCAA, claiming it violated antitrust laws by conspiring with the schools and conferences to block the athletes from getting a share of the revenues generated from the use of their images in broadcasts and video games. The injunction she issued allows players at big schools to have money generated by television contracts put into a trust fund to pay them when they leave.

http://espn.go.com/colleg...obannon-antitrust-case
 
 
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Re:Ed O'Bannon case Saturday, August 09, 2014 10:27 AM (permalink)
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At this point, letting these guys make whatever they can selling autographs or their image or likeness in video games etc. doesn't seem like a big deal to me.  Let 'em have it.  It's short-lived and not a lot of money so who really cares? But I laugh at Ed O' Bannon as he says he was only at UCLA to play basketball and did the bare minimum to stay qualified.  This is obviously not newsworthy but the fact is he was paid a helluva lot more than the 5k a year the NCAA can cap this thing at considering he lived rent-free and had paid meals for 4 years (yes, when somebody pays your rent and food expenses that is the same as being paid).   But this is just another step towards what will eventually come-a "super power conference" that will consist of the 25 wealthiest programs who can pay whatever it takes to get players, then a "college football" conference of another 100 programs that nobody cares about and then the D2's and D3's.  Or has that already happened?  Hard to tell sometimes.  I used to like college football because it was different from the NFL. The NFL is predictable and other than the uniform colors, you can't tell the teams apart.  They all run the same offenses and defenses, the games look the same, and it's not hard to predict who will be the top 5 or 6 teams every year.  But college has already gotten that way too so it is what it is.  Nothing stays the same forever and I'm starting to care less and less about any of this anyway so whatever happens is fine with me.  It's still reasonably interesting to watch.
 
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Re:Ed O'Bannon case Saturday, August 09, 2014 3:18 PM (permalink)
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Sure to be appealed by the NCAA but Stevie Wonder could see this ruling coming a mile away. It was always a house of cards.
 
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Re:Ed O'Bannon case Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:06 AM (permalink)
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3. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, at the Big 12 forum in New York this past week, placed the full value of a Longhorn football scholarship at $69,000 per year -- tax-free. "If you add the taxes to that," Patterson said, "it puts you in about the top third of household incomes in the United States. If the fourth-string defensive lineman is getting the benefit of a top-third household income in the United States, I don't think they're doing all that poorly." Next year, add cost of attendance ($4,310 at Texas) and in two years, payment for use of name, image and likeness (a minimum of $5,000 in trust). That's exploitation?


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Re:Ed O'Bannon case Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:48 PM (permalink)
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3. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, at the Big 12 forum in New York this past week, placed the full value of a Longhorn football scholarship at $69,000 per year -- tax-free. "If you add the taxes to that," Patterson said, "it puts you in about the top third of household incomes in the United States. If the fourth-string defensive lineman is getting the benefit of a top-third household income in the United States, I don't think they're doing all that poorly." Next year, add cost of attendance ($4,310 at Texas) and in two years, payment for use of name, image and likeness (a minimum of $5,000 in trust). That's exploitation?


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The Average University Of Texas Football Player Is Worth $578,000
 
Just sayin.........
 
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Re:Ed O'Bannon case Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:53 AM (permalink)
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3. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, at the Big 12 forum in New York this past week, placed the full value of a Longhorn football scholarship at $69,000 per year -- tax-free. "If you add the taxes to that," Patterson said, "it puts you in about the top third of household incomes in the United States. If the fourth-string defensive lineman is getting the benefit of a top-third household income in the United States, I don't think they're doing all that poorly." Next year, add cost of attendance ($4,310 at Texas) and in two years, payment for use of name, image and likeness (a minimum of $5,000 in trust). That's exploitation?


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The Average University Of Texas Football Player Is Worth $578,000

Just sayin.........

Let's see...my company sold 1.1 billion dollars in projects last year and we have 3,000 employees.  Let me do some quick math...1B divided by 3,000....carry the...wow...each employee should be getting paid 300k+ a year.  And I've personally sold 22M in projects so far this year so I'm going to let my boss know he owes everybody 300k and at least 5M for me.  Wish me luck in the real world! 
 
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Re:Ed O'Bannon case Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:48 AM (permalink)
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Good luck, TK! were all pulling for u! (Which is also not free, we each expect 20% of your potential earnings) do u know bow much our well wishes are worth? Jeez
 
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