NCAA reaches $20 million settlement with players in video game suit

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NCAA reaches $20 million settlement with players in video game suit Monday, June 09, 2014 1:30 PM (permalink)
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EA Sports previously settled with the players for $40 million. The question now becomes whether the games will ever be made again and how the money would be distributed to future players.
 
Side note, the Ed O'Bannon anti-trust case began today.
 

The NCAA said the settlement will award $20 million to various Division I football and men's basketball players who attended certain universities during the years the games were sold. The settlement, pending approval from a judge, would end the litigation brought by former Arizona State and Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller over the use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses in video games. The case had been scheduled for trial in March 2015.

http://www.cbssports.com/...ith-players-in-ea-suit
 
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Re:NCAA reaches $20 million settlement with players in video game suit Tuesday, June 10, 2014 9:25 AM (permalink)
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I understand their complaint but I had to laugh.  Yes, because EVERYBODY knows Sam Keller and his "likeness".  LOL!  Get a job Sam-it'll pay more in the long run.
 
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Re:NCAA reaches $20 million settlement with players in video game suit Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:18 PM (permalink)
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^^ lol
 
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Re:NCAA reaches $20 million settlement with players in video game suit Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:02 PM (permalink)
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How a "non-profit" entity like the NCAA that "barely makes enough money" is able to hand out a $20 million settlement I will never know
 
 
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Re:NCAA reaches $20 million settlement with players in video game suit Friday, June 13, 2014 8:39 AM (permalink)
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The fight over TV contracts has been begun in the Ed O'Bannon case. Networks and conferences have been scrambling to get their contracts sealed from court records. Always a good sign
 
http://www.cbssports.com/...ts-for-college-players
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Re:NCAA reaches $20 million settlement with players in video game suit Sunday, June 22, 2014 7:11 AM (permalink)
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http://m.espn.go.com/wire../story?storyId=11113811



OAKLAND, Calif. -- The head of the Big Ten painted a dire picture Friday of what college sports would look like if players were paid. He said his conference likely would cease to exist and the Rose Bowl probably would not be played.

Jim Delany said the idea of paying players goes against the entire college experience and he couldn't see league members agreeing to it. If some did, he said, they likely would be kicked out of the conference because the move would create an imbalance among schools that could not be resolved.

The longtime commissioner said it also would bring about the end of the Rose Bowl as a traditional New Year's Day game between Big Ten and Pac-12 teams.

"There wouldn't be a Rose Bowl if either they or we were operating in a very different wavelength in terms of paying players," Delany said.

Delany followed NCAA president Mark Emmert to the witness stand in a landmark antitrust suit brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and others. They dispute the NCAA's contention that college sports would be thrown into turmoil if players win the right to be paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses in television broadcasts and videogames.

Like Emmert, he said college sports would be irreparably damaged in many ways if a century-old tradition is breached by payments.

"These games are owned by the institution, and the notion of paying athletes for participation in these games is foreign to the notion of amateurism," Delany said.

Delany acknowledged that the Big Ten gets hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from its sports, with each school receiving a $25 million share of the proceeds. But he said most of that money goes into programs and academics, even at a time when coaches are earning millions of dollars a year.

Under cross examination, Delany was asked how much athletes get of the approximate $230 million a year the conference receives in broadcast rights and from its Big Ten Network.

"There is no athlete's share of broadcast rights," he said.


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Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.

 
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Re:NCAA reaches $20 million settlement with players in video game suit Sunday, June 22, 2014 2:04 PM (permalink)
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Yeah, just like Olympics we're suppose to go under once athletes could seek endorsements. I really have no interest in watching Michael Phelps swim now that I know he makes millions........

Old men trying to protect their share of the pie, nothing more.
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Re:NCAA reaches $20 million settlement with players in video game suit Monday, June 23, 2014 9:25 AM (permalink)
 
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