Former Bruin Ed O’Bannon Sues NCAA

A former UCLA basketball player is suing the NCAA over its use of former student athletes’ images in DVDs, video games, photographs, apparel and other material.

In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Ed O’Bannon says the NCAA illegally has athletes sign away their rights to the commercial use of their images and does not share any of the proceeds from their use with former athletes.

“While the NCAA, its member conferences and schools, and its for-profit business partners reap millions of dollars from revenue streams …, former student athletes whose likenesses are utilized to generate those profit centers receive no compensation whatsoever,” the suit claims.

Read more about the lawsuit and the damages O’Bannon is seeking!

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