EA Sports Has Been Hit With A $1 Billion Lawsuit From NCAA Athletes

August 5, 2011 0

A class-action lawsuit filed by former college athletes against EA, and the NCAA.

The lawsuit states that if former Nebraska and Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller and former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon can prove their rights have been violated. EA could be paying close to $1 billion.

The lawsuit also states EA “knowing, willful and intentionally,” used players’ likenesses without providing any compensation. EA says they have the right to use these likenesses, even for unnamed athletes in the game due to the 1st Amendment.

EA reportedly has 14 days to respond to a lawsuit.

 

Source: vg247.com

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