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EA Sports Settles With Ex-Players, Will Stop Making College Game

Posted By Seth Moed On September 27, 2013 @ 9:26 AM In NCAA,Sports Media | No Comments

EA_Sports_2013 [1]While current NCAA players fight for their right to make money, a large group of former college football players scored a major victory Thursday.

Shortly after Electronic Arts announced it would stop producing a college football game beginning next year, the video game company — together with Collegiate Licensing Company, which holds the licensing rights to the trademarks of the majority of colleges and universities — filed papers to the U.S. District Court in Northern California that it had settled its case brought by former players.

Although the video games did not use their names, the former college athletes alleged EA Sports used the same jersey numbers, heights, weights, skin tones, hair colors and home states in the in-game bios, not only without their permission, but without compensation.

Source: Darren Rovell, ESPN.com


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