The NCAA has made it very clear that players cannot make money for themselves. Now after a lawsuit where former UCLA Ed O’Bannion challenged the NCAA refusal to pay players for their image being used in video games, it seems that the tide is changing.
Judge Claudia Wilken issued a decision in the case declaring the NCAA violated federal antitrust laws. Essentially Wilken’s decision has given the NCAA not only a black eye but opens the floodgates on how the NCAA operations violates federal antitrust laws.
Now other lawsuits will have a precedent to look back upon against the governing body.
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