Legal News

The Argument about Paying College Athletes Has Gone on for Decades
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

In 2009 former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon filed a lawsuit on behalf of former college athletes. The lawsuit is still making its way through the system. The NCAA has players sign a waiver that in essence makes them give up any right to make money off their likenesses as an NCAA athlete. The counterargument is that the student-athletes are already being paid with a sports scholarship that covers their college education. There are billions generated in college TV revenue.

Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has been urging all parties, including the NCAA, to reach a compromise.

  
What
Where


The NCAA has refused direct comment on the case because of the ongoing litigation but has issued a statement last week when it submitted its most recent call for a dismissal.

The lead counsel for O’Bannon, Hausfeld LLP , issued the following statement to CNBC.com, “The NCAA’s rules that prohibit payment to student-athletes for the use of their names, images, and likenesses may have served a purpose in another era.

“But in this era of the commercialization of college sports and multi-million dollar broadcast contracts, these rules only serve to exploit the very student-athletes that generate the millions of dollars that pad the pockets of the NCAA.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“There is a growing public recognition that the NCAA’s business practices are unfair and we look forward to proving in a court of law that they must be changed.”

According to reports by CNBC News, Electronic Arts and the Collegiate Licensing Co. have this past September, reached an undisclosed settlement with the two firms and is likely to include some compensation to former college players. The argument about paying college athletes has gone on for decades.



Image Credit: www.insider.espn.go.com



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-Level Commercial Business Litigator

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking a commercial business litigation attorney with 2-5 years of experience...

Apply Now

Senior Level Litigator

USA-CA-Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills office is seeking a litigation attorney with 5-7 years of experience and a background...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CT-Stamford

Stamford office of our client seeks litigation associate attorney with 3+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Experienced Estate Planning Attorney

USA-CA-Torrance

Torrance office is seeking an estate planning attorney with 7-10 years of experience.

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Sacramento

A civil plaintiff’s law firm is hiring for an associate attorney, preferably with strong resea...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Sugar Land

Insurance Defense firm seeks an Associate Attorney with a MINIMUM of 3-5 years\' experience in litig...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-San Antonio

One of Texas\'s largest Personal Injury Law firm seeks a highly motivated associate attorney with 3-...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

One of Texas\'s largest Personal Injury Law firm seeks a highly motivated associate attorney with 3-...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top