Ex-Athletes Sue NCAA Over Use of Likenesses

July 22, 2009

A group of former college football and men's basketball players have sued the National Collegiate Athletic Association in federal court, charging the association with violating antitrust laws by profiting off the use of the players' likenesses in video games and other memorabilia, USA Today reported. The use of athletes' images in video games is the latest battleground over commercialism and amateurism in big-time college sports, and the class action filed Tuesday is the second such lawsuit by former athletes challenging the NCAA's policies and seeking damages.

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