College Athletes Could Benefit From Video Companies' Settlement

June 2, 2014

Tens of thousands of college athletes could receive funds from a $40 million fund that would be created in a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit in which former college athletes sued the makers of video games over use of the athletes' likenesses, USA Today reported. Electronic Arts and Collegiate Licensing Co. were defendants (along with the National Collegiate Athletic Association) in two lawsuits by athletes, but they settled, while the case against the NCAA is scheduled to go to trial next week. Under the proposed settlement, current and former athletes whose likenesses were used in NCAA-themed games.

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