Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 3/20/14
Ed O’Bannon’s case against the NCAA -alleging that the NCAA and its member schools sold the images and likenesses of former college athletes in violation of antitrust laws- is finally going to trial. Ed O’Bannon, the suit’s plaintiff, and his attorney Michael Hausfeld, were on Larry King’s online-based show “Larry King Now” to explain why they say college athletes have no voice, no sense of security, and no control or compensation when it comes to their image and likeness after signing the NCAA scholarships. And it’s not just the athletes that are sympathetic to O’Bannon’s case. Then Marquette University Athletic Director Larry Williams told the Associated Press this past fall that he’s former Nebraska Cornhuskers QB Sam Keller and ex UCLA Bruins star Ed O’Bannon. “I do not think the NCAA should be trading on the image or likeness of any players,” Williams said. “If we’re requiring amateurism on one side, we should not be individually commercializing...
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