CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Jake Fischer had a feeling he wouldnt be talking much football at Pac-12 media day. He was right.
Ever since the standout University of Arizona linebacker announced that he would be joining a lawsuit against the NCAA, hes been a de facto spokesperson for student-athletes financial rights.
Were doing it for athletes to have more of a voice, Fischer said Friday at the Sony Picture Studios. A say in what goes on.
Fischer and teammate Jake Smith recently joined Clemson cornerback Darius Robinson, Vanderbilt linebacker Chase Garnham and Minnesota tight end Moses Alipate and wide receiver Victor Keise in a suit that claims the NCAA owes former players billions of dollars for using their likenesses without compensation.
There are 16 current and former athletes in the lawsuit, with the lead plaintiff former UCLA basketball star Ed OBannon. EA Sports, which publishes the NCAA Football video games, is also being sued.
All six of the current athletes are seniors, and the...