Published on September 28th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
EA to Pay Millions to College Athletes in Settlement
The company known as Electronic Arts (EA) has produced the NCAA football title for many years now. The company recently came under fire with a class action lawsuit involving former UCLA and NBA basketball star, Ed O’Bannon.
The following quotes come from a release from Hausfeld LLP, the attorneys working on the case.
“This is a historic settlement,” said lead attorney Michael Hausfeld.
“This settlement represents an acknowledgment that the NCAA’s rules
barring payment to current and former players cannot stand.”
The case was brought about due to the commercial use of the NCAA and its student athletes. It was released today that EA will in fact pay out “tens of millions” to former and current athletes.
At the moment, it doesn’t look like we will be seeing future NCAA titles from the EA Sports camp.