Another O’Bannon retreat

The NCAA throws in the towel on use of a standard form.

Athletes who signed the release had granted permission for the NCAA or an associated third party, such as a school or conference, to use his or her name or picture to promote NCAA championships or other events without being compensated. The NCAA’s removal of that component from what is known as the Student-Athlete Statement, which includes a series of other releases on disclosure of personal information and eligibility, is yet another indication that the NCAA is trying to distance itself from legal entanglements that have arisen as a result of growing questions about who owns college athletes’ names and likenesses.

NCAA spokesperson Stacey Osburn was not immediately available for comment.

That last sentence tells you all you need to know.  (It probably needs to become a Lexicon entry.)

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7 responses to “Another O’Bannon retreat

  1. Dog in Fla

    “NCAA spokesperson Stacey Osburn was not immediately available for comment.”

    And because it’s always Friday afternoon somewhere, Stacey’s hologram likeness had also left the building but in her place the hologram likeness of Elvis commented that he was all shook up

  2. 69Dawg

    The NCAA is great at closing barn doors once all the horses are out. Some lawyer just openly wept.

  3. 202dawg

    Hemorrhaging ground here…

  4. Chuck

    Not really topical to the post, but just wanted to say “Welcome back, and get rested, recovered and ready for the season.”

  5. DugLite

    “No comment,” is a loud statement.

  6. DawgPhan

    So is the NCAA really going to attempt to promote march madness without images of players?