Looks like Donald Remy and the NCAA are on the road to doing just that.
A federal judge on Friday denied motions from the NCAA and other defendants to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit pertaining to the use of college athletes’ names and likenesses.
The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken, sets the stage for another key ruling that is pending in the case – whether to certify the case as a class action.
Wilken ruled none of the three arguments that the NCAA offered for dismissal “provides grounds for dismissing Plaintiffs’ claims at this stage.”
Obviously, Jim Delany was not as persuasive as he thought he was.
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Delany’s comment regarding the Big Ten not negotiating with the WWL … “We simply wouldn’t deal with a company that simply wouldn’t pay us what we thought we were worth.” Well, Jim … I imagine that’s sorta like what the O’Bannon plaintiffs are doing.
Maybe Judge Wilken should be added to the playoff selection committee.
Guy on the radio up here said EA sports bailed out of the plane and took the parachutes with them when they settled. It is now up the NCAA to crash land this plane.
Yup, EA Sport’s Attorneys have a better and smarter client than His Emmertness.