A random act of trollery

Those of you who swore the end of your love for college football the moment student-athletes were paid… well, in the face of this news

A rare occurrence is going to happen soon: Current college athletes are going to be paid for commercialized use of their image and likeness. About 400-450 current college football and men’s basketball players made claims in the Electronic Arts and NCAA video game settlements, according to Leonard Aragon, a lawyer for the plaintiffs.

Assuming the video game settlement is approved July 16 by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken, there will be active players cashing checks because their image was used in video games. Court documents show that a player could receive between $74 and $6,700 depending on the frequency and use of his image in the games. The maximum number could still increase. Current players make up less than 3 percent of the claims since many of them never appeared in the games.

… can the rest of us have your tickets?


Filed under It's Just Bidness, The NCAA

4 responses to “A random act of trollery

  1. I wish they could figure out a way to fix this. Maybe EA partners with the NCAA helps to pay for the continuing Healthcare for athletes after they leave school or something. I don’t really care how they do it. I just want my game back.

    Senator described his preview mag tradition the other day–well the game they took from us was part of mine–Buying the game in mid-late July–every year. Playing got me fired up for the season as much as the magazines do.

    I am still pissed it is gone.


    • OhioDawg

      Yeah, EA could easily get around the player likeness issue. Just make sure the players numbers, skin tone, and height etc, are completely random. The NCAA gaming community would gladly edit the rosters to fill in the missing info and then upload it to share. This is actually already done now. There would just be more info for the community to provide going forward, but they would do it happily. And voila, EA is not on the hook for using player likenesses, and the community still gets the game they want with the details they wanted and gladly provided for themselves.


  2. doofusdawg

    No problem at all with this… pay em. Then they are professionals and no longer eligible… until the next lawsuit works it’s way up.

    You know Senator you can never fix this… once government gets involved and starts fixing things.


  3. Mayor

    I seem to remember similar things happening to amateur tennis and track years ago whereby players got money for endorsements, etc. Those sports didn’t go all to hell. CFB will survive.