Several Georgia players are included in the class action group scheduled to receive payment from EA Sports for use of their likenesses in its NCAA Football video game. Will some of you think less of ’em for that?
The funny thing is the kids would like to see the game return for the obvious reasons.
Theus played the game often growing up and would like to see it return. He says the game still has a huge following, and if the NCAA can work out a deal where the college football players are compensated for their likeness and image it could be a win for both sides.
“Whoever wants to play the game can play it, they [EA and the NCAA] can make money off of it, and guys can get a little more cash,” Theus said. “If they work something out, it would be awesome.”
EA Sports has already said it would be willing to resume production of the game and pay the kids for their likenesses. But amateurism is in the fans’ best interests, right?