Lawsuit challenging NCAA ban on compensation expanded

Advertisement

OAKLAND, Calif. — Former college basketball standout Ed O’Bannon and his lawyers sought to dramatically expand his lawsuit challenging the NCAA’s ban on compensating athletes in a move that could expose the organization and its member schools to billions of dollars in damages.

O’Bannon and his lawyers asked a federal court judge to turn their antitrust lawsuit into a class action, representing thousands of former and current college athletes. The lawsuit demands that the NCAA find a way to cut players in on the billions of dollars earned by college sports from live broadcasts, memorabilia sales, video games and in other areas.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment

Click here to sign in