Thursday, June 04, 2009

L2L: College Athletes vs. EA Sports and NCAA

This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we consider the class-action lawsuit filed by college football and basketball players against EA Sports and the NCAA. The lawsuit claims that electronic games unlawfully appropriate the likenesses of these student athletes.

Our guests to discuss this issue are Peter Goplerud, dean and professor of law at Florida Coastal School of Law, who is widely recognized for his expertise in the field of sports law, and Clay Travis, an attorney and sports writer who formerly was editor at Deadspin.com and now writes for FanHouse.com.

You can listen to the show at the Legal Talk Network or download the MP3 file.

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Houston DWI Attorney Paul B. Kennedy, said...

While I believe college athletes are being compensated for their work on the field by receiving scholarships, someone else is making a ton of money from TV and video-game rights.

I don't know if the answer is a stipend or setting up trust accounts for the players to access once their eligibility is up.