National Collegiate Athletic Association : Basketball Star, Edward O ' Bannon, Jr Filed Suit Against The National

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Important Facts On July 21, 2009, former University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) basketball star, Edward O’Bannon, Jr filed suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Electronic Arts (EA) and Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) over the use of former and current players’ images in DVD’s, video games, photographs, apparel and other material while prohibiting current and former Division 1 NCAA players from receiving any compensation. Mr. O’Bannon believed this is a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act (1890). The NCAA disagrees with the charges as presented and stated that the rules regarding compensation to student athletes are necessary to protect collegiate sports and the educational mission of the colleges involved. The NCAA was established in 1950 and currently has over 1,100 colleges. The NCAA has a broad range of rules, but for the purposes of the case, the rules in question deals with eligibility requirements, the number and size of scholarships each school can offer, and whether the student athletes can be compensated and for what they can be compensated for. All of these variables are under the strict control and decision of the NCAA, which currently states that student athletes cannot receive compensation outside of the set rules. The student athletes are considered as being compensated by scholarships and higher education but are limited to compensation that require the student’s athletic skills to be performed outside of

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