Football And Basketball And Football Essay

882 Words Dec 6th, 2015 4 Pages
The plaintiff, Edward C. O’Bannon, Jr., sued the NCAA and CLC on his own and on behalf of other interested parties, claiming that the rules that the NCAA set for amateur sports, specifically football and basketball, which prevent students in college athletic programs from receiving compensation for the use of their names, images, and likenesses is an illegal restraint of trade under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1 (Edward O’Bannon, Jr. v. NCAA, 2014). Also, according to Edward O’Bannon, Jr. v. NCAA (2014), Mr. O’Bannon and the plaintiffs sought to challenge the NCAA’s rules which set restrictions on compensation for athletes in the elite men’s basketball and football programs. In addition to Mr. O’Bannon’s claims, another plaintiff, former starting quarterback for Arizona State University, Samuel Michael Keller had filed a suit against the NCAA, CLC, and EA, claiming that EA had used without permission the names, images, and likeness of student athletes based upon a report by Berkowitz (2014). Mr. Keller went on to state that the NCAA and CLC knew that this was happening but chose to turn their backs away from the issue according to Berkowitz (2014). Eventually, due to the similar issues in both cases, Mr. O’Bannon and Mr. Keller as well as the other plaintiffs joined their cases together under Edward O’Bannon, Jr. v. NCAA.
The case was heard in a California district court which is a general trial court of the United States federal court system according to…

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