While it doesn’t come as a total surprise, EA Sports and Collegiate Licensing Company will pay over $40 million to settle lawsuits formed by ex-players whose likenesses were used without compensation. It’s unknown how the large pie of money is supposed to be split up, but these millions are definitely a step in the right direction for the fearless leader behind this all — Ed O’Bannon.
After over four years of trying to get the folks at E.A. Sports, the CLC and the NCAA to pay for using innocent playing without paying a price; O’Bannon is finally starting to see his hard work pay off. This lawsuit was something that most didn’t see coming to fruition just a few years ago, yet the ex-UCLA Bruins‘ star has taken a stand and hopes to give all players a nice chunk of change.