banner

NASCAR

more stats

NCAA settles Keller video game lawsuit

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The NCAA has announced a settlement in connection with a lawsuit filed by former football and men's basketball players for claims over college-themed football and basketball video games produced by Electronic Arts.

The settlement will award $20 million to certain Football Bowl Subdivision and Division I men's basketball plaintiffs, led by former Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller.

Details, according to the NCAA on Monday, were still to be finalized.

"With the games no longer in production and the plaintiffs settling their claims with EA and the Collegiate Licensing Company, the NCAA viewed a settlement now as an appropriate opportunity to provide complete closure to the video game plaintiffs," said NCAA Chief Legal Officer Donald Remy in a statement Monday.

The case was scheduled for trial in March 2015.

This settlement, and a previously announced settlement between other parties to the litigation, could result in some current FBS football or Division I men's basketball student-athletes receiving a monetary award from a settlement fund.

"Consistent with the terms of a court-approved settlement, the NCAA will allow a blanket eligibility waiver for any currently enrolled student-athletes who receive funds connected with the settlement," added Remy. "In no event do we consider this settlement pay for athletics performance."

The settlement came on the same day the trial in the Ed O'Bannon case began in Oakland, California.

Monetary damages are not being argued in the O'Bannon lawsuit. Instead, the plaintiffs in that case are asking the judge to prevent the NCAA from enforcing its rules so future Division I football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive compensation during their time in college for group licensing of their names, images or likenesses.

06/09 18:08:45 ET

Other Stories

  • World Series: Kansas City vs. San Francisco

    Tonight at 7:30 on FOX50

  • NFL: San Diego at Denver

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: North Carolina at Virginia

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames

    Tomorrow at 8:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
KAN 1
SFG 7
8:07pm Tonight
KAN
SFG
 
Final
MIA 90
HOU 85
Final
MIN 107
IND 89
Final
OKC 91
UTA 105
Final
DEN 75
POR 93
Final
LAL 108
PHO 114
Final
GSW 125
LAC 107
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
HOU
 
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
BRK
 
7:30pm Tonight
NYK
WAS
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
CLE
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
MIN
 
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
ATL
 
10:00pm Tonight
LAL
POR
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
PHO
 
Final
LALAF 55
ARKST 40
Final
NJD 3
NYR 4
Final
BOS 5
SJS 3
Final
NYI 2
TOR 5
Final
MON 2
DET 1
Final
NAS 4
ARI 3
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
CHI 4
PHI 0
Final
DAL 6
VAN 3
Final
COL 3
FLA 4
Final
CAL 1
TAM 2
7:00pm Tonight
OTT
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
PIT
PHI
 
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
ANA
BUF