The NCAA had devoutly declared it’d no longer license video games, exploit it to members to determine whether or not they would still seem in EA Sports’ college football series. The schools’ biggest licensing agent and Electronic Arts selected to settle all claims brought by college players, leaving the NCAA as the only litigator. Naturally, the NCAA is now suing EA.
Whatever gamers consider EA Sports, immensely a lot of individuals think vastly less of the NCAA, due to drivel legal ass-covering like this on one finish and also the cavalier social control of blisteringly stupid eligibility rules at the opposite, with the complete enterprise funded by contracts sold to send apparently free performances. Now, after 15 years of being paid millions in pure profit only for putting its name and emblem on a game—nothing more—the NCAA alleges that EA Sports and the collegiate Licensing Company dealt them dirt in creating that grubby videogame whose wink-and-nod treatment of real-life players—in a game the NCAA endorses on its cover—now threatens the complete plantation.
Moreover, if the NCAA—which has vowed to fight this issue all the way to the Supreme Court—is found answerable for players’ appearances in those games, its suit demands that Electronic Arts foot the bill for damages and legal fees.