NCAA faces testimony in one college athlete payment trial, settles another

Ed O’Bannon and Stanford sports economist Roger Noll testified in the first day in U.S. district court

We’re inside the final two minutes on the clock for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) in-house legal team, and the match’s intensity has reached another level. Just as one lawsuit against the governing body of major collegiate sports is seeing its day in court, another lawsuit has been settled without trial.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California heard testimony in a case commonly referred to as the “O’Bannon case” on June 9. Former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon filed an antitrust suit against the NCAA, claiming that the organization unfairly blocks student-athletes from making money off of their likenesses.

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