This will be the death blow for the EA Sports College Football franchise.
Once the NCAA pulled their license there was hope the individual universities would stay on, but now the SEC says they won’t license their universities for the game.
The Southeastern Conference has joined the NCAA in announcing it will no longer license its trademarks in the EA Sports NCAA football video game.
The move comes a month after the NCAA said it would not license its trademarks, either. That ruling, however, allowed each individual institution and conference to license its trademarks with EA Sports for future college football games.
“Each school makes its own individual decision regarding whether or not to license their trademarks for use in the EA Sports game(s),” the SEC said in a statement. “The Southeastern Conference has chosen not to do so moving forward.
The combination of the ED O’Bannon lawsuit and Johnny Manziel’s drama probably led to the decision.