NCAA Reaches Settlement In EA Video Game Lawsuit
NCAA.org is reporting that the NCAA has reached a settlement in the EA video game lawsuit and has agreed to pay $20 million to certain athletes.
It ends the Keller litigation and provides a monetary settlement to a select group of video game plaintiffs.
The settlement will award $20 million to various Division I men’s basketball and Division I Bowl Subdivision football student-athletes who attended certain institutions during the years the games were sold.
“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.
The complete details of the settlement remain to be finalized.
This settlement, and the 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. In no event do we consider this settlement pay for athletics performance,” Remy said.