Bill Russell Joins Fight Against NCAA Player Image Use

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT) -- Famed former Boston Celtics center Bill Russell on Wednesday in California joined the ranks of current and former college basketball players accusing the NCAA of violating antitrust law and conspiring with Electronic Arts Inc. to improperly profit off their likenesses.

Russell lodged a new putative class action against the NCAA, EA and the Collegiate Licensing Co., which he expects will end up being consolidated with similar pending suits alleging that the trio plotted to avoid paying student basketball and football players for the use and sale...
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