NCAA Tries To Bounce NBA Star Russell's Antitrust Claims

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT) -- The NCAA asked a California federal court on Thursday to ax basketball great Bill Russell's putative class action accusing the organization of improperly profiting off his likeness, arguing that the former Boston Celtics center's antitrust claims expired decades ago.

The organization moved to dismiss the Oct. 5 suit based on the statute of limitations, and sought to eliminate the most prominent player to join consolidated litigation accusing the NCAA, Electronic Arts Inc. and the Collegiate Licensing Co. of plotting to avoid paying current and former student...
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