Ohio State In Bed With Nike, Honda On Player IP, Suit Says

Law360, Fort Wayne (July 14, 2017, 5:51 PM EDT) -- Ohio State University and sports marketing company IMG College were hit Friday with antitrust class claims of conspiring with Nike and Honda to deny compensation to the school's former football players for use of their likenesses.

Charles C. Spielman, who played football for the school in the 1980s and is Ohio State’s all-time leader in solo tackles, alleges that Ohio State and IMG College LLC, along with Nike Inc. and American Honda Motor Co. Inc., violated antitrust laws by trying to eliminate the rights of former student-athletes to receive a share of revenues derived from the use of their names and...

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