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Thursday, March 11, 2010
Update on O'Bannon v. NCAA

Ed O'Bannon and Sam Keller's class action lawsuit against the NCAA grew yesterday, with the addition of 11 additional plaintiffs. They include former student-athletes who played in championship men's basketball games. Harry Flournoy, who was captain of the 1966 Texas Western team which defeated the University of Kentucky, and Eric Riley, who played at the University of Michigan with Chris Weber and the Fab 5 and later played for 5 NBA teams between 1993 and 1999, are among them.

To read the amended complaint in PDF, click here. Last year, I wrote about this case for Sports Illustrated in a column.


I am not a sports fan but I am a fan of the student, spending my days working to help the lower income, disadvantaged students, obtain the education they are currently deprived of. Watching NPT tonight I saw the issue here and I am disgusted. Who the &*(& does the NCAA think they are? This is nothing more than modern day slavery like it or not and I truly hope these former players give the NCAA the kick in the @@S they surely deserve. Not only does the business set up appear to be a monopoly (students can't play without an NCAA contract agreement) but the fans are there to see the team, not the NCAA. The NCAA is guilty of making the students the bread winners and the NCAA the "Master" pretty sick if you ask me. People may not like the comparison but slavery takes all forms and if this isn't considered slavery this country needs a serious wake up call!!!!!!!!

Anonymous Keener Watching -- 3/29/2011 9:38 PM  

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