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Thursday, July 23, 2009
More on O'Bannon v. NCAA

Yesterday I linked to my SI column on O'Bannon v. NCAA.

This case is generating a great deal of attention. Here are a variety of commentaries from different perspectives:
  • David Moltz, Inside Higher Ed, The Right Profile (Moltz interviews Sonny Vaccaro and Duke law professor Paul Haagen)
  • William C. Rhoden, New York Times, A Lasting Image: Standing Up to the NCAA (Rhoden interviews Richard Southall of the College Sport Research Institute -- Richard has guest blogged here before and we've talked his important work)
Also, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times has a thoughtful feature article on Sonny Vaccaro, who is an unpaid consultant for O'Bannon's legal team (meaning that he has no financial stake in the case). In a USA Today article, O'Bannon discussed being bothered by the NCAA's recent business ventures that included his image and likeness but that he had not considered suing until he was approached by Sonny and his wife and business partner, Pam.


Nice work, Mike. Just noticed that the case was filed in D.C. (where Michael Hausfeld is based). Assuming that this gives a home court advantage to Hausfeld, any thoughts on this in terms of the legal jurisdiction? I would have guessed the cased being filed in CA or IN, but maybe it matters less, esp. since it's a class action suit?

Anonymous D.H. -- 7/23/2009 10:36 AM  

The New York Times has also published a story by William Rhoden discussing the case:

Blogger Nathaniel Grow -- 7/23/2009 10:42 AM  

indianexpress daily also published similar news, but i couldn't afford it

Anonymous remshad -- 9/05/2009 4:04 PM  

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