Former NCAA Athletes Seek Class Action Status to Sue

Say they were duped into giving up rights to profit from their own image


Former college athletes seek certification of their class action that claims the NCAA duped them into signing away their rights to profit from their own images in video games and other materials.    

In a 2009 class action, former UCLA basketball star Edward O'Bannon claimed the National Collegiate Athletic Association forced students to sign the misleading "Form 08-3a" if they wanted to play NCAA sports.

The form "commercially exploits former student athletes" by giving the NCAA the right to profit from their images without compensation, long after the athletes have left school, according to the complaint.