NCAA, your days of exploiting “student-athletes” for financial gain while leaving the athletes themselves penniless are just about over. Arian Foster has predicted that your time on this earth is growing short.
The ncaa cartel won’t last much longer.
— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) May 31, 2014
Foster posted his ominous tweet while discussing this story about college football and basketball players receiving a $40 million settlement in a lawsuit over the improper use of their likenesses in video games.
Foster calls this settlement “The tip of the iceberg.” He clearly believes that this copyright-related ruling will open the door for players to sue the NCAA over similar improper use of likenesses.
Well, it’s logical. If the court thinks video game companies should not be allowed to use a player’s face without compensating said player, why should the NCAA be allowed to do the same?
Foster believes the downfall of the NCAA is imminent. He may be right. But it’s going to take a lot of lawyers to make it happen. It will be an ugly battle for sure.
If I’ve learned anything about rich old white men, it’s that they will do just about anything to hang on to their money.