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NCAA motion denied by judge in O’Bannon case

Ed O'Bannon Jr.

The NCAA took another blow in their fight in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit Monday. A U.S. district judge denied a motion filed by the NCAA requesting a reconsideration of an original ruling.

According to the Associated Press, the NCAA requested U.S. Judge Cynthia Wilken reconsider her original ruling from April 11 against a summary judgement.

Per the Associated Press [via USA Today];

At issue was Wilken’s decision that, at trial, the NCAA will not be able to say that one of the justifications for limiting what athletes can receive for playing college sports is that the limits enable schools to provide increased financial support for women’s sports and less prominent men’s sports.

The prohibition on that argument will remain the case as the case heads toward a scheduled trial date of June 9.

The NCAA may have swung and missed on this particular motion, but the AP reports the NCAA has three more pending motions to file before the trial gets underway next month. The substance of those motions is unknown, but the NCAA will attempt to play any card that could give them the upper hand before heading to a trial many feel could do extensive damage to the NCAA.

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6 Responses to “NCAA motion denied by judge in O’Bannon case”
  1. mogogo1 says: May 12, 2014 3:00 PM

    Logical move would be for the NCAA to say that once players were out-of-school then they’d need to give permission for their likenesses to be used for new ventures. O’Bannon had been out of college for a decade or so when this videogame showed up with him in it. The NCAA is never going to convince anybody that was fair. And I think there are strong arguments to make against paying players, but the NCAA is never going to be able to make them convincingly while claiming that guys like Ed O’Bannon still owe them decades later.

  2. manik56 says: May 12, 2014 3:31 PM

    The motion failed even though it is the absolute truth. Great job Judge Wilken. Even NBC’s Olympic sports coverage will take a big hit if OBannon wins. The trickle down effect will not be good.

  3. rponciano says: May 12, 2014 3:47 PM

    U.S. Judge Cynthia Wilken, is probably waiting for the NCAA to practice what they preach, Integrity, Fairplay and Accountability!
    She may also be waiting for the NCAA to reconsider some of their own past rulings!
    Most importantly, the ones where careers were lost, when lies were told to the infractions committee by the ncaa’s field investigators.

  4. onbucky96 says: May 12, 2014 7:48 PM

    I’m glad O’Bannon has all this free time on his hands. You know, since he doesn’t have a basketball to pass around. Since he busted in the NBA. #FreeEA&NCAA

  5. huskywolverine says: May 12, 2014 10:13 PM

    Is that you Mark Emmert?

    I’m glad O’Bannon has all this free time on his hands. You know, since he doesn’t have a basketball to pass around. Since he busted in the NBA. #FreeEA&NCAA

  6. bornahawker says: May 19, 2014 11:54 PM

    If u can’t make it in the pros, sue the NCAA for using your image!

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