Former UCLA athlete sues NCAA for using likeness

Former UCLA athlete sues NCAA for using likeness

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Former U.C.L.A. basketball star Ed O'Bannon's lawsuit against the N.C.A.A. will enter a critical stage Thursday. A federal judge in Oakland, Calif., will hear arguments about whether the case can proceed as a class action, which would allow the plaintiffs, including athletes who have joined O'Bannon, to represent thousands of college athletes, past and present.

A decision by Judge Claudia Wilken, perhaps in weeks or months, will be another step toward resolving one of the thorniest questions in sports: should college athletes, who generate hundreds of millions of dollars for their universities, the N.C.A.A. and others, be paid?

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