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Sam Keller is having another day in court today in his suit filed against EA and the NCAA. While that's going on, be sure to check out our very own Executive Editor Chris Sanner on the "The LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes" at 4:30 EST to discuss the case and what it might mean for college video games and NCAA Athletes everywhere.

You can listen to the broadcast live on The Fan's online website!

UPDATE: For those that missed it, click here to listen.

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# 1 cajunspice @ 02/15/11 04:10 PM
Not quite sure what the case is on, but it seems like it will benefit the fans if Sam wins the suit. Can anyone enlighten me as to what the case is about please?
 
# 2 MMChrisS @ 02/15/11 04:28 PM
Here's some of my past blogs on this Cajun:

http://www.operationsports.com/MMChrisS/blog/12173-sam-keller-a-threat-to-ea-sports-the-ncaaand-hollywood/

http://www.operationsports.com/MMChrisS/blog/6680-one-more-small-note-on-the-ongoing-ncaa-lawsuits/

http://www.operationsports.com/news/456917/new-york-times-on-sam-kellerea-lawsuit-its-about-much-more-than-video-games/?page=4
 
# 3 D-Hiatus @ 02/15/11 04:29 PM
I'm on it! Already listening, preciate the info/tip!
 
# 4 over9000yards @ 02/15/11 04:34 PM
Just read about it. Sam Keller, a former NCAA QB at the Arizona State and Nebraska, is sueing EA, the NCAA, and some licensing company because he claims that EA football and basketball games use likenesses of college athletes without permission, and that the NCAA knowingly lets this happen.

I think that he has a VERY good case, because the NCAA rules specifically prohibits likenesses of athletes from being used.
 
# 5 cajunspice @ 02/15/11 04:37 PM
Thanks, listening to it now.
 
# 6 cajunspice @ 02/15/11 04:42 PM
They could have gotten by this by setting all the heights and weights to the same like 5'8" 150 lbs and setup a roster database to download the rosters from a 3rd party
 
# 7 T4VERTS @ 02/15/11 04:42 PM
When I was an NCAA athlete I signed something at the beginning of the year that said the NCAA could use my likeness. Basically you are giving up your likeness to the NCAA to be allowed to participate in college sports. Since it is a privilege and not a right you never had to sign that piece of paper or accept your scholarship. I think this will get thrown out as the NCAA in the past has been allowed to hold a monopoly over their athletes. They already make a profit off their athletes athletic ability so why can't they off of their likeness?
 
# 8 N51_rob @ 02/15/11 04:47 PM
Caught the last 10 minutes of so. Did Dukes throw you a softball with the EA/NFL licenses at the end? You represented OS and yourself very well. Good Job Chris!
 
# 9 Cusefan @ 02/15/11 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by MMChrisS


Sam Keller is having another day in court today in his suit filed against EA and the NCAA. While that's going on, be sure to check out our very own Executive Editor Chris Sanner on the "The LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes" at 4:30 EST to discuss the case and what it might mean for college video games and NCAA Athletes everywhere.

You can listen to the broadcast live on The Fan's online website!
Very nice job Chris, you could not have represented OS any better. Hopefully some more radio stations book you, I found that conversation really compelling.
 
# 10 bronco92 @ 02/15/11 07:30 PM
Ah, I missed it. Sounds like you kicked *** Chris. Anywhere I can hear it?
 
# 11 Playmakers @ 02/15/11 07:31 PM
LOL!

Who cares they slapped a jersey # on a player and listed him at QB

It didn't have Sam Keller's DOB or SSN listed and highly doubt the player looked anything like him.

I also don't think ASU retired his Jersey # so this is a big phat joke
 
# 12 Steve_OS @ 02/15/11 08:58 PM
 
# 13 noplace @ 02/16/11 11:37 AM
Most are just thinking about losing their favorite game but Keller and others have a legitimate case here... Honestly, with the way EA has done business and given us crappy games I hope they get slapped by the courts hard sending them into a downward spiral.. I could care less about the game because what’s right is right..
 
# 14 DaSmerg @ 02/16/11 06:49 PM
Nice job on the interview.

Eesh on that lawsuit. Not to sound offensive but it's a very American situation being that the U.S. is the most litigious society on the planet. Likeness licensing if enacted would be a nightmare to sort out for the entire entertainment industry.

I'd say your assessment of the football gaming situation was a bit narrow though. If licensing fees by the big 2 (M$ and S$) don't change, several analyzes that I've seen is there are strong indicators pointing to a fracturing of the market on the horizon. Also having lived through every console created so far, you never know what is going to captivate our attention in 4-5 years technology wise, never minding an even newer monied player moving in like M$ did and S$ before it as just 2 examples. I'd agree that for the foreseeable future, it's pretty much an EAS/Madden or don't buy/play world, with or without exclusivity.
 
# 15 Bellsprout @ 02/16/11 06:59 PM
Should probably get rid of that picture. You just used his likeness without his permission.
 
# 16 Lavar @ 02/17/11 08:14 PM
I am LaVar Arrington.
 

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