01:24 PM - July 31, 2013 by MMChrisS
Yesterday, we learned Electronic Arts was trying to get out of the legal entanglements of the Ed O'Bannon case in a motion filed with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Today, EA (and the rest of us) have learned their motion was promptly denied.
"Given that NCAA football realistically portrays college football players in the context of college football games, the district court was correct in concluding that EA cannot prevail," wrote Judge Jay S. Bybee, in the decision.
This simply means EA will be involved in whatever litigation is to come -- and whether they like it or not, EA is tied to the NCAA on this one.
We'll of course continue to cover this case as it progresses through the courts, although final resolution is still years away.