EA Sports reaches $60 million NCAA Settlement

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The lawsuit involving EA Sports and the use of NCAA athlete likenesses seems to be finally over.

According to ESPN, the division of the $60 million settlement between EA and the players has been decided on. Each of the 24,000 college football and basketball players that appeared in the games between 2003 and 2014 will receive a portion of the money. The awards equal to just about $1,600 per athlete.

Former athletes Ed O’Bannon, Ryan Hart and Sam Keller are expected to take home $15,000 each from the settlement, the most out of all people involved.

Twenty-one different players are expected to receive about $5,000 each.

It’s been nearly three years since the last NCAA Football game was released, and seven since the last basketball game. With the settlement finally closed, one has to wonder if one or both of the beloved franchises may make a return in the near future.

In the mean time, keep that Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 plugged in because it’s still the only way to get your college video game fix.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA Today Sports

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