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NCAA files motion to dismiss in likeness case

By Donald Remy
NCAA Chief Legal Officer

Today, the NCAA  the student-athlete likeness case. We appreciate this opportunity to demonstrate why the plaintiffs’ amended complaint should be dismissed and remain confident that the NCAA is correct on the facts and on the law. The law does not recognize publicity rights for individuals appearing in sports broadcasts, whether players, coaches, referees, cheerleaders or spectators. 

Also, the plaintiffs’ complaints alleging the NCAA’s amateurism rules violate antitrust law is contrary to clear precedent from the United States Supreme Court and many other previous cases.