Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Should Tebow be compensated for jersey sales?

We think he should. Especially here on out. Florida's UAA should donate a percentage of all 15 jersey sales to the Tim Tebow Foundation. To do otherwise would just seem ungrateful in our eyes. We know it is unlikely, but it would be great if Jeremy Foley would seriously consider doing so.

Nathan Crabbe, of the Gainesville Sun, has the story on the class action lawsuit that may bring about athletes being compensated.

A ruling by a district court judge in San Francisco could provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the National Collegiate Athletic Association sells the rights to images of college athletes.

The New York Times reported today on the judge’s decision in a lawsuit filed by former college basketball star Ed O’Bannon. The antitrust suit claims former athletes should be compensated for the use of their likenesses in everything from highlight films to video games.

“We think the court and public will be shocked at how crassly commercial the sale of all these items are. It’s not a public service. It’s purely to make money. In every other walk of life you enter, you have to share the proceeds,” attorney Jon T. King told the Times.

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