Report: Average payout in EA/NCAA lawsuit around $1,200

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Report: Average payout in EA/NCAA lawsuit around $1,200
Tuesday March 15th, 2016

The average payout for the more than 29,000 athletes who made claims against EA Sports for using their names and likenesses in video games will be around $1,200, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN. 

In July, a federal judge ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and a number of others in an anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA, which had prevented athletes from receiving revenue for the sale of their likenesses. 

The total settlement came out to $60 million, with $18.8 million reportedly going to the plaintiffs’ lawyers. 

The amount that a player can receive is based on a point system depending on a number of factors, like if a player appeared on a roster in a game or had a player avatar matching their likeness. 

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In November, it was reported that players could begin to receive their payouts within 60 days. 

The maximum amount a player can receive is $7,200.

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