Darius Robinson, current players become face of O'Bannon v. NCAA

Friday July 19th, 2013
Clemson's Darius Robinson is one of six current players to be added to a potential landmark NCAA suit.
Photo courtesy of Clemson Sports Information

In June, when Hausfeld said the plaintiffs would add at least one current athlete, I wrote that whoever joined the suit could be remembered as the Curt Flood of college sports. Flood, if you'll recall, faced mostly scorn and never reaped a financial benefit from his decision to challenge Major League Baseball's reserve clause. But generations of future professional athletes benefited from Flood's willingness to fight for a more reasonable split of the revenue between management and the labor force. These players will face criticism as well. But they might be the ones who pave the way for future generations of college football and basketball players to receive a larger share of the bounty they help create.

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