Man, EA Sports
just can't catch a break. Not only is it reportedly under fire
from a number of retired NFL players, but they could be facing litigation from incensed NCAA football players
as well. The complaint is similar to that of the aforementioned pro ballers -- former Arizona State and Nebraska football player Samuel Keller recently filed a class action suit
against EA for using the likenesses of his fellow collegiate athletes in NCAA Football
titles without any compensation.
Just like in the NFL lawsuit
, Keller claims that while the digital players lack monikers, they have the same jersey numbers, home states, height, weight, skin tone, hair color and hair style of their real-life counterparts. Sounds pretty similar to the complaints featured in the NFL retirees' successful suit against the NFLPA
. We'll keep an eye on this one to see if Keller and the other college players get similar results.