NCAA will not punish players for lawsuit payout
JUN 04, 2014 8:42p ET
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA says it won't penalize current college players if they receive part of the $40 million settlement that videogame maker Electronic Arts agreed to last week.
If approved by the court, more than 100,000 athletes including some current players could receive a payout.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the NCAA said no players would miss a practice or game because this deal ''does not equate'' to payment for performance. But the NCAA complained lawyers would get $15 million in the deal.
The NCAA said it has not decided whether to object to the formal terms of the settlement.