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.
Another lawsuit between the players and NCAA, which contends players were not paid for the use of their likenesses in the video games, is scheduled to begin Monday in Oakland, California.