The NCAA, not Ed O’Bannon, killed college sports video games

EA Sports stopped making NCAA Football because the NCAA is scared of athletes getting paid.

Five years have passed since the last release of an NCAA Football video game. The end of production (at least for now) of EA Sports’ beloved franchise came after Ed O’Bannon, a former UCLA basketball player, won a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA in 2014.

O’Bannon argued, and the courts agreed, that the NCAA not paying athletes for the use of their likenesses was a violation of federal...

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