July 16th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

Former Buckeyes football great Chris Spielman has sued Ohio State University and its sports marketing agency, IMG, on behalf of past and current football players, accusing the school of profiting from “commercial exploitation of their images.” The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Columbus also names as “co-conspirators” Nike USA Inc., which makes licensed OSU apparel, and American Honda Motor Company Inc., which sponsored a series of banners with former star players’ names and photos hanging in Ohio Stadium. Spielman is seeking class-action status. The university profits from broadcast contracts, including replays of classic games and sales of DVDs, photos, jerseys and other merchandise with players’ likenesses. – Carrie Ghose, bizjournals.comRead More

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