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October 31, 2014

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Henderson resident Ed O’Bannon was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the NCAA, claiming the governing body of college sports should compensate athletes for selling their images and likenesses. A federal judge ruled in O’Bannon's favor, opening the way for future athletes to receive up to $5,000 annually for the use of their name and likeness.

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Henderson resident Ed O’Bannon was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the NCAA, claiming the governing body of college sports should compensate athletes for selling their images and likenesses. A federal judge ruled in O’Bannon's favor, opening the way for future athletes to receive up to $5,000 annually for the use of their name and likeness.