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George Schroeder -- USA Today

Jun 9, 2014|

George joins Danforth Dirt and Sprague to talk about the O'Bannon lawsuit.

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Joining us now on the guild mortgage in mobile hotline is George Schroeder of USA today's sports. George we appreciate -- time you follow this case starting this morning what are some general impressions of of how O'Bannon schema crossed. You know to heard too early so what it means you -- were pretty quick follow on Twitter. Including -- real crimes in the world getting this Portland church in the courtroom. Not we have -- Steve Berkowitz from our staff that are. But it. You know what I didn't think that he was a bomb show. Blow up until -- witnessed like a lot of people thought it would be an -- the good name on the lawsuit but he has an app EP. Most damaging witness -- into a country carpets sort of held the com there's gonna they're going to be playing in this province has for fifteen days. They're going to be plenty of moments that make it suitably squirm wiggle and an anecdote that means that they lose the case. Topic but O'Brien it was necessarily that that that moment. He -- announced today that EA came to terms with their lawsuit in terms of using -- likeness on the video games do you think that impacts of this lawsuit going Ford. No I don't think he clears the decks of the incredibly that was something to look forward to going to trial. You know being put on trial in drug war in this sort of clears the -- there putting me a lot of money but -- -- could have been pork. I think that's a good thing to get particular course of course -- -- armor. Arizona State quarterback. -- originally deal killer -- brand new cases were together and they were separated so good to sort clear that a tax Tikrit in an election. It doesn't impact this case and LaMont. Georgia cares -- you just mentioned that you know that there was a potential for -- to get some more money from everything that I've read that there isn't there is an opportunity for them to get more than twenty million so we were all little surprise is the fact that they settled so early on in the process for you surprised by that announcement today. A little bit which you know what I mean they. You cure it keeps you. You can if you go to trial and you lose. You know. You know virginity so sometimes it's like that's going into commodity Iran. So and you know some tangible motivation to predict it certainly appears that in -- -- case. They've dropped some of the things they want to interpret the terms of individual damage is -- like that. And so. They don't appear to be quite as excited about money and obviously there and make -- think you're being more about trying to reform the system or change the system. Joke but it certainly in these are former blown up. Others would disagree. I think in the Keller K so did you consider -- ago they wanted to. George Schroeder is our guest here on Danforth dirt and straight talk about the Ed O'Bannon. Case that started this morning also the EA settlement that was the teller seat that was awarded for twenty million. Eight Georgia if you're in charge of these universities and you're in charge of the NCAA. How do you view deal with the lightness moving forward what is your process. For dealing with -- -- you're not suit in the future. I don't know that you couldn't. I think that reaching lawsuit popped up over and over and over and I don't think -- stop and try to -- that you -- do much now. They do there are making an effort to change other -- business and giving more. To an -- alternately to poke out pretenders scholarships and ultimately that's what this sort of all on the -- you guys made -- about epic Cox's. But -- that all about. You know that they can sort of change sort of the dynamics of what -- X -- -- In toward enhanced benefits magnetic and strolls on milk -- and keep it from two minutes currently do your America. What you get started to keep go. George I'm curious your opinion on on just kind of this whole case and in terms of what side are you leaning on one Saturday and you with the -- -- you understand world -- and everybody else is coming from and what's I would -- with. You know I don't know that I would -- predict what's gonna -- -- not -- you're asking me on. Idea. You know what I'm of the opinion -- an athlete student athletes in college. Get a much better deal than anybody cheap -- The economic institutions big deal that she did get an education or your full. Resort -- -- I'm one of those guys that would tell you that. I'm not children being paid. Well it is there any part of seem like Rashad McCants when he comes out a couple days ago and talked about how his education wasn't taken seriously. He has -- classes and UNC essentially made up -- a a course load. Does that concern is they're making good points but are still some schools out there that they kind of don't take it seriously. Think there are a lot of them don't yes it does concern. There -- a lot of sort of sham stakes. Student athletes -- but look if you want it to. You can get it has our report. You know -- didn't -- to the real secret to grow courses. Joint effort we were talking about -- taken the case today it did in him you know. Be on the testimony -- a lot has been made about mark emirate as well the NCAA president possibly taking the witness stand did you think the chances are very high of that happening in in any of these sort of bombshell evidence can come out of his testimony that does happen. -- -- -- -- -- -- Think every bit undefined. But. An optional I don't know I think her clothes and change you could make. Mr. Currently in a -- problem. I'm still sort of if you whether they can't act Colin notable list. But I'm not sure that particular Mexico. We saw today the tax will announce that they're going to move a number of their night deems to 11 AM. Pacific time. If you're the pac twelve where things better for from a national perspective for their college football games would you rather be at night would you rather be earlier writer and eleven hand. I'd rather be at 11 AM picture camera from national perspective that's 2 eastern. Which a lot more people see you which has been kind of the issue -- I'm down selection committee now but but they're going to be shaped -- about what the perception is actually so the war and you'll. And there is hardly the batter in the morning computer sort of be seen about. The Kinect games. O'clock Pacific back and he turned out really late. In order -- We don't talk -- East Coast aren't about to undergo an adult porch for a good long while Indian -- -- you'll it's not intentional. I don't believe but it is really it's because people don't get to see. As much and so outside -- Not wanting Lebanese and Israel all the freedoms in most in medications. But it but it's -- it's strictly in terms of natural perception it's a good deal a couple of. We're talking with the USA today writer George Bush rotor formally of the register guard Eugene and manager we've talked about this earlier on the show with it there are some schools Arizona Tex and -- -- Zain him. Schools that are starting to kind of take player merchandiser jerseys that have certain players numbers they're taking that down the start to put 2014 or 2015. Even if panel banned in. Kind of wins this lawsuit -- it's all about likeness and maybe compensating players the right way. Can schools in the NCAA still get ahead of it in terms saying OK you -- But we can still change the way we sell merchandise changed the way we go about doing it and not be affected by a -- winning. Well not if you win. And now and I mean this would mean a lot more to be used for example correctly you know which one of the schools hadn't made -- -- on number two jerseys in the last couple years. Animated kind of money on -- -- which if you were to ask them we're just beat which -- indicate to. The merger would of course you're there -- for the twelfth man contact you know I don't know Seattle folks banks that around it's really in hand. -- You know number twelve what used to be so all the time it's what people cut or -- did you try -- sort of majority of all Wagoner and road. So read a lot more to me if those guys and if all these rules are changing in Germany -- -- that they hadn't. Been telling numbers that happened course onto your paper -- hero. You know. Organs used so honorable Michael James number jerseys. I don't know maybe it's whoever now church -- go to. If you mean a lot more media if you go pick whatever the number's going to be trigger team if you hadn't been telling. On America securities. George Schroeder is our guest he writes easy national college football writer for USA today's sports follow him on Twitter at George Schroeder George thank you for -- and we appreciate.

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