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Game On: College Sports, Video Games & the Right of Publicity With Guest Michael McCann of Sportico

Posted:
June 22, 2021
Industries:
Video Gaming and Esports

In this episode of “Lawyers With Game,” host Darius Gambino of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Video Gaming and Esports Practice, discusses the issues of college athletes being compensated for their name, image and likeness (NIL), particularly in video games, with colleague Angie de Cespedes, also from Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Video Gaming and Esports Practice, and guest Michael McCann of Sportico. They talk about the O’Bannon v. NCAA lawsuit, and the Supreme Court [oral argument and] ruling in NCAA v. Alston, as well as how certain states are passing their own NIL regulations for college athletes, which may pose conflicts with pending federal rules. [Find our Firm’s NIL Legislation Tracker here.]