May 3 (Bloomberg) -- The storm that’s slowly rolling toward
Indianapolis quietly gained strength this week with the filing
of several devastating documents in a federal court in
California. If it stays on course, it’s going to hit with
biblical force, reducing the National Collegiate Athletic
Association to a heap of rubble.
This storm is also known as O’Bannon v. NCAA. It’s an
antitrust lawsuit filed in 2009 by former UCLA All-American
basketball player Ed O’Bannon and a handful of other ex-college
athletes, who don’t think the NCAA should be profiting from
their names and images without sharing the royalty payments.