Ohio State asks judge to dismiss lawsuit over use of ex-athletes' photos

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by a former football player who alleges the university used ex-athletes' photos without permission and robbed them of compensation.

The suit was filed this summer by former Ohio State University linebacker Chris Spielman.

Among programs targeted by the lawsuit is a Honda-sponsored collection of 64 banners hung around Ohio Stadium featuring photos of former players, including Spielman.

The class-action lawsuit wants the marketing programs stopped and the ex-athletes compensated.

The university on Monday asked federal Judge Michael Watson to dismiss Spielman's lawsuit, saying it's not a matter for federal court.

The university also says Spielman hasn't met the legal burden required in antitrust lawsuits.



 
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