Judge Approves $60 Million Settlement For NCAA Athletes In LawsuitRohan Nadkarni7/18/15 11:45amFiled to: death to the ncaaea sportsncaa footballcollege football11041EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkFor the first time ever, NCAA athletes will be compensated for their name, image and likeness after U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken approved a $60 million settlement for athletes who were featured in EA Sports’s NCAA Football video game series. AdvertisementThe NCAA Football series never used names of football players, but always featured teams with accurate roster numbers and corresponding attributes. (For the uninitiated, Tim Tebow’s name was never in the game, but Florida would “QB #15” on its roster, who threw left-handed and was rated highly in all the places you would expect Tebow to be.) The thinly-veiled representations were challenged in court, and now players will finally benefit. Wilken also ruled against the NCAA in the Ed O’Bannon case, a decision which has since been appealed.