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Athletes pursue class action lawsuit against NCAA

In this Sept. 18, 2010 file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File) by Paul Elias OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former college basketball standout Ed O’Bannon and his lawyers sought on Thursday to dramatically expand his lawsuit challenging the NCAA’s ban on compensating athletes in a move that could expose the organization and its member schools to billions of dollars in damages. O’Bannon and his lawyers asked a federal court judge to turn their antitrust lawsuit into a class action, representing thousands of former and current college athletes. The lawsuit demands that the NCAA find a way to cut players in on the billions of dollars earned by college sports from live broadcasts, memorabilia sales, video games and in other areas.