BREAKING: Former Buckeye Chris Spielman sues Ohio State... https://t.co/Vz2vlVdZul— News Radio 610 WTVN (@610wtvnnews) July 14, 2017
Gene Smith releases a statement on Chris Spielman's suit. pic.twitter.com/MH7GT834Gp— Audrey Hasson (@AudreyNBC4) July 14, 2017
Another thorny issue involving college athletes and who owns the rights to their images. Particularly ex-athletes who may have other endorsements on their own. My prediction; This will be a very quick settlement and the banners will come down.
From Scott Jennings at WTVN;
Spielman says there has been a large banner hanging at Ohio Stadium with his likeness containing Honda branding, which he says he never received compensation for, or authorized. Spielman says he endorses Mazda and Subaru...He says even if he receives compensation as a result of the case, he will give the money back to the Ohio State Athletic Department, but he notes there are others who could use the money, if the case results in a settlement.