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College Football Players Association Arranging Boycott of NCAA Video Game



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This week, reports have surfaced that some college football players are not happy about the money being offered to them to participate in the developing video game. EA Sports, who is trying to bring the series back, has scheduled a 2024 release date.

It’s reported on Thursday by Dov Kleiman that the players are arranging a boycott after only being offered $500 to each player that’s eligible for the game. The players won’t be paid any royalties for what EA Sports makes revenue-wise.

EA Sports has partnered with OneTeam to handle NIL rights in the newest game. Eligible FBS players will be allowed to use their names and likeness in video games for the first time. OneTeam will distribute the revenue equally to the student-athletes participating in the game if the influence of individual sales can’t be figured out.

If you remember the older editions of EA College Football, players didn’t have names and instead had positions and numbers used. Now, if your favorite player opts in to the game, you can control that player without any problem. If a player doesn’t want to be in the game, EA Sports would create a generic player in its place.

Over 120 FBS programs have committed to being in the game, now it’s up to the individual players on each team to opt-in. Notre Dame is the most notable team to not commit to being in the game.

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