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Report: Bill Russell sues NCAA

Updated: October 6, 2011, 2:49 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former Boston Celtics center Bill Russell is suing the NCAA for using his likeness without paying him or seeking his consent, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Russell's lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Oakland, Calif., according to the report.

The lawsuit claims the NCAA is in violation of federal antitrust laws because it keeps former student basketball and football athletes from receiving compensation for the commercial use of their images and likenesses, Bloomberg reported.

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