O'Bannon Lawyers Signal Openness to Settlement Talks With NCAA

The plaintiffs' lawyers in a federal antitrust lawsuit involving the rights of college athletes say they are open to settlement discussions with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a potential sign of compromise in the closely watched case.

Lawyers for Ed O'Bannon, the former UCLA standout who is suing the NCAA over perceived injustices in its system, say they have sent signals to NCAA lawyers suggesting a willingness to resolve the case before trial. But in a statement to