The Latest: Ohio State says it's reviewing licensing lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Latest on an antitrust lawsuit by ex-Ohio State football player Chris Spielman against the university (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Ohio State's athletic director says a review is underway of an antitrust lawsuit against the university alleging the improper use of former football players' images in a marketing campaign.

Athletic Director Gene Smith said Friday that the university values its relationships with all its former student-athletes.

Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Columbus on behalf of current and former Ohio State football players

Among programs targeted by the lawsuit is a Honda-sponsored collection of 64 banners hung around Ohio Stadium featuring photos of former players.

The lawsuit wants the marketing programs stopped and the ex-athletes compensated.

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1:05 p.m.

One of Ohio State's most famous football stars has sued the university over a marketing program he says used athletes' photos without permission and robbed them of compensation.

Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Columbus on behalf of current and former Ohio State football players, including running back Archie Griffin, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1974 and 1975.

Among programs targeted by the lawsuit is a Honda-sponsored collection of 64 banners hung around Ohio Stadium featuring photos of former players.

The lawsuit wants the marketing programs stopped and the ex-athletes compensated.

An Ohio State spokesman said he was looking into the matter.

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