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Former UC football player receives check from EA Sports for using likeness in game

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Tentman was on the UC roster for five seasons (PHOTO: Provided) Tentman was on the UC roster for five seasons (PHOTO: Provided)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A local high school standout and former University of Cincinnati football player told FOX19 NOW that he received a royalty check from EA Sports for using his likeness in the company's NCAA Football video game. 

Solomon Tentman, a Roger Bacon High School graduate, played linebacker and special teams for UC in parts of five seasons and his depiction was on EA Sports' NCAA Football game for those five years. 

Tentman said that last week he received a check for $4,500 for those five years that EA Sports used his likeness. An average of $900 a year.  

In June of 2014, a $40 million settlement was completed that would pay college football and basketball players dating back to 2003 for use of their likeness.

The payment could range from $48 dollars for each year an athlete was on the roster to more than $900 for each year the image of the athlete was on the video game. EA Sports stopped making the video game after NCAA 2014, Tentman's last season at UC. 

The former GCL Player of the Year graduated from Roger Bacon in 2010 and was on the NCAA Football game every year including his freshman season when he sat out as a medical redshirt due to a knee injury. He says the money was a pleasant surprise but misses the video game he grew up playing.

"It was the greatest thing in the world," Tentman said about being in the football game. "It was fun to actually put yourself in a video game. Hopefully they bring the game back because I would much rather have the game than the money. But, I understand there are parts to be aware of so that you are not being exploited." 

EA Sports has showed no sign of bringing back its college football or basketball games.

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