Imagine Tim Tebow suing Florida Gators or Earl Campbell taking Texas Longhorns to court. Think of face-of-the-program guys who help define not only a football team but a school. Chris Spielman is that guy at Ohio State Buckeyes . Forget football for a moment, the former Buckeyes’ star linebacker is one of the most respected individuals in the university’s 147-year history. That’s why it pains him so much to sue the school that allowed him to become a two-time consensus All-American and Lombardi Award winner (best lineman or linebacker). “It’s a big deal. I don’t want it to be,” Spielman told CBS Sports of the anti-trust lawsuit against his alma mater. “I sat around and dreaded doing this because nobody wants to say, ‘Former player sues Ohio State.'” The potentially ground-breaking anti-trust complaint is seeking money from Ohio State for using the name, image and likeness of Spielman — and…
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