COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by one of its most famous football stars, alleging the university used ex-athletes’ photos without permission and robbed them of compensation.

The suit was filed this summer by former linebacker Chris Spielman.

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

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

The university on Monday asked federal Judge Michael Watson to dismiss Spielman’s lawsuit, saying it’s not a matter for federal court.

The university also says Spielman hasn’t met the legal burden required in antitrust lawsuits.