Amateurism Goes on Trial, and Sonny Vaccaro Is Still on the Case

Vicki Ellen Behringer

Ed O’Bannon, 
a former UCLA 
basketball star, is 
the lead plaintiff 
in a federal 
antitrust lawsuit 
that challenges 
the NCAA’s 
amateurism model.
June 13, 2014 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

When Ed O’Bannon showed up in court here on Monday to testify in a federal antitrust case against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, one of the first people he hugged was Sonny Vaccaro.

Much of the attention in the case, which challenges...

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