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

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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