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Ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit against NCAA
Ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit against NCAA

As a much-anticipated federal trial began here Monday, the walls that have long separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks. The occasion was the opening of an antitrust lawsuit filed on behalf of current and former men's basketball and football players. It seeks an injunction against the NCAA that would effectively allow athletes to profit from the use of their names, images and likenesses in television broadcasts, rebroadcasts, video games and more. Lead plaintiff Ed O'Bannon — a star UCLA basketball player in the 1990s — took the stand first, stating that he spent 40 to 45 hours a week on...

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