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In O'Bannon trial, NCAA President Mark Emmert sticks to view of amateurs
In O'Bannon trial, NCAA President Mark Emmert sticks to view of amateurs

In his second day of testimony in the Ed O’Bannon case, NCAA President Mark Emmert on Friday held fast to his views on amateurism as a plaintiffs’ attorney sought to show that purported ideals of collegiate athletics have already been compromised by commercialism and the isolation of student athletes on campus. Emmert had said Thursday that allowing student athletes to benefit from group licensing rights to their names, images and likeness would “set them apart” from other students -- even if the money were held in trust until they were no longer enrolled -- and undermine the collegiate experience at the heart of association values. Attorney William Isaacson on Friday rattled off...

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