National Sports News
NCAA President Mark Emmert to take stand in landmark antitrust case
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, June 19, 2014 3:03 AM EDT
NCAA President Mark Emmert will take the stand to defend his organization in a landmark antitrust case that could one day lead to players getting paid a portion of the billions of dollars in television money flowing into big-time college athletics.
Plaintiffs led by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon are seeking an injunction that would allow players to band together and sell the rights to their names and likenesses in broadcasts. They envision a system in which players can get money when they leave college for their play.