Athletes Win Expert Depositions In NCAA Compensation Row

Law360 (July 5, 2018, 8:32 PM EDT) -- The NCAA must make three witnesses available for pretrial questioning in a lawsuit challenging the organization’s rules that prevent athletes from being paid beyond their scholarships, a California federal judge ruled after former college athletes who brought the lawsuit accused the NCAA of playing games with its witness lists.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken on Wednesday granted a motion to force the National Collegiate Athletic Association to make two college conference administrators and one of its directors available for depositions if it plans to use them as witnesses in an upcoming trial.

The former athletes had accused the NCAA of engaging...

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