Pac-12 Leader Defends $4.5M Salary At NCAA Antitrust Trial

By Dorothy Atkins (September 18, 2018, 9:49 PM EDT) -- Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott defended his $4.5 million annual salary Tuesday during a landmark antitrust trial over the NCAA's limits on student compensation, while also warning that paying student-athletes would confuse fans and broadcasters about amateur sports and disrupt the makeup of college athletic conferences.

During a bench trial in Oakland, California, Scott confirmed that he made $3.5 million in 2016 plus a $1.08 million bonus, which he said was approved by a review committee and is in line with other media executives.

He also testified that student-athletes play college sports "for the love of the sport, for the team, for...

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