NCAA Athletes Say U. Of Wis. Contradicted Own Chancellor

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (September 24, 2018, 9:54 PM EDT) -- Attorneys representing NCAA athletes in a landmark California antitrust trial on Monday sought another chance to question the University of Wisconsin-Madison's chancellor, who recently testified that it might drop its sports department if it had to start paying athletes, saying that testimony was contradicted by the school's recent statement.

During trial in Oakland, California, the athletes' attorney, Steve W. Berman of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, noted that last week, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank testified under oath that the school would drop its sports departments entirely if it had to start paying athletes. In the wake of her testimony, however, the school...

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