Ex-Ala. Football Star Fires Back At NCAA 'Amateur' Claim

Law360, San Francisco (June 11, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT) -- Ex-University of Alabama football star Tyrone Prothro on Wednesday testified in a class action trial against the National Collegiate Athletic Association that schoolwork took a backseat to his athletic obligations, rebutting the NCAA's claim that its licensing-pay pacts with members didn't violate antitrust laws because they protected players' amateur status.

Prothro, a wide receiver for the team from 2003 until a leg injury ended his football career in 2005, said he majored in “general studies” at the University of Alabama and ultimately wanted to become a...
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