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USC’s Lonnie White Admits: I Received Extra-Benefits as a Student-Athlete

Former University of Southern California football student-athlete Lonnie White
admitted he received payments in violation of NCAA legislation when he
attended the institution during the 1980s. White provided the admission in an online article on The Daily website. White reported he took $14,000 in illicit
payments during his four-year USC athletics career. White claims he received most of the money through selling game tickets provided to student-athletes. White was a receiver and special-teams student-athlete at USC and he played under head football coaches John Robinson and Ted Tollner from 1982-86. The story, which can be found by clicking on this link, is an interesting read of what can go on in high-profile college sports programs.


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One thought on “USC’s Lonnie White Admits: I Received Extra-Benefits as a Student-Athlete

  1. White made it clear that this is not limited to high-profile college sports programs, and that it has been going on since the 1940s and is happening a lot more than you think today. The fact is that the elite athletes see all the money being made on college football and the arcane NCAA rules. They can easily get money in secret from agents or boosters, so many of them do this probably at every college. Here is an article about the problem with solutions: http://bit.ly/k7Ejcx

    Posted by George Orten | June 24, 2011, 3:23 pm

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