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Thursday, April 08, 2004

Bloom Case Argued: Saying the trial court judge put the NCAA "above the law," Jeremy Bloom's attorneys argued his case in front of a Colorado state appellate court. Bloom's attorneys pointed out that NCAA Bylaw 12.1.2, which stipulates a student-athlete can be a professional in one sport and an amateur in another.

Attorneys for the NCAA acknowledged Bloom's extraordinary talent, but said that all 360,000 student-athletes need to play by the same rules. If students promote commercial products, the NCAA argued, it blurs the line between amateur and professional.

ESPN has more. A decision is expected before the beginning of football season.


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