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NCAA might face damages in hundreds of millions

Updated: February 21, 2006, 3:01 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN The Magazine

LOS ANGELES -- As a UCLA linebacker in the late 1990s, Ramogi Huma left college after four years with $6,000 in credit card debt. His scholarship paid for tuition, room, board and required books but not incidentals such as phone bills and travel expenses. Coming from a lower-income family, he lacked the funds to cover the difference.

"That's where MBNA came in and cleaned house," Huma said of his high-interest credit card.

After graduation, Huma lobbied for a bona fide full ride for ...

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