A Jefferson Circuit Court jury at Lexington, Ky., has awarded $1.16 million to former football star Paul Hornung, who claimed the NCAA had damaged his broadcasting career.
"I've had some wins and I've had some losses, but this is a big win," Hornung said. "It's been a long two or three years, and I really think this decision vindicates me."
The jury deliberated about an hour Friday before agreeing that the NCAA failed to act in good faith when it refused to allow Hornung to work as a commentator for college football games.
Hornung, 49, sought $3 million in his claim that the NCAA damaged his career and defamed him by not allowing him to join Atlanta superstation WTBS as a color analyst.