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Suggest sending more of that windfall toward athletes, toward the product providing the value and — watch out! — the sky is tumbling down. The same tired arguments emerge, too, of one powerful, entitled group trying to keep resources away from another group with little voice and even less recourse.

The ruling from Thursday’s hearing (the judge can certify all, part or none of the class) could pull down this rotted system. A system indicted by the man who helped create it. A system, really, indicted by itself.