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Lonnie White took $14K in illegal money

Updated: June 27, 2011, 12:28 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Former Southern California football player Lonnie White says he took $14,000 in illegal payments during his four-year career in the 1980s, mostly by selling game tickets allotted to scholarship players.

White made the admission Wednesday in a first-person story for The Daily, an online publication. He was a sports writer at the Los Angeles Times from 1987 to 2008.

White was a receiver and special-teams player at USC, where he played under John Robinson and Ted ...

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