Lonnie White was a former USC wide receiver, a long-time sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times and also taught journalism classes at the university. And he was just a great guy to know. He died Saturday at the age of 49. Here are some details on the diseases he battled in recent years.
White held the single-season USC record for kickoff return yards from 1986-2010. He also wrote the book, “UCLA vs. USC: 75 Years of the Greatest Rivalry in Sports.” And he wrote an article in 2011 on how he accepted cash as a player and how it bothered him 25 years later.