Please proceed, Commissioner.

This should be fun.

An attorney helping to represent former and current college football and men’s basketball players in an anti-trust lawsuit told USA TODAY Sports a U.S. magistrate judge is allowing their legal team to take depositions from a college president and two conference commissioners who had made statements in the case saying that some schools and conferences might exit Division I or the Football Bowl Subdivision because of the financial and legal burden that would result from needing to share revenue with football and men’s basketball players.

Speaking after a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins on Wednesday in San Francisco, plaintiffs’ attorney Renae Steiner said Cousins allowed depositions of Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, Horizon League commissioner Jon LeCrone and Fresno State president John Welty.

Big Jim gets to elaborate on the Division III future of the Big Ten.  That should help with recruiting immensely.

That noise you hear in the background is Mike Slive snickering over how Delany let himself get put in this position.


Filed under Big Ten Football, The NCAA

7 responses to “Please proceed, Commissioner.

  1. mdcgtp

    I wonder how cable companies are going to react when he tries to hike up their subscriber fees for the BTN for division III sports. Knowing him, he will invite williams, amherst, and swarthmore college so he can hike up subscriber fees in New England and Philadelphia.


  2. 69Dawg

    These guys are a scream. Big Jim has always shot off his mouth, when he could get his foot out of it. Nothing like putting his butt under oath to make the worm wiggle.


  3. Joe Schmoe

    I am sure Slive would be laughing harder if he didn’t have his cart hitched to the same horse as Delany.


  4. Dog in Fla

    Donnie Remy knows that the only way this depo fest gets any better is if Maria Elena Perez makes an appearance with Frank Haith Enterprises, Inc., microfiche B of A records


  5. Dog in Fla

    The NCAA’s chief legal officer Donald Remy said in a statement, “We look forward to the additional discovery shining a light on the reasons why this case is not a proper class action.” With this proclamation, many experts on shining a light said, “Forget it Donnie, you’re out of your element.”


  6. Mayor of Dawgtown

    For a guy who thinks he’s so damn smart Delaney sure is a complete dumbass.


  7. Lrgk9

    Ahh, the shovels have been turned on the NCAA and Jimblow. Reaping the whirlwind …