“He’s our witness.”

Nail that cross-examination, son.

NCAA president Mark Emmert and Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany are among the people on the NCAA’s revised live witness list for the Ed O’Bannon trial that starts next week, according to a court filing Wednesday.

The O’Bannon plaintiffs wanted to call Emmert during their arguments that lead off the case. But U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled last week that each live witness will testify only once and that Emmert will be available to the plaintiffs during cross-examination of the NCAA’s defense.

“We believe that he would be better testifying in the defense because we want him to be able to respond to things that happen in the plaintiffs’ case,” NCAA attorney Glenn Pomerantz told Wilken at a pretrial hearing last week.




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4 responses to ““He’s our witness.”

  1. DawgPhan

    every cbs sports link redirects to a big brother ad for me…dont know why.


  2. The other Doug

    This is going to get interesting.


  3. reipar

    If I am the Plaintiff I am ticked about this ruling. Even if they are sequestered they will hear about the Plaintiff’s case and instead of getting first and last the defense attorney will get that exclusively by calling them during what amounts to his case in chief. I am sure there is a legal basis for the Judge’s ruling, which is beyond my comprehension, but this ruling would still infuriate me as the Plaintiff.