Donald Remy. In one breath, he’s all “we shall fight on the beaches” all the way to the Supreme Court. In the next, he’s all wimp.
NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said NCAA members “right now” believe paying a college athlete or allowing a player to receive compensation based on name, image and likeness would erode the collegiate model.
“I don’t know that it’s my call or that I would be able to conceive of a particular circumstance where a student-athlete would receive compensation for name, image and likeness,” Remy said. “I do know the membership has consistently found it to be something that would ruin the collegiate model and create problems in the recruiting context and competitive fairness model.”
“Right now”, eh? Regular tower of defiance, there.
Maybe Donald’s a manic-depressive. (Stacey Osburn has no comment.) In any event, it sure seems unproductive to spend millions to defend a claim you can’t defend more strongly than that.