O’Bannon, the week that will be

Be careful what you wish for, Donald Remy:

“Trials are like this,” Remy said. “It is always the case that in the beginning you hear a lot of the evidence that the plaintiffs want to put forward. You get some things out of cross-examination, but I think when you hear the NCAA’s witnesses — including the NCAA president [Mark Emmert], university presidents, conference commissioners, athletics directors and NCAA staff — testify, in addition to some of our experts, you’ll hear the real story.”

That should work.

Hell, they probably can’t be any worse than this…

The plaintiffs point to what they believe was a key admission last week by former CBS Sports president Neal Pilson, the NCAA’s television expert. Pilson testified that paying players would be viewed negatively by the public and thus potentially hurt the product. But when pressed whether there’s a dollar amount to a player with which he would feel comfortable, Pilson said, “I’d tell you $1 million would trouble me and $5,000 wouldn’t.

Remy brushed off the significance of Pilson’s statement, but the plaintiffs pounced on it.

… can they?

Pass the popcorn, please.


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4 responses to “O’Bannon, the week that will be

  1. 81Dog

    Sounds like the NCAA guy is channeling Hale Almand at the beginning of the Jan Kemp trial. What could possibly go wrong for the NCAA?


  2. Cousin Eddie

    Should the judge care if the “product” is hurt publicly by paying players? I thought this was a legal matter not a touchy feely matter?


    • W Cobb Dawg

      Agree. It only matters to the folks making money whether the ‘product’ is hurt or doing well.


  3. Dog in Fla

    Week Deux “the real story” – There’s Something About Remy