You’ll be shocked, shocked to learn that the NCAA and its co-defendants are asking for an extension to respond to the Shawne Alston and Martin Jenkins antitrust scholarship lawsuits. Why? Well,
In a filing late Wednesday night, the NCAA and the five major conferences cited the recent Ed O’Bannon ruling before the same judge as the reason they need at least 30 days to respond. The NCAA and the conferences “have been reviewing the Court’s ruling in that (O’Bannon) action to assess its possible impact on the allegations and claims — as well as the Defendants’ anticipated joint motion to dismiss such claims — in this action,” according to the filing by a Pac-12 attorney.
Yeah, who could have foreseen the court would rule as it did in O’Bannon?
Then, again, considering how feebly the defense witnesses came off in that trial, I wouldn’t be in a hurry to get back in a courtroom, either.