Things are getting ugly in the SEC West.

Check out the grenade LSU’s lawyers lobbed in the answer to the Chavis lawsuit:

“The only fact implicating Texas (in the suit) is that Chavis happened to defect to Texas A&M and chose to begin working for A&M before his service to LSU was complete,” the new filing says. “Notwithstanding the Aggies dire need for defensive help, Chavis could have defected to a college or professional team in any state, or even in a foreign country.”

Using the word “defect” – twice in one paragraph – is pretty strong.  And “dire need” is a nice shot fired across TAMU’s bow.  (Should we should start employing similar language about LSU’s new receivers coach?)  But I’m sure it’s nothing personal.

LSU travels to College Station A&M travels to Baton Rouge on November 28th, in case you were wondering.

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10 responses to “Things are getting ugly in the SEC West.

  1. Nate Dawg

    Senator, should be fun to watch but that game is in Baton Rouge this year I’m purdy sure.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Chavis suing LSU in Texas? In a straight (un-fixed) world that would easily be the wrong place. Chavis and the people paying he fees must know a judge or two who will keep the case in Texas.

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    • Chuck

      If they can half ass find a reason to keep it there they will because that shot across the bow will make them want to all the more. They may be able to find a reason, because my understanding is that Chavis isn’t just suing LSU, he is suing them and TAMU, and I think he gets to legitimately pick in that situation. I could be wrong because that isn’t an area I practice in. We’ll find out, I guess.

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      • Hogbody Spradlin

        Yeah. He’s got A&M in diagonally, arguing that if he’s liable for the 400k to LSU, A&M should pay it.

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  3. Mayor

    Not wanting to get hypertechnical but since there is a Texas resident (Chavis) as plaintiff and a Texas resident (A&M) as one of the defendants the case cannot be removed to federal court and sent to Baton Rouge, which is what the LSU butt-hurt lawyers want. There is enough connection to Texas (Chavis is now there and A&M is there, plus the negotiations between A&M and Chavis that led to the claim occurred there) where a Texas judge likely would hold venue to be proper there and probably will not dismiss or transfer the case. LSU is in court in Texas–like it or not. BTW, this was a brilliant move on the part of Chavis and Texas A&M attorneys, likely working in concert. Please see my previous post on “friendly parties” in a lawsuit.

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  4. Cojones

    I just hope to see the game to witness whether this translates to player’s feelings. It could rival the “Good Old-Fashioned Hate” of UGA/Tech games.

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