I’m gonna go out on a real limb here today and suggest this isn’t going to go well.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ordered NCAA President Mark Emmert to be deposed in former USC assistant coach Todd McNair’s defamation lawsuit against the organization.
“Plaintiff needs, and has the right, to depose Emmert in order to investigate the intent and knowledge behind one of the statements Plaintiff alleges to be defamatory,” Judge Frederick Shaller wrote in a tentative ruling issued before a hearing on the matter Thursday.
Given the NCAA’s track record in discovery, you’d think this would be a matter ripe for settlement, but you’re not Donald Remy.
Oh, there’s also this nice touch.
The judge is a USC graduate whom the NCAA unsuccessfully tried to remove from the case in 2016.
Now if I can only find that popcorn bag I opened to watch the Ole Miss litigation…