No doubt they mean well.

What do you do if you’re the NCAA and one of those CTE cases, described as “… a potential landmark case if the jury ruled against the NCAA”, actually makes it to court?

If you’re the NCAA, there’s only one acceptable outcome.

The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career.

The lawsuit in Dallas was settled after three days of trial. A court administrator confirmed the settlement but said no terms were released.

Donald Remy believes dragging CTE suits out as long as possible and quietly settling at the last minute is the best strategy the NCAA’s got.  It’s all part of their commitment to the student-athlete’s well-being their bank account.



Filed under See You In Court, The Body Is A Temple, The NCAA

10 responses to “No doubt they mean well.

  1. 81Dog

    This is a time honored civil case defense strategy for insurance companies, isn’t it? A war of attrition always favors the side with the most resources, and it also discourages other claimants from taking on the rich folks. Even the litigants with valid claims get worn down at some point. Or, occasionally, the foot daggers get punished in court and then complain about being mistreated. The NCAA seems right on track.


  2. Macallanlover

    You are a lawyer who loves him some money flowing out, but it is never enough. You blast people who don’t give the money over quickly and easily, deserved or not, and criticize their motives when they do. My comment isn’t about the merits of this particular case, just your predictable positions and how the scales are always tipped the same way.


  3. W Cobb Dawg

    “You are a lawyer who loves him some money flowing out, but it is never enough.”

    The ncaa is an organization that loves money flowing in, but it is never enough. – Now THAT is predictable.