Working both ends against the middle

I mentioned yesterday that Tom Mars, once one of the most feared names in college football legal tactics, seems to be losing it.  Here’s another example of what I meant:

Screenshot_2020-08-20 Chris Vannini 😷 on Twitter One week ago, Mars told SI I know and have talked with some of the best p[...]

I dunno.  Maybe he’s just trying to hep.


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10 responses to “Working both ends against the middle

  1. DawgStats

    There are a lot of good lawyers…. I tend to think the ones that show up in news and tweets – usually are looking out for #1 more than the issues or their clients


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Would you say “losing it” or shifting gears?


  3. Granthams Replacement

    I guess the billable hours from the NCAA enforcement work isn’t covering the house payment.


  4. Castleberry

    Keeping the pipeline full. Sue the conferences that don’t play. And… sue the conferences that do play – even MOAR!!! For the kids.

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  5. godawgs1701

    Mars doesn’t care about these kids any more than the schools do. He’ll be happy to sue an SEC institution for playing and getting a kid infected with COVID at the exact same time he sues Michigan for not playing.


  6. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    If you put Mars and Cousin Eddie in the same room, I wonder if Mars would be pulled into the rotating solar system around Cousin Eddie’s head


  7. ScoutDawg

    Fuckin’ lawyers…


  8. Previously Paul

    Does it really matter why? Schools are not legally obligated to the parents or athletes to play. Especially the parents. Hypothetically, couldn’t they ditch the entire season for no reason? I understand there are legal obligations to other schools once contracts have been signed. But the athletes and especially the parents aren’t even an afterthought in those equations. So, once they have the information they want, what exactly can they do with it or than complain about their victimization? What self respecting person over the age of 18 wants or allows their parents to get involved in this sort of exercise? This is pathetic on so many levels.


  9. Teacher Martin

    Maybe he’s an ambulance chaser.


  10. Hunkering Hank

    Is it possible to argue that the players are third party beneficiaries of the contracts to play?