Wistful Bob Bowlsby is the best Bob Bowlsby.
Not gonna happen, Bob.
Evidence in a defamation lawsuit “clearly indicates” the NCAA disregarded the truth to reach a “predetermined conclusion” that former USC assistant coach Todd McNair knew of Reggie Bush’s NCAA violations, according to a ruling Monday by a California appeals court.
The decision from McNair’s defamation lawsuit against the NCAA casts further doubt about whether the Trojans should have been hit with extensive penalties in 2010…
I’m sure a finding like that will discourage anyone from going after the NCAA ever again.
In a related note, it looks like Art Briles has concluded his coaching career is over.
Former Baylor football coach Art Briles sued three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander Thursday, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults and alleged gang rapes by players and didn’t report them.
The lawsuit also asserts that Baylor officials conspired to damage his reputation and keep him from getting another coaching job. The lawsuit additionally seeks damages for emotional distress and likely ending his career as a coach “on any level.”
“Some people think themselves above the law, but the laws of Texas establish accountability for everyone, even renegade, self-dealing regents of a Christian university,” Briles’ lawsuit states.
The odds on this one ever seeing the light of day in open court are minuscule, of course, but Briles didn’t file suit to get his day there. He’s just looking for a little more retirement money.
Even though the four defendants are poised to defeat Briles’s lawsuit, Briles can inflict a good deal of harm on the university before the case is resolved. This is mainly through pretrial discovery. If Briles’s lawsuit advances past an early dismissal, the lawsuit would proceed to pretrial discovery. During discovery, both sides would be required to share sensitive information and also answer difficult and invasive questions while under oath.
Yeah, like that’s ever gonna happen. Neither side wants its dirty laundry aired in public. Too bad; I’ve stocked up on popcorn.