The NCAA has heard about the lawsuit filed against it by former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo over his being declared permanently ineligible. This being the NCAA, simply having heard about the legal action is probably a positive development. Surprisingly, they’re not fans.
“We are aware of the litigation. Academic integrity is critically important to intercollegiate athletics and something that is expected from all student-athletes. As a result, the NCAA plans to vigorously defend the process by which penalties related to academic misconduct are ultimately determined by the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee, comprised of representatives from member institutions.”
Pity the jury that has to try to wade through the NCAA rule book and figure out the byzantine procedure for meting out punishment for alleged violations. It’s hard enough for compliance directors and coaches to keep up with the rules, much less people who have actual lives on the side.