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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
 
Oliver v. NCAA Ends in Settlement

Earlier this year, an Ohio state court ruled in favor of Oklahoma State University star pitcher Andrew Oliver in his lawsuit against the NCAA. Oliver had been suspended by OSU after news emerged that, years earlier, he had met with Minnesota Twins representatives with his attorneys while contemplating whether to retain his amateur status and attend college or turn pro after high school. Oliver maintained the rule which prohibited that meeting interfered with his attorney-client relationship and was against public policy (For more background see Alan Milstein's post and posts by others, including one on the NCAA Compliance Blog, one by Dan Fitzgerald on Connecticut Sports Law, and those with competing viewpoints from Rick Karcher and Tassos Kaburakis).

The NCAA intended to appeal the decision, but the appeal won't happen as the NCAA and Oliver worked out an undisclosed $750,000 financial settlement late last week. While Oliver will receive money from the NCAA, the NCAA's rules will remain in place. Whether another player challenges those rules remains to be seen. For more, see Sports Agent Blog's Darren Heitner's The End of the Andy Oliver Affair.





3 Comments:

It was for $750,000 (shown on sports agent blog).

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