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NCAA submits more information supporting dismissal of Paterno suit

Today the that a Pennsylvania court dismiss the lawsuit brought by the estate of Joe Paterno and others. In response to arguments presented by the plaintiffs, the NCAA again identified numerous reasons that the plaintiffs’ strained and...

NCAA files motion in Corman Case

Three weeks ago the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court declined to dismiss the claims asserted by State Senator Corman and State Treasurer McCord against the NCAA concerning the $60 million fine imposed upon Penn State under the Consent...

NCAA files motion to dismiss in likeness case

Today, the NCAA filed its motion to dismiss the student-athlete likeness case. We appreciate this opportunity to demonstrate why the plaintiffs’ amended complaint should be dismissed and remain confident that the NCAA is correct on the facts and on the law. The law does not recognize publicity rights for individuals appearing in sports broadcasts, whether players, coaches, referees, cheerleaders or spectators. Also, the plaintiffs’ complaints alleging the NCAA’s amateurism rules violate antitrust law is contrary to clear precedent from the United States Supreme Court and many other previous cases.

Statement from Donald Remy, NCAA Chief Legal Officer, on Paterno Estate preliminary objections

Nothing in today’s filing changes our view that this lawsuit is fundamentally flawed and should be dismissed in its entirety. Although plaintiffs may be unhappy with Penn State University’s acceptance of the Freeh Report and its decision...

NCAA statement on first annual Mitchell report

“Senator Mitchell’s report demonstrates that Penn State is committed to fulfilling the Athletics Integrity Agreement. We appreciate Senator Mitchell’s diligent oversight and the amount of resources, time and energy the university has...

Prevent Child Abuse America sends letter to Corman

Prevent Child Abuse America President and CEO James Hmurovich sent a letter to Senator Corman noting that child sexual abuse impacts victims across the United States. He notes, “Pennsylvania has the chance to be a national leader in the...

NCAA seeks to respond in likeness case

Today, the NCAA filed several motions related to plaintiffs’ recently filed Third Amended Complaint in the In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Litigation cases. After four years of litigation, the antitrust plaintiffs have finally made the argument to the Court that they have frequently made in the press – that they would like to do away with the NCAA’s amateurism and eligibility rules and pay current student-athletes who might appear in a live broadcast of a football or men's basketball game.

NCAA requests dismissal of Paterno Estate’s lawsuit

By Donald Remy Chief Legal Officer The NCAA, along with President Mark Emmert and Oregon State president and former NCAA Executive Committee chair Ed Ray, have brought by the estate of Joe Paterno and others due to a lack of legal standing...

NCAA opposes professionalizing college sports

College sports today are valued by the student-athletes who compete and all of us who support them. However, the plaintiffs' lawyers in the likeness case now want to make this about professionalizing a few current student-athletes to the detriment of all others. Their scheme to pay a small number of student-athletes threatens college sports as we know it.

Letter regarding lawsuit participation

The NCAA has stated publicly and in court that it does not and will not retaliate against any student athlete for participation in legal action, including anyone who may choose to participate in the likeness litigation. Dear Mr. Hausfeld:...

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