Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oliver vs NCAA et all UPDATE

Darren wrote an interesting piece lasat week regarding Judge Tone's most recent decision in Erie, Ohio to void NCAA bylaw, which says..

" Presence of a Lawyer at Negotiations. A lawyer may not be
present during discussions of a contract offer with a professional organization
or have any direct contact (i.e., in person, by telephone or by mail) with a
professional sports organization on behalf of the individual. A lawyer’s
presence during such discussions is considered representation by an agent"

After Judge Tone's final decision Lawyers (not necessarily agents) are now allowed to be present when student athletes meet with professional organizations regarding contract issues. I will write more about this latest update in the Andy Oliver saga shortly.....

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