Saturday, May 30, 2009

NCAA's appeal in Oliver case denied - Contempt of court hearing date set

The NCAA's request to the Ohio Court of Appeals to stay a contempt of court hearing was voided (see earlier posting for specific details surrounding the NCAA's appeal) when the trial court modified its order to exclude allegedly privileged documents in order to move the case forward without delay. The court also reinforced an on-going theme that has been developing in the case - the NCAA's apparent failure to properly communicate how its membership should handle NCAA Bylaw 12.3.2.1 which has been ruled unenforceable by Judge Tygh Tone.

The court stated in their brief ruling "This court is concerned about what the [NCAA] is advising the public, in particular prospective and current student athletes, as to its ruling regarding the invalidation of Bylaw 12.3.2.1."

The contempt hearing will now be held on June 15.
This post was modified on June 1.

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