Steve MN wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 27 9:13 pm
SkiUMahLaw wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 27 8:56 pm
Yeeeahhhh....Nope. Good luck with that one. The lawyer will get paid at least.
Biggest thing to me seems to be if they can prove that no vote took place to postpone the season, which would be contradictory to the conference bylaws. On the flip side, if there wasn't a vote of some sort... how could the decision have been made?
They are, however, apparently asking for an injunction declaring the decision invalid. Given the interstate nature of this, that would almost certainly involve a removal to the Federal District Court... good luck getting that through the system fast enough to matter.
Edit: Then it hits me why they're focusing on the "less than $75,000" figure... To head off removal to Federal court
First off, the lawyer for this group of students is running in an election currently. This is a campaign stunt.
Second, the players don't have standing to even walk into the Courtroom. They don't have a contract with the conference, which is a voluntary organization, and furthermore, their claim, even if legit, would have to be made by the University itself, not by a student-athlete.
Third, the players aren't losing their scholarships, so what is their damage? They aren't prevented from continuing to publicize themselves for a pro roster-- only that they cannot do it by playing football at the U of Nebraska this year. Their professional football careers are speculative at best. It could just as easily be said that not having the season makes them MORE marketable-- less wear and tear on their bodies, and finishing last in the B1G West wont help anyone.
Fourth, their claims include "breach of contract", which makes you ask which contract did the players sign with the B1G? The players cannot enforce a contract on behalf of NU, remember.
Simply put, I believe the lawsuit a joke from top to bottom, and the players are getting used as a campaign stunt.