Former Oklahoma State and current Detroit Tigers lefthander Andy Oliver has settled his lawsuit with the NCAA, just two weeks before a jury trial was scheduled to begin in Ohio.
Oliver already won the first phase of the trial when an Ohio judge ordered the reinstatement of his eligibility in February. Oliver also sued the NCAA for breach of contract and damages, and those complaints were settled this week. Terms are confidential.
"I believe we would have tried and won a very large judgment, the NCAA would have appealed and this would have dragged on for three to five more years," Oliver’s lawyer, Rick Johnson, told the USA Today. " . . . This was all about the right to counsel. (The NCAA) punished this kid because he had a lawyer. It was absurd from the beginning, and it should never have come to this."
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