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(Lexington Herald Leader)   Infamous Florida ambulance chaser, John Morgan, sues the NCAA on behalf of former University of Louisville basketball players, referring to it as a "corrupt organization"   ( kentucky.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
He is not "infamous" - he is well liked and respected; spearheaded the drive for medical marijuana in Florida after watching his brother suffer and die
 
4 days ago  
He's not wrong in this case.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
How could anyone come to a conclusion OTHER than that is a corrupt organization?
 
4 days ago  
For the people dollars.
 
4 days ago  
Before you think Morgan & Morgan are out to get justice for student athletes, read TFA and see what this is about.  Or, hell, here it is:

Calling the NCAA a "corrupt organization," a lawyer suing the governing body on behalf of former University of Louisville basketball players said his clients were portrayed in a false light and they and the program deserve to have their reputations restored.
"We're here today to clear names. We're here today to get back awards," attorney John Morgan said during an hourlong news conference announcing the suit Wednesday at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. "We're here to get (Rick) Pitino's championship back. But more than that, we're here to get these players' good names back."


I mean, if this were truly about the NCAA's reprehensible, sleazy policies, sure.  But in this case, Pitino was hiring hookers for recruits.  I kind of feel like they kind of soiled their own reputations here.
 
4 days ago  

ecmoRandomNumbers: He's not wrong in this case.


In that part of the statement, sure, but when he follows it up saying that the NCAA makes billions and the athletes don't make enough to buy a soda, he's wrong on both counts.

The NCAA passes nearly all the money it collects along to member universities. THEY make billions.

The athletes' cash compensation for scholarship athletes is in the tens of thousands of dollars a year.
 
4 days ago  
Morgan of Morgan and Morgan
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4 days ago  

meanmutton: ecmoRandomNumbers: He's not wrong in this case.

In that part of the statement, sure, but when he follows it up saying that the NCAA makes billions and the athletes don't make enough to buy a soda, he's wrong on both counts.

The NCAA passes nearly all the money it collects along to member universities. THEY make billions.

The athletes' cash compensation for scholarship athletes is in the tens of thousands of dollars a year.


Can the athletes buy a soda with that scholarship money? No, it all goes for their schooling, such as that is - see the UNC debacle. And the athletes can't get much in the way of jobs either given the NCAA rules.

I hope this guy takes the NCAA to the cleaners.
 
4 days ago  

bronyaur1: How could anyone come to a conclusion OTHER than that is a corrupt organization?


They're paid not to come to that conclusion.
 
4 days ago  
What about 2 corrupt organizations, can we agree on that?  The NCAA and the (insert division 1 school name here) so in this case University of Louisville.  Both organizations exploit the undercompensated workers while earning billions of dollars.
 
4 days ago  

AdmirableSnackbar: meanmutton: ecmoRandomNumbers: He's not wrong in this case.

In that part of the statement, sure, but when he follows it up saying that the NCAA makes billions and the athletes don't make enough to buy a soda, he's wrong on both counts.

The NCAA passes nearly all the money it collects along to member universities. THEY make billions.

The athletes' cash compensation for scholarship athletes is in the tens of thousands of dollars a year.

Can the athletes buy a soda with that scholarship money? No, it all goes for their schooling, such as that is - see the UNC debacle. And the athletes can't get much in the way of jobs either given the NCAA rules.

I hope this guy takes the NCAA to the cleaners.


That's not what this lawsuit is about.

Despite all of Morgan's bluster, this is very narrow case relating to the recent scandal of strippers/hookers at the dorms at Louisville.  These players say they had no involvement in that and are being defamed by the NCAA punishing the entire program.

They're going to have a tough time because private organizations have a ton of freedom to do what they wish.  When Morgan said there was "no due process", that term is only used for government infringing rights, not private organizations.

These players are going to have to be questioned under oath if they want to win.  They better tell the truth or hope there's no evidence contradicting them when it comes to those dorm shenanigans.

It'll take something else to send the NCAA to the cleaners.
 
4 days ago  

AdmirableSnackbar: meanmutton: ecmoRandomNumbers: He's not wrong in this case.

In that part of the statement, sure, but when he follows it up saying that the NCAA makes billions and the athletes don't make enough to buy a soda, he's wrong on both counts.

The NCAA passes nearly all the money it collects along to member universities. THEY make billions.

The athletes' cash compensation for scholarship athletes is in the tens of thousands of dollars a year.

Can the athletes buy a soda with that scholarship money? No, it all goes for their schooling, such as that is - see the UNC debacle. And the athletes can't get much in the way of jobs either given the NCAA rules.

I hope this guy takes the NCAA to the cleaners.


Yes, the cash they receive from their universities can be spent on soda. Do you live somewhere that cash can't be spent on soda? Because that's weird.
 
4 days ago  
Fark Louisville, Patino, Lawyers, AND the NCAA
 
4 days ago  
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The early days, before all those DUIs.
 
4 days ago  

Daedalus27: What about 2 corrupt organizations, can we agree on that?  The NCAA and the (insert division 1 school name here) so in this case University of Louisville.  Both organizations exploit the undercompensated workers while earning billions of dollars.


The NCAA is right below the IOC and FIFA on the corruption scale, sure.

The University of Louisville has not only stuck by Rick Pitino, they have twice hired Bobby Petrino for millions of dollars.

It's kinda like Al Qaeda calling ISIS a violent, extremist organization. They're not wrong, but it's not like either group occupies a great moral high ground.
 
4 days ago  
It doesn't matter how much or what they get, it's illegally fixed by a cartel

I don't give a fark what stipend shiat or whatever the NCAA deems them worthy of. They should get whatever anyone is willing to pay them. The end.
 
4 days ago  
Also, birds don't have teeth...

You cretins.
 
4 days ago  

ElwoodCuse: It doesn't matter how much or what they get, it's illegally fixed by a cartel

I don't give a fark what stipend shiat or whatever the NCAA deems them worthy of. They should get whatever anyone is willing to pay them. The end.


They do get whatever anyone is willing to pay them. The only entities willing to pay them anything are NCAA-related organizations.
 
4 days ago  
Been thinking about this more so it's analogy time for this case.

A restaurant has stars taken away.  A line cook thinks he has nothing to do with the reasons the restaurant got the downgrade, thinks he has been defamed, and sues the Michelin organization.
 
4 days ago  

StrikitRich: [img.fark.net image 600x400]

The early days, before all those DUIs.


I lived in Orlando when the firm was called that.  You couldnt turn on the radio or tv or drive down the street without being bombarded with their ads.  If I ever needed an injury attorney, I wouldnt hire a billboard lawyer.

OTOH, I respect his fight to get medical weed legalized in FL.  He was the biggest financial backer putting millions dollars toward the pro legalization effort.
 
3 days ago  

Igor Jakovsky: StrikitRich: [img.fark.net image 600x400]

The early days, before all those DUIs.

I lived in Orlando when the firm was called that.  You couldnt turn on the radio or tv or drive down the street without being bombarded with their ads.  If I ever needed an injury attorney, I wouldnt hire a billboard lawyer.

OTOH, I respect his fight to get medical weed legalized in FL.  He was the biggest financial backer putting millions dollars toward the pro legalization effort.


His fight for medical marijuana isn't about helping suffering people. He has been quietly buying up old nurseries (in order to grow marijuana they have to have been in business for at least 10 years) over the last few years. If and when recreational marijuana becomes legal, he will have close to a monopoly in Florida.
 
3 days ago  

O-Face: Igor Jakovsky: StrikitRich: [img.fark.net image 600x400]

The early days, before all those DUIs.

I lived in Orlando when the firm was called that.  You couldnt turn on the radio or tv or drive down the street without being bombarded with their ads.  If I ever needed an injury attorney, I wouldnt hire a billboard lawyer.

OTOH, I respect his fight to get medical weed legalized in FL.  He was the biggest financial backer putting millions dollars toward the pro legalization effort.

His fight for medical marijuana isn't about helping suffering people. He has been quietly buying up old nurseries (in order to grow marijuana they have to have been in business for at least 10 years) over the last few years. If and when recreational marijuana becomes legal, he will have close to a monopoly in Florida.


That was the plot of the last season of Justified.
 
3 days ago  

Igor Jakovsky: StrikitRich: [img.fark.net image 600x400]

The early days, before all those DUIs.

I lived in Orlando when the firm was called that.  You couldnt turn on the radio or tv or drive down the street without being bombarded with their ads.  If I ever needed an injury attorney, I wouldnt hire a billboard lawyer.

OTOH, I respect his fight to get medical weed legalized in FL.  He was the biggest financial backer putting millions dollars toward the pro legalization effort.


He still advertises All.The.Time.  In a recent spot he was obviously trying to help his own PR as he recounted all the big cases he participated in, including medical marijuana.  I bet he's going to run for public office, again.
 
3 days ago  

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Bruce Campbell: Resin33: [Youtube TEL4KfbJyGI image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TEL4KfbJ​yGI]

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Forgot about them owning former governor Oompa Loompa for a while.
 
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