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Former Louisville players suing NCAA (Good luck with that)

According to media free agent Jeff Goodman, former basketball players from the University of Louisville intend to sue the NCAA over the vacating of games during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, which of course includes their beloved fictional NCAA championship.

That sounds like an enormous waste of time and money, but good luck to Luke Hancock and his pals on their fight for justice.

Maybe they’ll get a win that actually counts.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

24 responses to “Former Louisville players suing NCAA (Good luck with that)”

  1. oruacat2

    I hope the NCAA calls their bluff and takes this to court. It could be entertaining and enlightening to get those players in a courtroom and under oath for questioning about what all went on with their program.

    Careful what you wish for, UL.

  2. Booby Petrino

    It’s absolutely insane that they think they were wronged by the banner removal. Prostitutes for players on the roster in those games they won, yet they think they shouldn’t be punished. Crazy.

    1. Realme

      Their only legit argument would be that if the NCAA is going to choose not to punish UNC’s cheating, then they should not be able to punish anyone.

    2. Booby Petrino

      If that’s their argument, then Cal should argue that Memphis shouldn’t have been penalized for a player cheating, or UMass shouldn’t have been punished for a player cheating. basically if that’s their argument, everyone should be allowed to cheat.

    3. Emerson Biggins

      One has to do with Academics,(non athletes got benefit as well) which the NCAA says it’s not involved in unless high school academics (that makes sense), the other deals with money/benefits that other students don’t get.

    4. J-Dub421

      They will lose, but if they want to waste their time and money on this ridiculousness, then whatever. No skin off my nose.

    5. Realme

      EB, the NCAA is of course involved in college academics. If a player doesn’t have good enough grades, he / she can’t play. If a team doesn’t have a high enough academic progress rating, they can’t play.

      BP, that’s MY argument. The NCAA is so hypocritical and inconsistent, no one should get punished for anything.

    6. Realme

      *and UNC cheated so their players could get good enough grades. Should have been ineligible, just like the skanks down the road.

    7. antiquefurnitureandmidgets

      But they aren’t involved in accreditation or what constitutes a legitimate class. What UNC did was deplorable but it wasn’t a violation of NCAA rules. We, as UK fans, might be angered by that fact but it remains a fact. If we complain that an organization tasked with overseeing rules should act outside of those regulations to do “what’s right”, we are asking for utter chaos. We are also effectively throwing out the rule book in its entirety and completely eliminating the purpose of the institution in the first place.

  3. Headhurts

    I thought the players said it did’nt matter, that they would celebrate anyway, banner’s not coming back boys, move on, maybe u guys can sue turtle Tom or slick Rick and get some $$

  4. ClutchCargo

    The “Title” belonged to the university. How can the players say they were wronged by the university losing the “Title” years after they were already out of school? The only winners in this will be the attorneys getting paid for this frivolous lawsuit.

    1. Gambini

      A group of UL fans tried to sue the NCAA over this as well but a judge is expected to rule next month on a motion to dismiss the case asked for by the NCAA. The organization argued that the group has “no authority to sue on U of L’s behalf and have not sustained any legally cognizable injury.”

  5. bigblue98

    Wonder if Ricky 3 Stacks is financing this suit behind the scenes? Like previous commenter stated, hope this goes to court. Hopefully they subpoena McGee so we can really find out what happened. They just can’t leave it alone.

    1. 4everUKblue

      I doubt seriously that Rick would spend a penny of his own money on this.

  6. shelby

    Hilarious; Puke Hanflop’s involvement makes it even funnier.

  7. henderblue

    Drew that last line is golden..

  8. UKinIN

    NCAA rules have been very clear over the years: if the NCAA discovers that an athletic program played student athletes, that the NCAA has deemed to be retroactively ineligible, those games are forfeited. Even with the ridiculousness that is the NCAA the decision and punishment is well established.

    1. crazycatfan65

      Except when it comes to dUKe and coach k. Remember Corey Maggette admitted to excepting money as a high schooler but the NCAA turned a blind eye and no title vacated. That’s the ACC basis.

    2. 4everUKblue

      dUKe has gotten away with several shady deals and they all got swept under the rug.

  9. sprtphan

    All the way to the Supreme Court baby!

  10. 4everUKblue

    This is like a reality tv show….except none of them are living in reality.

  11. davisfeathers

    underage prostitution shouldnt affect wins n losses imo stick 2sports

  12. Jonathan40330

    I personally find it humorous and quite telling that the players on those teams are willing to sue the NCAA for its actions of the title being vacated with absolute just cause, yet not a soul speaks of suing their teammates or Andre McGee for arranging or accepting the impermissible benefits that resulted in the vacancy of the title. To me, it is simply illogical.

  13. BluKudzu

    They should file suit against the University of Louisville, Jurich and Pitino.
    I know they are merely children when they signed a NLOI to play for Louisville, but my gracious, their head coach had already been caught in scandle….what were their parents thinking? Allowing them to go ahead and play for that man and a program that gave him a raise and extended his contract?
    Fat chance that goes anywhere.