A group of UofL supporters are set to sue the NCAA for taking the 2013 title banner away from the school.
Because of course.
The University of Louisville Protection and Advocacy Committee (U of L PAC), led by founder Anthony Cotton, plans to file a lawsuit against the NCAA “as soon as next week”
The end goal? Reinstatement of vacated wins, financial reimbursement, and the title banner hanging back up in the Yum! Center.
U of L PAC attorney Robert Florio said he will file a lawsuit in Jefferson County Circuit Court against the NCAA on Wednesday seeking the reinstatement of wins the Louisville men’s basketball team has vacated and repayment of financial damages, the amount of which Florio did not specify.
The attorney is alleging arbitrary and capricious conduct and breach of contract.
“It’s in the final stages right now,” Florio said. “I’ve identified all the causes of action … and I’ve also identified several legal theories that give fans standing against the NCAA, which is one of the biggest challenges in this lawsuit.”
The best part of the story? The press conference was held outside a bar in Louisville, where a 2013 replica banner hangs on the brick wall outside. They have officially opened the company for donations, where support is already pouring in.
“Anthony Cotton… said Friday afternoon during a press conference at the Taj Louisville bar that the group has filed for incorporation status so that it can begin taking donations. Cotton said he has received one contribution totaling $5 so far.”
Five whole dollars. Don’t spend it all in one place.
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Group of U of L supporters plans to file a lawsuit against the NCAA next week. They want the Cards' 2013 title reinstated https://t.co/9ggRqaEYEF
— Courier Journal (@courierjournal) April 6, 2018
Never change, Card Nation.