Apr 12, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday agreed with the state Court of Appeals that Michael McAdoo had no standing to sue the University of North Carolina and the NCAA over his dismissal in 2010 from the Tar Heel football team.
McAdoo's lawyers argued that, by ruling him ineligible to play, the university and NCAA had caused his drop in the NFL draft and cost him money.
McAdoo originally filed suit against the university in July 2011 after he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the 2010 season. A judge dismissed his suit, noting that by signing an NFL contract with the Baltimore Ravens, McAdoo attained his goal of a professional career and made his college career moot.
The university argued throughout the case that McAdoo's professional status negates any claim that his prospects were limited.
McAdoo was one of seven players forced to sit out the 2010 season while the NCAA investigated the Tar Heel football program. The NCAA ruled McAdoo ineligible for receiving improper assistance from tutor Jennifer Wiley on multiple assignments across several academic terms.
he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the 2010 season. A judge dismissed his suit, noting that by signing an NFL contract with the Baltimore Ravens, McAdoo attained his goal of a professional career and made his college career moot.- Posted by hpr641
Does the courts even realize that NFL professional contracts are not all identical? Or that the university's actions also ended the "student" part of him being a "student-athlete?" Also, say a guy dreams of working for IBM, SAS, Cisco, or Glaxo as a Director or above, but, his university's actions force him to end his college studies early. Under the courts' reasoning, if he takes a job as a janitor, the university's off the hook.