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Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Inside the Law: Suing the NCAA

July 13, 2018 - 3:00 am
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By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Do you have an opinion about the actions of the NCAA? I bet you do. 

After the NCAA stripped the University of Louisville of 123 wins and the championship banner over an escort scandal, a group of fans calling themselves the University of Louisville Protection and Advocacy Coalition sued the NCAA seeking reinstatement of the wins and legal damages.  

For its part, the University of Louisville has filed its own motion to be removed from the lawsuit a sort of "thanks but no thanks" legal response to the fans.  

Do the fans have a right to sue the NCAA? 

There are thousands of plaintiffs involved in several class action lawsuits against the NCAA right now, including claims about concussions and compensation. But those plaintiffs were personally hurt because they played under NCAA rules. 

Buying tickets or merchandise doesn't give you the right say you were personally hurt or to file a lawsuit over the NCAA's disciplinary decisions. And when even the team you're fighting for doesn't want your help, it's probably time to take your ball and go home.