Ex-NCAA Player's Public Beef With Atty Imperils $75M Deal

Law360, New York (June 16, 2015, 9:01 PM EDT) -- Former Eastern Illinois University football player Adrian Arrington's recent complaints that his previous attorney didn't get his support for a proposed $75 million settlement in litigation against the NCAA for concussion-related injuries is an unusually public dispute that could complicate the deal's approval, attorneys say.

Arrington, a lead plaintiff in the case who was among the first to file a concussion suit against the NCAA, issued a statement earlier this month saying he "never agreed" to the deal and indicating that he terminated his former attorney Joseph Siprut of Siprut PC. Siprut denounced Arrington's grievances in a filing soon after in...

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