NCAA Can't Sack Ex-USC Coach's Defamation Suit

By Bonnie Eslinger (September 8, 2015, 10:27 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court indicated Tuesday that a former University of Southern California football coach sanctioned for his part in the Reggie Bush scandal can proceed with his defamation suit against the NCAA, saying a trial court correctly rejected the organization's anti-SLAPP motion.

Although the three-judge appellate panel took arguments under submission, their tentative ruling supported a 2012 lower court decision against the National Collegiate Athletic Association's motion to dismiss former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair's lawsuit.

If the tentative ruling stands final, the ruling will open the gate for the complaint, which was filed in 2011 and alleges the...

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