A jury handed down a $5 million verdict against the NCAA. The jury found Ray Keller was injured by the NCAAâ€”Keller alleged defamation and invasion of privacy, and the jury found in his favor.
From the Birmingham News:
“This is a landmark case in many instances,” said Archie Lamb, Keller’s Birmingham-based attorney. “What the NCAA did to Ray Keller was wrong and they needed to be punished.”
The NCAA is expected to appeal.
Kellerâ€™s attorney appeared on the Paul Finebaum Radio Show Thursday afternoon a little over an hour following the verdict. The Lamb interview was interesting as it shed more light on the NCAAâ€™s attempt to smear Cecil Hurt, the Tuscaloosa News lead reporter covering Alabama football.
The details of Hurtâ€™s connection with Keller was reported in newspapers Thursday morning.
Lamb attacked the NCAA attorneyâ€™s for the despicable tactics against Hurtâ€”a person who was facing large medical bills in 2000 when the loan was cosigned by Keller.
Once Finebaumâ€™s website has the interview up, Iâ€™ll link it.