Cobb's libel victory overturned
CINCINNATI -- A federal appeals court threw out a jury decision that gave former boxer Randall "Tex" Cobb a $10.7 million libel award against Sports Illustrated and its owner, Time Inc.
Cobb argued that Sports Illustrated and Time libeled him by publishing a story in the magazine's Oct. 4, 1993, edition reporting he knowingly participated in a fixed match that opposing boxer Paul "Sonny" Barch had pre-arranged to lose.
The magazine's article also reported that Cobb used cocaine with
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