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Jury awards $5 million in Alabama booster lawsuit

Updated: November 29, 2007, 5:54 PM ET
Associated Press

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. -- A jury awarded $5 million Thursday to a former University of Alabama football booster who claimed the NCAA defamed him when it imposed penalties on the Crimson Tide in 2002.

The state court jury awarded Ray Keller $3 million in punitive damages, $1 million for mental anguish, $500,000 for economic loss and $500,000 for damage to reputation.

Keller, a timber dealer and fan the university severed ties with because of the probe, argued that the NCAA slandered ...

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