Judge throws out $5M verdict, grants NCAA request for new trial
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A judge threw out the $5 million verdict an Alabama football fan won in his lawsuit accusing the NCAA of slander, ruling in a decision made public Wednesday that jurors were swayed by prejudice.
Circuit Judge William Gordon granted the NCAA's request for a new trial in a lawsuit filed by timber dealer Ray Keller. He did not set a date.
Keller claimed the NCAA slandered and libeled him when it announced penalties against Alabama in 2002 by referring to him and others ...
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