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Lawyer advocated for Oregon back

Updated: October 2, 2009, 9:52 PM ET
By Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN

Within days of Oregon announcing that LeGarrette Blount was suspended for the season last month, the senior running back's parents and a lawyer representing Blount spoke with Ducks athletic director Mike Bellotti to discuss possible reinstatement.

The call came about after Blount had enlisted the help of the NCAA Alumni Association, a newly formed nonprofit designed to advocate for student-athletes. The president of that organization, Chris Horn, told ESPN that his group receives ...

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