Bucs RB Coach Gets New Trial in Defamation Suit Against NCAA

Feb. 9, 2021, 2:42 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running backs coach Todd McNair will get a new trial in his defamation suit alleging that the National Collegiate Athletic Association made false statements about him in connection with allegedly unethical behavior by former NFL running back Reggie Bush, according to a California appeals court ruling.

The NCAA, in an investigation into conduct in the University of Southern California’s athletics program, found that McNair knew that then-student athlete Bush was accepting benefits from a sports marketing agency in violation of the organization’s ethics rules.

McNair then misled investigators about his knowledge of the arrangement, the NCAA said. ...

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