McNair Jury Deadlocked

Per a tweet from USCFootball.com’s Keely Eure, “The jury just asked Judge (Frederick) Shaller, what do we do if we are deadlocked? The NCAA doesn’t have all of its lawyers present at the moment, so we are waiting to move forward.”

Keely Eure update: “The numerical split in the jury is 8-4 (unspecified leader!) Judge Shaller let them adjourn early for the day.”

Second Eure update: “The presiding juror asked Judge Shaller why there was only one claim presented to the jury when there were originally three in the opening statements. Judge Shaller didn’t want to answer in the moment. Both sides of attorneys are returning tomorrow to determine how to answer.”

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John Weld
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The lawsuit in this case was filed 7 years ago, next month. Speedy justice for Todd McNair. lol

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The jury’s new “deep dive” into the evidence to appreciate the “bigger picture” seems to me to favor McNair. They (in my view) were one vote away from a McNair verdict. The “deep dive” has to be into the documents, reports, committee testimony, etc. (what else would they look at?) I would have thought they already looked at that in reaching 8-4, but apparently they had not. They relied on their notes, and general impressions to get there. I’m a lawyer and I have served on three juries (once as foreperson). Different juries work in different ways. Some walk in… Read more »

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Thinking about this from a selfish perspective; a 9 – 3 verdict to McNair and an award of $5,000,000-$7,500,000.00 would be ideal for me. First, the NCAA loses, McNair wins and USC fans get a moral victory. Secondly, the award is low enough that it would not be in the interest of the NCAA to appeal it, which would effectively end this ugly chapter on USC football and thankfully I would never have to hear about it again.

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I wonder how much McNair’s legal services cost him. Gotta be millions.

Bobbo
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Didn’t Broillet ask for $27 million…not including punitive damages???? Didn’t I read that somewhere?

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8 to 4. This means reasonable minds can come to different conclusions. Apparently the NCAA put up a viable defense. McNair might not be totally convincing.

I believe the jury will get to a 9 to 3 outcome today, but if it favors McNair his payday will be compromised and be in the $5 to $10 million range.

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We should know tomorrow. Jury hangs and McNair starts all over again with a new jury and an altered game plan — or he skates by with a 9-3 verdict and maybe takes a hit on the money award due to a jury compromise of some sort. oops

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Well I imagine if it is 8-4 in favor of McNair the NCAA will offer a settlement and McNair will accept. If it is 8-4 in favor of NCAA they will probably get off.

Paul_Muad_dib
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Let me know if I’m wrong here, but 8-4 isn’t a deadlock right? Wouldn’t that be 6-6?

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I just checked, it looks like you need 9 jurors out of 12 to agree in a civil trial in California. Unbelievable if the NCAA gets away with this.

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I see…

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Just shows the state of the typical American mind and why we are losing the battle to remain free and powerful. Who hasn’t seen the man-on-the-street videos of Jay Leno, Mark Dice, Jesse Waters, et. al. Most people today don’t have the sense to come in out of the rain without being told.

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You know…morons.

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I must have watched that movie, quite literally, over 100 times while in college. Loved it. Especially THAT line. Thanks for the laugh.

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The first R rated movie I ever saw! We had “ON Subscription TV” in 1979 and I was able to convince a babysitter that my parents were ok with me watching it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t so easy the next month when Animal House was being aired

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HAHAHA. I remember “ON”, too. Remember they had the Jazzerize girls. For an adolescent male it was so hot. I just saw a tribute to the hotter of the two girls.

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Hard to comprehend this situation given all that we learned over the past 7 years. If this ends up in a no-verdict decision, I hate too even contemplate how self-righteous the NCAA leaders will become. evil