More McNair Craziness, Plus Updates!

According to Internet reports, a woman alternate juror has been chosen to replace the Vietnamese female who was dismissed earlier today. No other info is available about this new juror at this time.

Update: When juror #3 returned to deliberate per the judge’s mandate, the jury foreman then informed Judge Shaller that the jury remains deadlocked.

Update: Presiding McNair vs NCAA Judge Frederick C. Shaller decided after interviewing the female juror in question (#3) that she should not be dismissed.

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Jury is being dismissed at noon today; this was a previously scheduled break for a juror with an appointment that could not be rescheduled.

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OK you experienced lawyers — given how this ended yesterday, given that we have a new juror and given it’s the day before a weekend begins — will the pressure on the remaining 3 jurors be enough to end this thing today — SO THEY CAN GO HOME. McNair only needs one to switch his/her vote in his favor. beg

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Whew! That was close and McNair isn’t out of the woods yet. But he’s at least still got a shot without starting this whole dog-and-pony show all over again.

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I had another thought. Why is everyone presuming the 8-4 deadlock is in favor of McNair? With 4 “nay” votes this looks like a case that could go either way. And since they have not come to a majority that means they have not even opened the discussion of money damages, if indeed the majority is favoring McNair. This could be a long drawn-out affair. Can you imagine the 11 jurors having to bring up to speed the new juror? I would be beside myself. And if one of the 4 recants, and it is indeed a 9-3 victory for… Read more »

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Juror #3, a female, was replaced by the first alternate juror, who also happens to be female.

Let’s hope she likes college sports.

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Wow, reminds me of the New Jersey Senator Menendez corruption trial. At the end of testimony one juror asked, What is a Senator?! That ended in a mistrial I believe.

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No alternate juror or jurors as insurance against a “lost juror” in a case this high profile and with such high stakes? Say it ain’t so.

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Wow. What a joke.

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Oh brother. Wouldn’t you think in a trial that has probably cost McNair’s attorney team 1000s of hours of preparation time, that on voir dire they might have gotten it right that everybody understands English well because it is a 3-week trial and there will be a lot of talking and a lot of documents placed into evidence. This reminds me of the lawsuit between the NFL and I think it was called the World Football League, or something like that, and World sued and beat the NFL in court. Problem was that the jury did not understand damages awards,… Read more »

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Isn’t there a limit on the number of prospective jurors that each side can reject?

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Yes, John, 6 for each side + any for cause (i.e. prejudice etc)

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When juror number 3 was dismissed, is the juror replaced by the next juror up (in numerical order)?

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You’re thinking of the USFL (United States Football League):
“…the USFL filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the National Football League in 1986, and a jury ruled that the NFL had violated anti-monopoly laws. However, in a victory in name only, the USFL was awarded a judgment of just $1, which under anti-trust laws, was tripled to $3.”