TDB Poll – McNair vs NCAA

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May 15th, the jury did ask to review the testimony of Todd McNair. Voting is closed on this item. 

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It is all dependent on who the jurors are. Having no knowledge of the background of individual jurors it would be foolhardy to speculate. Strong leader(s)? Linear thinkers? Cold? Rational? Emotional? Believers in UFOs and Bigfoot? Readers of National Enquirer? Skeptics? What are the internal biases of each? Who are they?

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Whoever they are, they are debating it out right now. Nine women, three men who have the opportunity to teach the NCAA a lesson like they’ve never received before. I don’t believe many of them had the faintest idea of who the NCAA or Todd McNair was before this trial, so they didn’t come in front-loaded from that vantage. I’ll be glad when the verdict is finally in. For me, it will mark the end of the most difficult, burdensome time in the history of USC athletics. I may be exaggerating, but I can’t think of any more distressingly long… Read more »

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I didn’t hear the female heavy proportion of the jury until now. With the fair sex’s sense of fair play, that has to work in McNair’s favor, right?

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That’s what I would think, at least in general terms. The entire context of jury compilation is a fascinating subject and Clarence Darrow, the famous “sophisticated country lawyer” who handled the Scopes Trial defense in the ’20s, always maintained that cases are won and lost in jury selection.

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No votes for me. I’ve been getting all my info from this blog lol

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McNair will win. Unanimous verdict. 2 days. No evidentiary review — jury has seen and heard enough of this case, unless they request elaboration on “malice” definition and requirements. Was McNair deemed a “public figure?’ Not sure. Case will not be settled. McNair’s attorney’s want too much now, after seven years and all the NCAA’s delay tactics and flippant, total failure to acknowledge responsibility. But if I were the NCAA’s lawyers I would offer $15-20 million to avoid risk of monster Erin Andrews/Hulk Hogan-type verdict. I believe the jury will award McNair approx $20 mil to compensate him and also… Read more »

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From your lips to God’s ear.

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Interesting question. I would think if I had a good closing statement I would want the jury to go deliberate immediately.

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I’m wondering what the attorneys here think regarding the closing arguments being on Friday and deliberations not starting till Monday. Does the cooling off period favor the defendant or McNair. I think if I’d had a choice, I’d want to give closing arguments and have the jury go into deliberations immediately while I have them in a more emotional state. Does it matter?

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My understanding is jury was allowed only to watch Marx Bros and 3 Stooges court room scenes over the weekend. I know Knuckle head was heard often when referring to lawyers for ncaa.

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Haha!

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I was thinking the same thing. So…great question.