If you have been following this site for over a year, then you have heard me talk about the Andrew Oliver case at least a few times. The main issue in the case is whether or not drafted players could use legal counsel to help them negotiate a contract. The NCAA has been very strict that these advisers violate the amateurism rule if they are paid like they were in the Oliver case. This is very interesting as MLB teams have lawyers helping negotiate contracts but the drafted player can’t? Don’t you think something is wrong there?
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The NCAA is currently looking into cracking down on the Advisers/Agents in the MLB Draft negotiations. The reason for this comes from the Andrew Oliver case where he was deemed ineligible because he had an advisor (agent) representing him out of high school during his negotiations. MLB is also not happy with the current situation with how drafted players are receiving outrageous money from some of the large market clubs.
The Georgetown Athletic Department was placed on three years probation after an internal investigation discovered irregularities within the baseball program. The investigation focused on how 26 Georgetown student-athletes were members of a Work-Study program from the 2000-2001 to the 2006-2007 school years. Each of the student-athletes played for the baseball program while also working for the team doing various tasks, from laundry to trash pick-up or field preparations. The players were told by an assistant coach to fill out their time cards for blocks of time instead of the actual hours they worked. Of course, some of the time which the players were compensated for was never actually worked.
Oklahoma State is facing a meeting with the NCAA over a major rules violation a former player receiving a gift from an out of state congregation. The former player was not included in the documents but a hearing is scheduled on August 7th and 8th.
An OSU spokesman explained that the former player was on an out-of-state summer baseball roster in 2007, and during that summer attended a church. The player did not own a vehicle and had money problems, the spokesman said.
As anyone knows that has dealt with the NCAA, they do not look past these things that often so expect the Cowboys to face some sort of sanctions in the coming months.
You can check out the full article by the Tulsa World by clicking here.
Keith Law of ESPN has an excellent article about the NCAA not following a court order that came in the Andrew Oliver case a few weeks ago. The court ruled back in February that agents could represent student-athletes during negotiations with MLB clubs. Read the rest of this entry »
The Andrew Oliver case against the NCAA finished yesterday January 13th according to court records obtained by The College Baseball Blog. The judge ended up taking the case under advisement and ordered both parties to file findings of fact and conclusions of law by January 23rd. After that, he will deliberate the case and issue an opinion in a week or two. We should see a decision at the end of January or at the beginning of February. Read the rest of this entry »
My good buddy Darren Heitner who is the founder of SportsAgentBlog.com continues his extensive coverage of the Andrew Oliver situation. Heitner is currently in law school and his information on the Oliver situation is always from the legal perspective. He is of the belief that Oliver should be able to play in the 2009 season based on the information that he has received which includes legal documents in the case. Read the rest of this entry »
The New York Times has put out an article today about the Andrew Oliver situation which ended up getting him suspended before the NCAA Tournament. He ended up getting suspended for his relationship with an agent after being drafted out of high school.
Oliver has now filed a lawsuit against the NCAA for not giving him due process in the situation. The New York Times article states the following about the lawsuit: Read the rest of this entry »
Darren Heitner of Sports Agent Blog continues his great work on the Andrew Oliver situation that exploded over the weekend. He ended up getting a ton of information forwarded to him from many different sources to get down to exactly what happened which saw Oliver end up suspended from the Oklahoma State team indefinitely. I will let you read the article for the full details which is available here.
Our buddies over at The Pitchfork Nation told us about a great article on ESPN.com looking into the allegations with the Arizona State Sun Devil baseball program. It seems that a large rift is developing in the ASU program as many of the boosters are supporting head coach Pat Murphy while other people in the Arizona State community are calling his accuser Mikel Moreno a true Sun Devil by bringing these possible allegations to the public. The full article from ESPN is available here.
The Arizona State Sun Devils recently had to suspend Jason Jarvis for some academic issues from this fall semester. Somehow the Sun Devils were able to get him eligible for last weekend’s tournament hosted by Arizona State where he made a pinch hitting appearance. The East Valley Tribune reported on Tuesday that former player and graduate manager Mikel Moreno was approached by Arizona State compliance officer Bill Kennedy about improper benefits going on in the program. Read the rest of this entry »
According to an AP Report, FSU has put themselves on a self-imposed two years of Probation due to the Academic scandal which rocked the school this winter. This covers all FSU sports including their strong baseball program. We will see how this impacts the Seminole program. The full article is available here.