The Todd McNair case is finally over. The jury sided with the NCAA today, as it voted 9-3 that the NCAA did not make false statements against McNair.
This is going to be a shocking verdict to USC fans and you will see incredible outrage from the USC Internet media crowd, who have been foaming at the mouth over the McNair case for years.
They incorrectly made McNair the face of their anger toward the NCAA.
I have always said the NCAA was unjust with its draconian sanctions. But that is a different matter.
Instead of focusing on the innocent players who were not allowed to go to bowl games or not given a scholarship because of the 30-scholarship reduction, they made McNair their cause.
If a jury voted 9-3 on a key aspect of the case, that means it saw things quite differently.
“I’d like to thank the Trojan fans for all of the support the last 7 years,” McNair said. “It means a lot.”
One other thing: If you followed media accounts of the trial, you would hear what a great job McNair’s attorney, Bruce Broillet, did at the trial.
But it appears he made a critical mistake when he dropped negligence and breach of contract counts against the NCAA before closing arguments. The head juror said he believed McNair would have won on those counts.