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As UD never tires of telling you…

… you’ve always got to include estimated annual legal fees whenever someone tells you how profitable big-time university athletics are. Boosters routinely forget to add to their excited financial calculations that, since almost everyone cheats, and since the cheating is often discovered, high-priced attorneys come with the territory. (The other reason attorneys are an inescapable sports budget item: Buyouts of various coaching contracts when teams don’t win games.)

Take the University of Oregon. Due to some typical recruiting fuckup, UO has just hired a bunch of lawyers. Hourly rates for each of these people range from $330 all the way down to $205.

UO students and parent must be pleased to know that their student fees are being used to bail out cheaters.

Presumably they feel it’s a small price to pay for that heady feeling of winning an occasional game.

Margaret Soltan, July 7, 2011 4:19AM
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3 Responses to “As UD never tires of telling you…”

  1. Mr Punch Says:

    Legal representation comes cheap in Oregon, apparently.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    I know. I didn’t feel like piling on, but by prevailing standards, these hourly rates are actually a bargain.

  3. uo matters Says:

    Hey – they are the top firm in the field of covering up NCAA violations. Michael Glazier was the NCAA investigator until he went private so he could sell his influence with his friends who are still there.

    Our administration spares no expense when it comes to using the university’s money to cover the athletic department’s ass.

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