Law to allow Oklahoma universities to sue sports boosters
April 26, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a Senate bill that will allow universities to sue sports boosters and agents who violate regulations.
The bill signed Thursday allows a lawsuit against third parties who trigger penalties and economic losses against universities for breaking a governing body's rules. It will take effect in November.
Schools have lost revenue from sanctions that have prevented playoff appearances and other missed games, The Oklahoman reported (http://bit.ly/2oIknTv ).
Richard Knapp, executive director of the University of Oklahoma's Touchdown Club,...