Lawyers representing the NCAA have filed a brief supporting the dismissal of a lawsuit that Ravens linebacker Michael McAdoo filed after the NCAA declared him ineligible for academic fraud and impermissible benefits while he was at the University of North Carolina. This, according to a report from The Charlotte Observer.
After he was suspended indefinitely, McAdoo sued the NCAA, the university and UNC chancellor Holden Thorp in July 2011. The lawsuit was dismissed in November, but McAdoo appealed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. McAdoo initially sought the restoration of his eligibility along with some monetary damages.
According to The Observer, the NCAA's lawyers argued in the brief that McAdoo's claims to be compensated financially are moot because McAdoo signed with the Ravens and is now in his second season with the team.
The Ravens signed McAdoo last August after he was not selected in the supplemental draft. He made the 53-man roster out of training camp.
McAdoo suffered a season-ending tear of his Achilles tendon during the last week of voluntary organized team activities in May. He was placed on the injured reserve. He also spent the majority of 2011 on injured reserve.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun