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UT’s Legal Fees Top $300,000 In NCAA Case

Crime doesn’t pay.

Unless, of course, you’re a lawyer.  In that case, someone else’s crime most certainly does pay.  Take the law team of Bond, Schoeneck and King for example.  That firm has been paid $317,178 and six cents to defend and advise the University of Tennessee during its recent NCAA investigation.

While that amount of cash might sound like a lot, it’s actually par for the course when it comes to defending a school from NCAA allegations.  In fact, Michigan recently spend more than $600,000 and Ohio State more than $800,000 in legal fees, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel.

Reminds me of an old joke…

A man walks into a lawyer’s office and asks the attorney how much he usually charges for legal consultation. 

The lawyer says, “I charge $1000 to answer three questions.”

“Don’t you think that’s a lot of money just to answer three questions?”

“Yes, I do,” says the lawyer.  “Now what’s your third question?”



I thought it was interesting. Thanks for sharing. And the joke was nice too.


did you post this story just to tell that joke?



No, when it's reported that an SEC school has paid $300,000 in legal fees, we view that as something our readers would be interested in knowing.


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