Former Chiefs RB Sues NCAA For Libel

If you were looking for a connection between the Kansas City Chiefs and the NCAA’s Reggie Bush investigation, here it is.  Former Kansas City Chiefs running back and USC assistant coach has filed suit accusing the NCAA of libel, slander and misconduct.

McNair was punished for what the NCAA claimed was his role in the scandal surrounding the Heisman Trophy-winning tailback.  The NCAA claimed he knew about some of the gifts lavished on Bush’s family by two aspiring sports marketers hoping to land Bush as a client.

McNair’s lawsuit claims the NCAA’s investigation was one-sided and that he wasn’t allowed to cross-examine witnesses.  It asks the judge to strike down the NCAA rules that the organization used in ruling against McNair.

The lawsuit also claims that McNair’s future economic opportunities were interfered with and that his career as a college football coach was damaged.

In case you don’t remember McNair, he spent six years total with the Chiefs (89-93, 96) and retired as the franchise’s No. 10 all-time receiver with 186 receptions for 1856 yards.

His issues with the NCAA aren’t the first time that McNair has been involved in legal drama.  He was convicted twice in the 1990s for mistreating dogs.

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