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NCAA asks for new judge in Todd McNair lawsuit

NCAA asks for new judge in Todd McNair lawsuit

The NCAA has renewed its effort to remove the Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who is overseeing former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair’s defamation lawsuit against the organization, citing news stories and message-board postings about the case.

In the motion filed earlier this week, the NCAA said the “public perceives potential judicial bias” because Judge Frederick Shaller graduated from USC.

“While it is unlikely the NCAA can ever receive a fair trial -- just miles from USC where students and alumni publish vitriolic, hateful messages about the NCAA with each case development -- the court should guard against any public perception...

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