Dennis Delays Trial

Ronnie Cottrell and Ivy Williams' attorney Tommy Gallion requested a stay of the trial of their $60 million dollar lawsuit against the NCAA et al set to begin Monday from the Supreme Court of Alabama which was denied, but what he got was a one-day stay from the supreme authority of Mother Nature.

The news came across via WVUA7-TV on Sunday evening.

Due to the approach of Hurricane (later tropical storm) Dennis, Tuscaloosa Circuit Court (where the case will be held) jurors were told they did not have to report to court Monday morning.

It should only be a brief delay. Jurors were told to report on Tuesday morning.

Dennis will give Gallion and company an extra day to prepare a Writ of Mandamus to file to the Alabama Supreme Court in Montgomery that would argue a lack of judicial discression in Tuscaloosa that threw out the guts of Gallion's case.

Alabama's cheerleading and baseball camps have also been postponed until Tuesday due to the weather.

No one wished for Dennis' presence in Alabama, and news of this sort should give pause to realize that there are many things of more importance than sports, more than trials and more than sports trials.


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