One Last Thought

I’ve got one thing to state that people seem to be ignoring:

This lawsuit is not being brought by the University of Alabama, nor is it being brought by the fan base. In fact, Fulmer isn’t even a party to the case. This is Wendell whats-his-face from Chattanooga, TN suing the NCAA over his actions involved with a former Tennessee player. Sure, it stems from the Alabama probation saga, but that is really the only tie to The University of Alabama.

Does this law firm look foolish? Of course they do. How can a legitimate organization not try to contact somebody by phone or going through a local judge before even considering this kind of action? I don’t know, but I don’t think legitimate works in this case.

And I will say this: if Fulmer didn’t want to be involved in any messes, he should’ve followed the rules himself in turning us in, or at least be forthright like Spurrier (who wrote a letter describing it and signing his name).

One Response to “One Last Thought”

  1. Pete Holiday Says:

    How can a legitimate organization not try to contact somebody by phone or going through a local judge before even considering this kind of action?

    Process servers don’t work like that. You can’t serve someone by phone, and you can’t serve them out of state. The idea is that the State of Alabama has no power within the State of Tennessee to compel its Tennesseans to appear before courts in Alabama. By traveling to the state, however, Fulmer availed himself of Alabama’s laws and, therefore, Alabama’s power to subpoena him.

    Further, Fulmer has made it clear in the past (by skipping media days in 2004) that he’s won’t participate willingly, and if they had called him and said “Hey! We’re going to serve you papers at Media Days” there’s a good chance he’d either have done it by phone again, or would’ve made himself much harder to find.

    There’s no such thing as “fair play” when serving someone.


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