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).