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Husker Football Families Threaten Big Ten With Lawsuit

Aug 21, 2020

Credit USA Today

The families of eleven University of Nebraska football players are requesting documents from the Big Ten related to the decision to postpone the fall football season. The Husker families, including former NFL player Ed McCaffrey, are asking for transcripts, recordings, and the results of the vote to move the season to the spring. They say they will have no choice but to file a lawsuit if the documents are not delivered.

UPDATE, 8/28: Eight University of Nebraska football players are suing the Big Ten over the conference's decision to cancel the 2020 football season. The lawsuit claims the Big Ten's messaging about the cancellation has "not been consistent," and looks to declare the decision invalid. The suit wants the conference to prove there was a vote to cancel the season, and hopes to reveal how each university voted. The Big Ten has until Monday at five p.m. to respond.