TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama has spent more
than $175,000 defending allegations that athletes in 16 sports
obtained textbooks they weren't entitled to under their
The Decatur Daily reported on the legal costs Thursday after
making a public records request. The paper said university records
it obtained show that attorneys fees for defending the allegations
totaled more than $149,000 and other legal costs brought the total
to nearly $175,500.
The legal expenses were paid by the athletics department, which
does not receive money from the state budgets.
Much of the legal work was handled by attorney Mike Glazier of
Overland Park, Kan.
The university is appealing a decision by the NCAA that vacated
21 football wins plus records by athletes in men's tennis and