Judge in Ohio orders NCAA to prove it’s not in contempt over ruling on players’ legal advisers

Ohio judge wants NCAA to comply with ruling

SANDUSKY, Ohio — An Ohio judge says it appears that the NCAA isn’t complying with his ruling that struck down a bylaw that bars legal advisers hired by college baseball players from negotiating with big league clubs.

Erie County Judge Tygh Tone wants the NCAA to explain itself at a contempt of court hearing set for May 27.

The NCAA says it has not violated the judge’s order.

The case involves Oklahoma State pitcher Andrew Oliver, one of the nation’s top college pitchers.

Oliver was ruled ineligible by the NCAA last spring because it said that a lawyer he had hired listened in on contract negotiations after he was drafted out of high school by Minnesota in 2006.

The judge reinstated Oliver in February and struck down the NCAA rule.

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