Mars came to prominence by filing lawsuits against the NCAA on behalf of coaches and players by Tom Fornelli & Dennis Dodd Jul 19, 2019 at 1:05 pm ET • 2 min read You know what they say: If you keep beating ’em, join ’em. Attorney Tom Mars is joining the NCAA’s Complex Case Unit, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. Yahoo Sports first reported Mars’ move. Mars is a name that has become familiar to people who follow college sports closely. He first appeared on the scene in 2017 when he sued Ole Miss on behalf of former coach Houston Nutt, alleging a breach of contract. It was that lawsuit that unearthed actions by Hugh Freeze, who was Ole Miss’ coach at the time and led to his resignation. Since then, Mars had become an advocate for players hoping to transfer.According to Dodd, Mars will not be as an investigator, per se. Sources with knowledge of the situation tell CBS Sports that Mars will be an “independent external advocate” for the Complex Case Unit. An independent enforcement advocate is the lead lawyer assigned to oversee a case and decide whether further investigation is needed. That advocate will present the Complex Case… Read full this story
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