Suspended Oklahoma State pitcher Andrew Oliver has settled his case against his former advisors. Oliver was suing both his former advisors and the NCAA.
The settlement is confidential and, according to Oliver’s attorney, the case will be dismissed in the near future in federal court. As for the NCAA, the previous trial date of Dec. 8 has been replaced with a court-sanctioned mediation on that date in Ohio. If that mediation is unsuccessful, the trial is scheduled for Jan. 5, 2009. The case has been put under a gag order, and most of the evidence in the case has been sealed. According to court documents, the NCAA has agreed to expedite Oliver’s reinstatement process to be concluded by Dec. 1, so long as there isn’t any outside interference. Oliver was suspended by the NCAA just hours before he was scheduled to pitch in the postseason last spring. The suspension was alleged violations regarding illegal use of an agent/advisor (the Barattas) when Oliver was in high school.
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