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By Andrea Cohen Modified: February 12, 2010 at 12:09 pm •  Published: April 8, 2008

Eddie Sutton is free to express his opinion
Sean Sutton's father, Eddie, is not considered an immediate family member. Monday, Eddie told the Austin American Statesman newspaper that he is considering having his name removed from the court in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

"(Sean) certainly was instrumental in the success we had, as a player and to assist me all those years,” Eddie Sutton told the paper. "That was the only thing that disappointed me. He won 39 games in two years.”

Sutton declined to tell the Statesman whether he believed his son received a raw deal, but he said Sean's doing fine.

"He's a tough kid and he's a very, very good basketball coach,” Sutton said. "He'll get back in the game.”

The settlement between OSU and Sean Sutton is contingent on approval by the Board of Regents, which next meets April 18.