Alabama’s Textbook Case Now at 6 Figures
By Michael Casagrande
The Decatur Daily
The price tag for Alabama’s defense in the NCAA textbook scandal has risen well into the
According to information obtained by The Daily through a public records
request, the school has paid more than $175,000 so far on legal costs and
The matter, handled by the school’s general counsel and attorney Mike
Glazier of the firm Bond, Schoeneck & King, racked bills of $170,228.77.
Attorney fees cost $149,252.50 while other expenses totaled $20,976.27.
The additional $5,221.04 was spent on miscellaneous expenses, according
to the information provided by the university.
All expenses, which total $175,449.81 to date, were paid by of the
athletics department with no state money involved.
Glazier, based out of Overland Park, Kan., specializes in NCAA infractions issues. According to the
Bond, Schoeneck & King Web site, Glazier worked at the NCAA for seven years dealing with infractions,
compliance and legislative matters.
His firm was initially hired by the university to conduct an internal
investigation into the student-athlete textbook distribution system just days
after the discovery of inaccuracies in October 2007.
The case has not been resolved, as the school has appealed the NCAA’s punishment handed down in June.
Alabama wants 21 vacated football wins restored and has filed numerous documents
in the long appeals process.
The school initially denied The Daily’s July 9 public records request for
documentation pertaining to the legal costs in the matter.
Multiple requests that followed were ignored before Assistant Vice
President for University Relations Deborah Lane provided the requested records