Clemson joins FSU in suing the ACC.

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  1. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    They are separate suits but the end game is the same, get out of the ACC.

    Clemson has filed a lawsuit against the ACC in an attempt to break the league's Grant of Rights agreement. The suit, which was filed in Pickens County (South Carolina) court, is the second such lawsuit against the ACC, joining Florida State's previous legal action taken against the conference.

    The school asserts that the ACC's exorbitant exit fee and control of media rights after leaving the conference is ultimately unenforceable and prevents Clemson from doing what is right for its institution. The lawsuit frames the ACC's exit fee as penalties and damages, which ultimately are excessive for the amount of damage caused to the ACC by Clemson leaving the conference. Additionally, it claims that Clemson's agreement with the ACC only signs over television rights as long as Clemson remains a member of the league.

    Clemson joins Florida State looking to exit ACC as latest school to file lawsuit over Grant of Rights
     
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    So will they join the NFC North, or South? :rolleyes:
     
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    So what they're saying is that they were stupid in agreeing to the exit rules. I'm sure that they were represented by attorneys. Wonder where they went to school.
     
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  4. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    My memory says that these exit rules were a response to Maryland leaving and not with much of a penalty. They wanted to make sure that no ACC team could again leave without a severe penalty. Careful what you wish for comes to mind.