Wonder what would happen if Texas High Schools started failing players who committed to LSU....
This would never happen, but the "lawmakers" in TX do have a tool in their quiver should they ever choose to use it. I've only taken a few law classes, but this came up during the Manziel autograph scandal (http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/9571388/law-says-texas-sue-autograph-brokers-johnny-manziel-found-violation). I attach the link here (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CP/htm/CP.131.htm).
I believe the school could sue for percieved damages to a regional collegiate athletic association or institution may include lost television revenue
s and lost ticket sales of regular season and post-season athletic
events. An enterprising lawyer could probably utilize this to sue Ole Miss after they got the commitment of Gregg Little after being committed to A&M, should the NCAA rule against them with evidence that they paid Little.
There is also a law in TX against unethical agents that was passed after the Sips were getting too many of their basketball players poached by unethical NBA scouts and got upset ( Texas law would send unethical agents to jail
This post was edited on 12/27 at 5:20 pm