The University of Oregon, head basketball coach Dana Altman, and four members of his staff have been sued by a former Ducks recruit.
Crisshawn Clark, then a recruit from California’s Canada College, was on campus as a junior college recruit on the weekend of October 16, 2015.
During that trip, he worked out for Altman and his staff, and wound up tearing his ACL.
Oregon treated him for the injury, which is evidently a low-level NCAA violation that was self-reported, and paid for his medical expenses. Now, Clark is suing the school. From the Daily Emerald:
Clark is not seeking money for medical expenses – the lawsuit states that his medical expenses were paid by or on behalf of UO.
The lawsuit alleges that Oregon violated an NCAA rule which prohibits on-campus evaluations of prospective student athletes who are currently playing for a junior college. UO self-reported the violation in October 2015, according to athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton. The NCAA classified it as a level 3 (least severe) violation and closed the matter.
Clark went on to sign with Pittsburgh, and was a member of the Panthers during the year that he recovered from the injury, and has since transferred to the University of Portland.
He is representing himself in the case, and is “seeking compensation for pain and suffering along with damages for the loss of future income,” which he estimates as over $100,000, according to the report.