The immediate future of former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo’s lawsuit against the NCAA and the University is unclear, as the defendants have until July 31 to respond to his complaints.
On July 13, Durham Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson denied McAdoo’s request for preliminary injunction, which would have allowed him to rejoin the UNC football team immediately.
McAdoo is suing the NCAA and the University to regain his football eligibility, after he was declared permanently ineligible last fall.
“We felt like (the injunction) was the most realistic hope we had of Mr. McAdoo rejoining the team this fall,” said Noah Huffstetler, McAdoo’s lawyer.
“The first thing I think we need to do before we decide what our strategy will be is to see precisely what the defendants will say when they respond to our complaint, and which of the allegations we made, if any, they’re going to really contradict,” he said.