As the University of Oregon's legal bills related to a pending NCAA investigation mount, Rep. Brent Barton (D-Oregon City) introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at making coaches think harder about their conduct.
Here's the legislative summary of Legislative Concept 3954:
Provides that coach at public university who intentionally or recklessly commits or causes to be committed major violation of rules of National Collegiate Athletic Association is liable for universityâs actual damages and attorney fees. Applies to major violations committed before, on or after effective date. Declares emergency, effective on passage.