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Justin P. Sievert Quoted in Lafayette Journal and Courier Regarding Purdue QB Robert Marve and the Possibility of Limited Immunity in the University of Miami Enforcement Case

Justin P. Sievert, of-counsel to the Michael L. Buckner Law Firm, was quoted in an August 23, 2011, article in the Lafayette Journal and Courier regarding the possibility of limited immunity being provided to Purdue quarterback Robert Marve in exchange for information regarding the University of Miami enforcement case. Marve was implicated in a Yahoo! Sports report detailing University of Miami (FL) booster Nevin Shapiro, who claims to have provided thousands of impermissible benefits to at least 72 athletes from 2002 through 2010. Marve was Miami’s starting quarterback during the 2008-2009 season and transferred to Purdue in 2009. The article included the following quote when discussing Purdue’s role in this process:

“Justin P. Sievert, a college sports attorney for the Florida-based Michael Buckner Law Firm, said Tuesday that limited immunity is a powerful tool at the NCAA’s disposal. If the NCAA has granted limited immunity, Sievert said Purdue’s role is minimal. ‘Purdue has nothing to offer other than making sure Marve understands that he needs to cooperate and he can’t mislead the NCAA,’ said Sievert, whose law firm assists schools and coaches in NCAA infraction cases. ‘It’s not something to be taken lightly.'”

For further information on limited immunity, please visit the following recent Michael L. Buckner Law firm articles:

NCAA Uses Little-Used “Tool” in the University of Miami Investigation: The History of Limited Immunity by Michael L. Buckner

NCAA Investigation of Miami: What is Limited Immunity? by Justin P. Sievert


About Justin P. Sievert, Esquire

Bar Admissions (North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee) Practice Area (College Sports Law)


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