Personal Foul: Coach Joe Moore vs. the University of Notre Dame

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It was bad enough when popular offensive line coach Joe Moore sued the University of Notre Dame for age discrimination—but matters got much worse when the lawsuit uncovered disquieting evidence of unethical and inappropriate conduct in a football program widely regarded as a model of probity. This is the dramatic story of that explosive lawsuit, which tarnished Notre Dame's burnished football image: the winner of eleven national titles; the home of legends Knute Rockne, the Gipper and the Four Horsemen; the ...
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Personal Foul: Coach Joe Moore vs. The University of Notre Dame

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It was bad enough when popular offensive line coach Joe Moore sued the University of Notre Dame for age discrimination—but matters got much worse when the lawsuit uncovered disquieting evidence of unethical and inappropriate conduct in a football program widely regarded as a model of probity. This is the dramatic story of that explosive lawsuit, which tarnished Notre Dame's burnished football image: the winner of eleven national titles; the home of legends Knute Rockne, the Gipper and the Four Horsemen; the subject of innumerable books and films—Notre Dame football has been idealized as everything that is good and right about American sports competition and, indeed, about America itself. This riveting story begins in November 1996, when Bob Davie is hired as head coach to replace the beloved Lou Holtz. In one of his first-and most fateful-executive decisions, Davie fires 64 year old Joe Moore because—as Davie puts it—he needs someone younger for the job. Attorney Rick Lieberman takes on Joe Moore's case and in this absorbing book he describes the trial and the enormous tensions to which litigants like Joe Moore are subject. This is a David and Goliath story in which the Notre Dame attorneys attempt to destroy Joe Moore's reputation as both a coach and a man. In the process, Davie's own background comes under close scrutiny as a reporter's investigation reveals some damning evidence. And as the trial proceeds, Notre Dame's football program is shown to be rife with legal improprieties and inappropriate behavior involving both coaches and administrators. Anyone interested in sports, in the law, in stories of blatant injustice—and in Notre Dame—will find Personal Foul a fascinating, revealing and memorable read.
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"Lieberman reveals a storied football program rife with ethical problems in the hiring of its coaches and the treatment of some of the players themselves." — Library Journal

"A testament to the seedy side of big-money college sports." — Booklist

"... intriguing for its close look at the suit and at Lieberman's own legal stratagems." — Publishers Weekly

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  • ISBN-13: 9780897334891
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

I. December 1996: South Bend and Chicago 9
II. 1983-84: Tulane 55
III. January-February 1997: Preparing the Lawsuit 67
IV. Pretrial Litigation 93
V. Trial: Lafayette, Indiana 167
Afterword 245
Sources & Acknowledgments 251
Index 253
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2001

    Another Peek Under the 'Tarnished Dome'

    'Personal Foul' is a surprisingly candid, in-your-face expose of Notre Dame football under embattled head coach Bob Davie. This is no run-of-the-mill Golden Dome football story, and its believability is no accident. In his first book, Chicago attorney Richard Lierberman renders a highly credible glimpse of the enigmatic Davie and the Notre Dame football program. 'Personal Foul' takes its most compelling reveleations from direct testimony given in the Federal age discriminatin case filed by former ND offensive line coach Joe Moore. The author was Moore's attorney, and the revealing insights about South Bend's innner sanctum are backed by sworn, often surprising testimony. Lieberman's story packs a punch as it recounts how Moore fought both the image and power of Notre Dame, and how the federal court slugfest turned into a war of character assassination including charges that Moore had become an irrational coach who physically abused his players. Moore countered with Davie's criminal indictment tied to a phony recruiting expense scheme from his early coaching years at Arizona. Featuring tales of star players and ND administrators, 'Personal Foul' exposes a sexual escapade between cheerleaders, focuses on the anger of Rick Kaczanski who was disgusted with his own deposition, and paints Davie as a plebian coach with movie star looks and a shallow agenda. The book does not exhibit the polish of seasoned lawyer-authors, like Vince Bugliosi for example ('Helter Skelter'), but it is a very good first effort. The tale is not really a high stakes legal thriller, but it works very well as an effective expose, which is where the author hits his stride: the story pickes up steam, the writing becomes more fluid, and the pages seem to turn quickly as the reader is allowed a peek under the Notre Dame mystique.

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