TAMPA, Fla. — Former USC running-backs coach Todd McNair, who spent the previous seven years combating the NCAA over the Reggie Bush scandal and misplaced, will return to teaching in 2019 because the running-backs coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a supply confirmed to ESPN on Friday.
McNair’s hiring was first reported by Pewter Report.
In a high-profile defamation lawsuit, McNair accused the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions of destroying his teaching profession when it discovered him responsible of unethical conduct when Bush accepted improper advantages at USC, the place McNair coached for six seasons and helped information Bush to a Heisman Trophy in 2005.
McNair has not coached on the faculty or NFL degree since 2010, however has been teaching highschool soccer in Solar Valley, California.
A four-year NCAA investigation concluded that McNair knew or ought to have recognized that Bush had accepted $280,000 value of improper advantages. McNair claimed he had no information of Bush or his household accepting these advantages.
McNair’s attorneys argued that the NCAA tried to make an instance out of him. He testified that after he misplaced his job at USC, his spouse, Lynette, took a job as a parking-lot attendant. He mentioned he was additionally pressured to use his retirement funds and had to reside off of meals stamps.
In Could, the jury dominated in favor of the NCAA. McNair’s attorneys filed a movement for a brand new trial in December, with a listening to scheduled for January.
This is not the primary time that new Bucs head coach Bruce Arians has employed a workers member who struggled to discover work after being subjected to harsh and controversial punishment from the NCAA. Arians provided an internship with the Arizona Cardinals in 2015 to David Kelly, a former Central Florida assistant who was pressured to resign from the college in 2011, even if the college appealed its sanctions and won. Kelly has since landed on his toes as Florida State’s wide-receivers coach/recruiting coordinator.
McNair performed for Arians at Temple and with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in 1989-1993, earlier than teaching with him on the Cleveland Browns workers from 2001 to 2003.