TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona senior linebacker Jake Fischer and senior kicker Jake Smith were two of the six current athletes named plaintiffs Thursday in the ongoing high-profile lawsuit against the NCAA.
Both are late additions to the lawsuit after a judge recently questioned why no current athletes were involved as plaintiffs.
Fischer, a former Tucson Ironwood Ridge High standout, is one of the higher-profile players added. He had a team-leading 119 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and three pass breakups last season while starting all 13 games at inside linebacker. The other players added to the lawsuit were Vanderbilt linebacker Chase Garnham, Clemson cornerback Darius Robinson and Minnesota tight end Moses Alipate and receiver Victor Keise. All six are seniors.
"These athletes are incredibly brave," Michael Hausfeld, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs, said in a statement. "They are well aware of the risks of standing up to the NCAA, and yet they felt that ...