O'Bannon, Jr. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association et al

Filing 237

Administrative Motion to File Under Seal Defendant NCAA's Deposition Designations filed by National Collegiate Athletic Association. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jeslyn A. Miller, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 NCAA's Deposition Designations, # 4 Exhibit A, # 5 Exhibit B, # 6 Exhibit C, # 7 Exhibit D, # 8 Exhibit E, # 9 Exhibit F, # 10 Exhibit G, # 11 Exhibit H, # 12 Exhibit I, # 13 Exhibit J, # 14 Exhibit K, # 15 Exhibit L, # 16 Exhibit M, # 17 Exhibit N, # 18 Exhibit O, # 19 Exhibit P, # 20 Exhibit Q, # 21 Exhibit R, # 22 Exhibit S, # 23 Exhibit T, # 24 Exhibit U, # 25 Exhibit V - REDACTED, # 26 Exhibit V - SEALED, # 27 Exhibit W, # 28 Exhibit X, # 29 Exhibit Y, # 30 Exhibit Z, # 31 Exhibit AA, # 32 Exhibit BB)(Miller, Jeslyn) (Filed on 6/23/2014) Modified on 6/24/2014 (kcS, COURT STAFF).

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EXHIBIT U IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 1 ·1· · · · · · · · UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT ·2· · · · · · · NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ·3· · · · · · · · · · · OAKLAND DIVISION ·4 ·5· ·IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE· ·No.· 4:09-CV-1967-CW ·6· ·NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING ·7· ·LITIGATION. ·8· · · · · · · · ·_____________________________ ·9 10· · · · · · · · ·VIDEOTAPED DEPOSITION OF 11· · · · · · · · · · ·DARIUS ROBINSON 12· · · · · ·MAY CONTAIN CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 13· · · · · · · · ·Monday, November 11, 2013 14 15· · · · · · BE IT REMEMBERED that on Tuesday, November 16· ·11, 2013, commencing at the hour of 11:37 a.m. 17· ·thereof, at the James F. Martin Inn, 240 Madren 18· ·Center Drive, Hospitality Suite, Clemson, SC, before 19· ·me, Sharon G. Hardoon, CSR, a Certified shorthand 20· ·Reporter, in and for the State of south Carolina, 21· ·personally appeared DARIUS ROBINSON, a witness in 22· ·the above-entitled court and cause who, being by me 23· ·first duly sworn, was thereupon examined as a 24· ·witness in said action. 25 Designation Color Key Blue = NCAA Affirm Desigs. Orange = Pls' Counter Desigs. Fuchsia = NCAA Rebuttal Desigs Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 5 ·1· · · · · · THE WITNESS:· I do. ·2· · · · · · · · · · · · EXAMINATION ·3· ·BY MS. MILLER: ·4· · · · Q.· Good morning, please state your name. ·5· · · · A.· Darius Robinson. ·6· · · · Q.· What did you do to get ready for today's ·7· ·deposition? ·8· · · · A.· Well, you know, I just pretty much -- I ·9· ·knew the time and as far as getting ready, I just, 10· ·you know, showed up here. 11· · · · Q.· Did you meet with counsel before? 12· · · · A.· I met with my attorneys the previous night, 13· ·just, you know, to prepare for the deposition. 14· · · · Q.· Is this the first time you've had your 15· ·deposition taken? 16· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 17· · · · Q.· I'm just going to go over a couple of 18· ·preliminaries.· I'm going to be asking questions, 19· ·and if you don't understand any of my questions, 20· ·just ask me to clarify and I can try to rephrase, 21· ·okay? 22· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 23· · · · Q.· And you're going to have to answer orally http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· ·or audibly because the court reporter needs to take 25· ·down your response and so the court reporter can't Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 10 ·1· · · · Q.· How are the fans different at college games ·2· ·versus professional games? ·3· · · · A.· I would say they were more engaged with the ·4· ·players as far as seeing us around and things like ·5· ·that. ·6· · · · Q.· Why do you think they're more engaged? ·7· · · · A.· You know, I guess they're just great ·8· ·fans. ·9· · · · Q.· Do you think that it has to do with the 10· ·athletes being students at the university? 11· · · · A.· I'm not sure. 12· · · · Q.· Do you think that having a college football 13· ·team contributes to the university environment? 14· · · · A.· Absolutely. 15· · · · Q.· How so? 16· · · · A.· As far as just giving the community 17· ·something to look forward to every weekend. 18· · · · Q.· Do you enjoy playing football at college? 19· · · · A.· Yes, I do. 20· · · · Q.· What do you like most about it? 21· · · · A.· Just the opportunity to play with guys that 22· ·have the same love for the game. 23· · · · Q.· So you consider it a privilege to be able 24· ·to play on that team? 25· · · · A.· Yeah, definitely.· Definitely. Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 12 ·1· ·correct? ·2· · · · · · MR. GANKENDORFF:· Object to the form. ·3· · · · · · THE WITNESS:· Yes. ·4· ·BY MS. MILLER: ·5· · · · Q.· Are all of your games televised? ·6· · · · A.· I'm not sure if every single one is ·7· ·televised.· I'm not sure if all of them are ·8· ·televised. ·9· · · · Q.· Do you like having your game televised? 10· · · · A.· Of course. 11· · · · Q.· Why? 12· · · · A.· Just giving more people the opportunity to 13· ·see us play. 14· · · · Q.· And you like that people can watch you 15· ·play? 16· · · · A.· Yes. 17· · · · Q.· Do you have family members that watch you 18· ·play? 19· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 20· · · · Q.· Do you have friends that watch you play? 21· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 22· · · · Q.· Why did you join this lawsuit? 23· · · · A.· Well, you know, it was something that I 24· ·strongly believed in.· For the most part, you know, 25· ·I just felt like a change was needed. Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 13 ·1· · · · Q.· What sort of change? ·2· · · · A.· As far as, you know, just us, ·3· ·student-athletes just being more educated about the ·4· ·whole process. ·5· · · · Q.· So is education the most important aspect ·6· ·of this? ·7· · · · A.· Being more educated more so about the ·8· ·process. ·9· · · · Q.· About students not being paid when you say 10· ·the process? 11· · · · A.· By process I just mean, you know, being 12· ·aware of what we're getting ourselves into. 13· · · · Q.· Do you think student-athletes should be 14· ·paid? 15· · · · A.· You know, I'm not in a position to really, 16· ·you know, say a student-athletes should get paid. 17· · · · Q.· So you would be fine with student-athletes 18· ·not getting paid as long as they were told going in 19· ·what the situation was? 20· · · · A.· I'm not sure. 21· · · · Q.· When you say being educated about the 22· ·process, what do you mean by that? 23· · · · A.· As far as, you know, just me coming in and http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· ·actually knowing what we're signing. 25· · · · Q.· When you say, knowing what you're signing, Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 14 ·1· ·you're talking about the forms that you were asked ·2· ·to sign to be eligible to play college athletics? ·3· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. Objection 611 ·4· · · · Q.· Have you read the NCAA rules on college ·5· ·athletics? ·6· · · · A.· No, ma'am.· I have not. ·7· · · · Q.· Have they been provided to you? ·8· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am, they have. ·9· · · · Q.· Is there a reason you didn't read them? 10· · · · A.· We pretty much have time frames when it 11· ·comes to filling out paperwork, so a lot of us tend 12· ·to just -- we're pretty much obligated to sign the 13· ·paper so we don't take much time to read them 14· ·because we have to sign them. 15· · · · Q.· But you always had an opportunity to read 16· ·the rules? 17· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 18· · · · Q.· Do you think that college football players 19· ·should be paid? 20· · · · A.· You know, honestly -- you know, that's for 21· ·the experts and the people who do the calculations 22· ·on that.· I'm just here, you know, supporting the 23· ·current players. 24· · · · Q.· But you're aware that the plaintiffs in 25· ·this case are asking for 50 percent of broadcast Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 26 ·1· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. ·2· · · · Q.· Have you heard the word Amateurism used? ·3· · · · A.· I've heard of it, yes, ma'am. ·4· · · · Q.· Amateur athlete, what does that mean to ·5· ·you? ·6· · · · A.· I assume, you know, an athlete that's ·7· ·playing and not getting paid. ·8· · · · Q.· Do you think that there is value in having ·9· ·athletes that are college students on the team? 10· · · · A.· Can you say that one more time? 11· · · · Q.· Do you think there's value to the athletes 12· ·being college students? 13· · · · A.· Yes, absolutely. 14· · · · Q.· So you would prefer -- if the options were 15· ·to have either college students that are also 16· ·athletes playing for a team or a separate system 17· ·where you could be playing football not 18· ·professionally and not attending college which would 19· ·you choose? 20· · · · A.· I don't know. 21· · · · Q.· Do you like that you're receiving an 22· ·education? 23· · · · A.· Of course, absolutely. 24· · · · Q.· You enrolled in Clemson in 2010, right? 25· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 28 ·1· ·the field around 4:00 and practice is usually around ·2· ·two, two and-a-half hours on a regular. ·3· · · · Q.· Is that the same every day? ·4· · · · A.· Yeah, for the most part.· We may have ·5· ·shorter days by 20, 30 minutes, but not a big ·6· ·difference in time. ·7· · · · Q.· Is there a limit on the number of hours per ·8· ·week that you can play? ·9· · · · A.· Yes, but I'm not quite sure of the exact 10· ·number. 11· · · · Q.· Have you heard of the 20-hour rule? 12· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am, I have. 13· · · · Q.· And is that the limit on the number of 14· ·hours? 15· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am.· Yes.· Since you just reminded 16· ·me, it's 20 hours. 17· · · · Q.· How do you understand that rule? 18· · · · A.· You know, pretty much we don't think about 19· ·it.· Our coaches pretty much handle that as far as 20· ·making sure that we don't go over the 20-hour 21· ·rule. 22· · · · Q.· You do follow that rule? 23· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 24· · · · Q.· Do you know if your travel time to and from 25· ·games count toward that 20 hours? Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 30 ·1· ·on my own preparing for games and such stuff like ·2· ·that, of course. ·3· · · · Q.· So if you were to add that in addition to ·4· ·the time you spend with the time, how much time per ·5· ·week do you think you spend on football? ·6· · · · A.· 20-hour rule -- maybe around 28 hours. A ·7· ·few hours a day. ·8· · · · Q.· The 20 hours that you spend with the team ·9· ·and then eight hours -10· · · · A.· Weekly. 11· · · · Q.· -- more per week on your own? 12· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 13· · · · Q.· Why do you think the NCAA sets the 20-hour 14· ·limit? 15· · · · A.· I'm not sure. 16· · · · Q.· Do you think it's so players can focus on 17· ·their education? 18· · · · A.· I'm not sure. 19· · · · Q.· Do you think that education is an important 20· ·part of being a student-athlete? 21· · · · A.· Absolutely. 22· · · · Q.· Do you have coaches that emphasize 23· ·education? http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 25· · · · Q.· What do they say? Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 31 ·1· · · · A.· They just want to make sure we go to class, ·2· ·and do what we're suppose to do.· In order to play, ·3· ·we have to make sure that we keep up with our ·4· ·grades. ·5· · · · Q.· Do you know what the minimum GPA is? ·6· · · · A.· No, ma'am, I'm not sure. ·7· · · · Q.· Have you been academically eligible to play ·8· ·every year? ·9· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 10· · · · Q.· So that means you're meeting the GPA 11· ·requirements? 12· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 13· · · · Q.· How are you doing in classes right now? 14· · · · A.· I'm doing well. 15· · · · Q.· Are you looking to graduate? 16· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am.· Absolutely. 17· · · · Q.· What's your major? 18· · · · A.· Sports management.· Here it's called PRTM, 19· ·but specifically it's sports management. 20· · · · Q.· What classes are you taking this 21· ·semester? 22· · · · A.· A couple of AL classes and a couple of PRTM 23· ·classes. 24· · · · Q.· What is AL? 25· · · · A.· Athletic Leadership. 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Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 32 ·1· · · · Q.· What's PRTM? ·2· · · · A.· Parks, Recreation, Tourism Management. ·3· · · · Q.· And are there mostly athletes in those ·4· ·classes or are there all types of students? ·5· · · · A.· All types of students as far as the PRTM ·6· ·classes, but the Athletic Leadership are a majority ·7· ·of athletes. ·8· · · · Q.· Do you have a favorite professor? ·9· · · · A.· No, ma'am. 10· · · · Q.· What do you like most about the classes 11· ·you're taking this semester? 12· · · · A.· We get to engage with our classmates. 13· · · · Q.· So you like engaging with classmates that 14· ·are both athletes and not athletes? 15· · · · A.· Absolutely. 16· · · · Q.· Do you think having students that aren't 17· ·athletes contributes to your experience here at 18· ·college? 19· · · · A.· Absolutely. 20· · · · Q.· Do you think it's important to graduate? 21· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 22· · · · Q.· Why? 23· · · · A.· You know, education.· You know, it's http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· ·important nowadays as far as, you know, getting jobs 25· ·and things of that sort.· You know, a degree is a Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 33 ·1· ·requirement for most jobs, so in order to get a job, ·2· ·you have to have a degree. ·3· · · · Q.· You said that you wanted to play college ·4· ·football -- I'm sorry -- professional football.· If ·5· ·that doesn't work out, what sort of jobs would you ·6· ·be interested in? ·7· · · · A.· Probably something in regards to sports. ·8· ·That's what I love. ·9· · · · Q.· Would that job likely require a college 10· ·degree? 11· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am.· Absolutely. 12· · · · Q.· How many hours a week on average during the 13· ·football season do you spend going to class? 14· · · · A.· Well, I have maybe two hours a day.· I'm a 15· ·senior, so I don't really have many classes.· And my 16· ·Athletic Leadership classes are online. 17· · · · Q.· So you have 10 hours a week going to 18· ·class? 19· · · · A.· To class, physically class, yes.· And then 20· ·we have our academic building where I go to get some 21· ·of my work done. 22· · · · Q.· Is that academic building accessible to all 23· ·students? 24· · · · A.· No, ma'am. 25· · · · Q.· Just football players? 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Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 35 ·1· · · · Q.· What would happen if you stopped going to ·2· ·class? ·3· · · · A.· My grades would probably fall. ·4· · · · Q.· So you might not be able to play on the ·5· ·team? ·6· · · · A.· Oh, yeah.· I definitely wouldn't be able to ·7· ·play if my grades weren't up to par. ·8· · · · Q.· Do you have any players on the team that ·9· ·aren't meeting the academic requirements? 10· · · · A.· Oh, I'm not sure. 11· · · · Q.· How many months of the year is in the 12· ·football season? 13· · · · A.· Around here, it's pretty much year round, 14· ·12 months. 15· · · · Q.· So we talked about what you do to prepare 16· ·in the fall.· How does your spring semester football 17· ·season compare? 18· · · · A.· We pretty much train every weekday of the 19· ·week as far as that.· You know, a lot of us players, 20· ·we get together and we watch film a lot in our spare 21· ·time, whenever our schedule permits it.· So, you 22· ·know, pretty much every day of the week we're doing 23· ·something. http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· · · · Q.· Do you enjoy watching film? 25· · · · A.· Do I enjoy it, I don't really enjoy it but Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 37 ·1· ·BY MS. MILLER: ·2· · · · Q.· So you don't agree with that assessment? ·3· · · · A.· I'm not sure.· I'm an athlete, so I've ·4· ·never seen it from the other side. ·5· · · · Q.· Has anyone ever taken a test for you? ·6· · · · A.· No, ma'am. ·7· · · · Q.· Has anyone ever written a paper for you? ·8· · · · A.· No, ma'am. ·9· · · · Q.· To your knowledge, has anyone ever taken a 10· ·test or written a paper for one of your teammates? 11· · · · A.· I'm not sure. 12· · · · Q.· Have you ever missed a class due to 13· ·football? 14· · · · A.· No, ma'am.· As far as -- unless we was 15· ·travelling and we had excused absences -- I mean, 16· ·excused letters for each class. 17· · · · Q.· So if you had to miss a class because of 18· ·football, your coach would have that class absence 19· ·excused? 20· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 21· · · · Q.· Have you ever missed a class outside of the 22· ·football season? 23· · · · A.· Yes, I missed a class before. http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· · · · Q.· Why did you miss that class? 25· · · · A.· I either just woke up late, or things Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 44 ·1· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. ·2· · · · Q.· What is Death Valley? ·3· · · · A.· It's the name of our -- well, the name of ·4· ·our stadium is Memorial Stadium, but they call it ·5· ·Death Valley. ·6· · · · Q.· Again, that lyric is about the school? ·7· · · · A.· Uh-huh. ·8· · · · Q.· So you would say that Clemson created the ·9· ·platform for you to rap about? 10· · · · · · MR. GANKENDORFF:· Object to the form. 11· · · · · · THE WITNESS:· I'm not sure. 12· ·BY MS. MILLER: 13· · · · Q.· So if you didn't have Clemson football, you 14· ·wouldn't have these lyrics. 15· · · · A.· Oh, absolutely.· Absolutely.· If I was to 16· ·write any other song, you know, it would probably be 17· ·an issue.· So we felt like if we wanted to show our 18· ·town this is a hobby and we wanted to make a song, 19· ·the best bet was to make it about Clemson. 20· · · · Q.· Do you think people watch your video or 21· ·listen to the song because they're fans of Clemson 22· ·football? 23· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· · · · Q.· What benefits do you think you received by 25· ·being a football player at Clemson? Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 45 ·1· · · · A.· Benefits, I don't believe I receive any ·2· ·benefits. ·3· · · · Q.· Do you have a scholarship? ·4· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. ·5· · · · Q.· Do you consider that a benefit? ·6· · · · A.· I'm not sure. ·7· · · · Q.· Are you receiving a free education? ·8· · · · A.· I mean, I still have to maintain my ·9· ·scholarship.· My scholarship is only good for one 10· ·year, so I have to keep my grades up and maintain or 11· ·I could lose it. 12· · · · Q.· If you do maintain the scholarship, you're 13· ·given money to attend classes? 14· · · · A.· It's earned.· I wouldn't say it's given, 15· ·but yes, ma'am. 16· · · · Q.· How much money do you receive in form of 17· ·your scholarship? 18· · · · A.· I'm not even sure of the exact number. 19· · · · Q.· What does the scholarship cover? 20· · · · A.· I'm not sure of everything it covers. 21· · · · Q.· Does it cover tuition? 22· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 23· · · · Q.· Does it cover books? 24· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 25· · · · Q.· Does it cover your room? 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Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 46 ·1· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. ·2· · · · Q.· Does it cover food? ·3· · · · A.· No, ma'am.· Oh, yes, ma'am.· Yes, ma'am, it ·4· ·does cover food.· I'm off campus, so it's a little ·5· ·different for me. ·6· · · · Q.· How is it different? ·7· · · · A.· As far as, we just get a stipend and we ·8· ·pretty much control -- we have to manage it on our ·9· ·own. 10· · · · Q.· Have you received a scholarship every year 11· ·that you've been at Clemson? 12· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 13· · · · Q.· Do you know what the tuition is at Clemson? 14· · · · A.· No, ma'am. 15· · · · Q.· But you know that you don't have to pay any 16· ·of it? 17· · · · A.· No, ma'am. 18· · · · Q.· Do you know what it costs for room and 19· ·board? 20· · · · A.· Don't know. 21· · · · Q.· You live off campus? 22· · · · A.· Uh-huh. 23· · · · Q.· Do you pay for your housing? 24· · · · A.· The university does. 25· · · · Q.· So you never see that bill? 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Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 48 ·1· · · · Q.· Where do you eat your other meals? ·2· · · · A.· At my home. ·3· · · · Q.· Was this the same all four years that ·4· ·you've been at Clemson? ·5· · · · A.· My freshman year, I was on campus.· But ·6· ·every single year after that, I was eating at ·7· ·home. ·8· · · · Q.· Apart from that one dinner that you ·9· ·mentioned, are there any other special meals 10· ·prepared for football players? 11· · · · A.· Well, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we get 12· ·dinner.· Thursday, we get only breakfast. 13· · · · Q.· Is generally that dinner after you finish 14· ·practice? 15· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 16· · · · Q.· And then the breakfast is before you go 17· ·into practice? 18· · · · A.· We get a breakfast just one day, Thursday 19· ·morning. 20· · · · Q.· Why breakfast on Thursday? 21· · · · A.· I'm not sure. 22· · · · Q.· Where are those meals served? 23· · · · A.· At the stadium. 611b http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· · · · Q.· So thinking about all your meals, both 25· ·those ones that are provided by the university and Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 49 ·1· ·come out of your stipend and the other times that 1· 611b ·2· ·you spend money on food, does your scholarship cover ·3· ·all of those meals? ·4· · · · A.· Sometimes I have to call home. ·5· · · · Q.· When you say "call home," you mean ask your ·6· ·parents for additional money for food? ·7· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am.· Yes, ma'am. ·8· · · · Q.· How much in a semester do you think that ·9· ·you spend on food that is not covered by your 10· ·scholarship? 11· · · · A.· I'm not sure of the amount. 12· · · · Q.· If you had to estimate would it be closer 13· ·to $100 or $1,000? 14· · · · A.· I'm not sure, like I said, of the exact 15· ·amount. 16· · · · Q.· And is the reason that you need more money 17· ·for food or to cover food expenses because you eat 18· ·at nicer places? 19· · · · A.· Well, you know, as far as you know living, 20· ·we have other things outside of just eating.· You 21· ·know, we have things as far as personal hygiene. 22· ·Some of us have vehicles, so, you know, we need to 23· ·get around.· We need to get to practice, of course. http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· ·So we have other things other than eating that money 25· ·has to go to sometimes. 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Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 55 ·1· · · · · · So, you know, I just took tutoring in order ·2· ·to get my hours because it was just mandatory for ·3· ·us. ·4· · · · Q.· Is it a student tutor? ·5· · · · A.· Is it a student? ·6· · · · Q.· Yes.· Who does the tutoring? ·7· · · · A.· A student does the tutoring. ·8· · · · Q.· Is there any academic counseling in ·9· ·addition to -10· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 11· · · · Q.· How often would you meet with your academic 12· ·counselor? 13· · · · A.· Well, back then it would be a couple times 14· ·a week. 15· · · · Q.· Has that been helpful to you? 16· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 17· · · · Q.· Who would you meet with? 18· · · · A.· Well, you know, I got Wayne Coffman, who's 19· ·my academic advisor.· You know, if I needed any 20· ·additional help, I just went to pretty much the 21· ·person that was designated to me at the time, which 22· ·was Brad -- I believe it was Anderson.· But that was 23· ·back my freshman year.· I had to take it as a http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· ·sophomore too.· I haven't been in to him since. 25· · · · Q.· You said his name is Brad? Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 56 ·1· · · · A.· I believe his last name is Anderson. I ·2· ·can't really recall his last name.· I just called ·3· ·him Brad. ·4· · · · Q.· Has that been an important resource for you ·5· ·at your time at Clemson? ·6· · · · A.· I definitely feel like it helped me. ·7· · · · Q.· Do you know whether you can register for 7· ·8· ·classes earlier than other students? ·9· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am, we do. 10· · · · Q.· Why do you think that is? 11· · · · · · MR. COCHRAN:· Object to the form. 12· · · · · · THE WITNESS:· I'm not sure. 13· ·BY MS. MILLER: 14· · · · Q.· Do you think it's so you can make your 15· ·football -- or schedule classes around your football 16· ·schedule? 17· · · · · · MR. COCHRAN:· Same objection. 18· · · · · · THE WITNESS:· I'm not sure. 19· ·BY MS. MILLER: 20· · · · Q.· Do you think that you have an opportunity 21· ·to take the classes you want to take because you're 22· ·able to register earlier? 23· · · · A.· I'm not sure. http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· · · · Q.· Do you think that that's a benefit to be 25· ·able to have early registration? Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 57 ·1· · · · A.· Absolutely.· First choice on anything is ·2· ·always good, right? ·3· · · · Q.· Sure. ·4· · · · · · Are there any other resources you can think ·5· ·of for student-athletes? ·6· · · · A.· No, ma'am. ·7· · · · Q.· Who are your coaches at Clemson? ·8· · · · A.· Who?· Oh, our position coach is Mike Reed, ·9· ·Head Coach, of course, is Dabo Swinney.· Defense 10· ·coordinator is Brent Venables, and I have several 11· ·other coaches on the opposite side of the ball that 12· ·coach offense, so I don't particularly work with 13· ·them. 14· · · · Q.· Do you like your coaches on a personal 15· ·level? 16· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 17· · · · Q.· Do they provide you instruction both on and 18· ·off the field? 19· · · · A.· Absolutely. 20· · · · Q.· Do you consider that mentors? 21· · · · A.· I wouldn't say they're mentors, but if I 22· ·ever needed them they're always there. 23· · · · Q.· What sort of things have you learned from 24· ·your football coaches? 25· · · · A.· You mean as far as -- just wisdom.· You Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 58 ·1· ·know they've been there.· Whatever they can drop in ·2· ·your buckets, you know, we tend to take it with ·3· ·us. ·4· · · · Q.· Are there lessons you've learned on the ·5· ·football field that you think will help you all ·6· ·through your life? ·7· · · · A.· Absolutely. ·8· · · · Q.· Can you give examples? ·9· · · · A.· You know, losing a game, you're on the 10· ·field, you got to keep going. 11· · · · Q.· How would that help you in your life after 12· ·football? 13· · · · A.· Well, you know, you're always going to get 14· ·bumps in the road.· It's not always going to be 15· ·smooth, so, you know. 16· · · · Q.· Was the coaching staff a reason you decided 17· ·to go to Clemson? 18· · · · A.· No, ma'am. 19· · · · Q.· Why did you decide to go to Clemson? 20· · · · A.· Because I felt like I had the best 21· ·opportunity to play right away without red shirting. 22· ·You know, just being able to perform, have a chance 23· ·to start. 24· · · · Q.· Was that something they told during 25· ·recruitment, that they needed somebody as a corner? 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Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 60 ·1· ·officially on the staff. ·2· · · · Q.· Do you think you have too many coaches? ·3· · · · A.· No, ma'am, not at all. ·4· · · · Q.· How much money do you think the athletic ·5· ·training you received is worth? ·6· · · · A.· I'm not sure. ·7· · · · Q.· But you think of this as a benefit, your ·8· ·athletic training? ·9· · · · A.· You said do I feel like it's a benefit as 10· ·far as does it benefit me? 11· · · · Q.· Yes. 12· · · · A.· Oh, yes, ma'am.· Absolutely. 13· · · · Q.· If you didn't receive this athletic 14· ·training in college would you be able to play at the 15· ·NFL level? 16· · · · A.· Yeah, of course.· There's plenty of routes 17· ·you can take as far as getting yourself prepared. 18· ·It all depends on what you want. 19· · · · Q.· What are the other routes you can take? 20· · · · A.· You can always hire someone to train you. 21· ·Like I said, it all depends on your personal 22· ·agenda. 23· · · · Q.· Would you receive the same training in http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· ·terms of strategy if you didn't play collegiate 25· ·football? 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Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 63 ·1· ·and I just couldn't feel my ankle anymore. ·2· · · · Q.· And what type of fracture was it? ·3· · · · A.· I'm not sure exactly what type of fracture. ·4· ·I just know they told me it was fractured. ·5· · · · Q.· What was the recovery process like? ·6· · · · A.· I had surgery a few days later.· I was on ·7· ·crutches for a few months.· It was pretty intense, ·8· ·but it wasn't anything, you know, really, really ·9· ·serious or anything hard. 10· · · · Q.· Did the university pay for your surgery? 11· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 12· · · · Q.· Did the university pay for any medications 13· ·you received? 14· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 15· · · · Q.· Did the university pay for your 16· ·rehabilitation? 17· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 18· · · · Q.· Do you think that you received top medical 19· ·treatment? 20· · · · A.· You know, I'm not really familiar with the 21· ·medical field, so I guess it was good. 22· · · · Q.· Was it satisfactory in terms of being able 23· ·to completely rehabilitate your ankle? http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· · · · A.· Oh, yes, ma'am.· I feel fine. 25· · · · Q.· Were there any health-related expenses Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 64 ·1· ·relating to this injury that were not covered by the 1· ·2· ·university? ·3· · · · A.· No, ma'am. ·4· · · · Q.· Do you have any idea the health care costs ·5· ·the university incurred to help you? ·6· · · · A.· No, ma'am. ·7· · · · Q.· Did you keep your scholarship during the ·8· ·time that you were not playing due to the injury? ·9· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 10· · · · Q.· If you had not been able to fully recover, 11· ·do you know if you would have kept your scholarship? 12· · · · · · MR. GANKENDORFF:· Object to the 13· ·form. 14· · · · · · THE WITNESS:· I'm not sure. 15· ·BY MS. MILLER: 16· · · · Q.· Did anyone ever threaten to take away your 17· ·scholarship while you were injured? 18· · · · A.· No, ma'am. 19· · · · Q.· Did anyone ever tell you that you would not 20· ·receive your scholarship if you didn't come back the 21· ·next year to play? 22· · · · A.· No, ma'am. 23· · · · Q.· In what facility did you receive your http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· ·treatment? 25· · · · A.· It was in our stadium. Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 136 ·1· ·saying that they would cover your expenses for ·2· ·attending college? ·3· · · · A.· Uh-huh. ·4· · · · Q.· It didn't matter to you if you had gone to, ·5· ·say, a private school that costs more that you would ·6· ·receive more in terms of scholarship? ·7· · · · A.· As far as Duke compared to Clemson, no, it ·8· ·didn't matter to me. ·9· · · · Q.· As long as the cost of education were 10· ·covered, it was the same? 11· · · · A.· Right. 12· · · · Q.· Did you consider the geographic location? 13· · · · A.· Did I consider it, yes, ma'am. 14· · · · Q.· You liked Clemson because it was closer to 15· ·home? 16· · · · A.· Uh-huh. 17· · · · Q.· Did you consider whether your games would 18· ·be televised? 19· · · · A.· Did I consider it, no, not at the time. I 20· ·was out of high school.· I just wanted to play 21· ·football. 22· · · · Q.· Do you think about it now? 23· · · · A.· Oh, yeah. 24· · · · Q.· What do you think? 25· · · · A.· I'm glad that all our games, for the Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 137 ·1· ·majority, are on TV.· It's more exposure. ·2· · · · Q.· Do you think that that exposure will help ·3· ·you in getting a job in the NFL? ·4· · · · A.· Oh, absolutely. ·5· · · · Q.· How so? ·6· · · · A.· If you perform when all the eyes are on ·7· ·you, and more people are watching you... ·8· · · · Q.· Do you think you would have gotten into 611b ·9· ·Clemson if you hadn't been a football player? 10· · · · A.· I could have.· Academic wise, but -- yeah, 11· ·I could have. 12· · · · Q.· What's your high school GPA? 13· · · · A.· It was pretty good.· Maybe around -- I 14· ·don't know.· Mid 3s up to 4s, somewhere in that 15· ·range.· I'm not sure. 16· · · · Q.· Did you take the SAT? 17· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am, I did. 18· · · · Q.· Do you remember your score? 19· · · · A.· Not at all. 20· · · · Q.· Did you ever apply for universities or did 21· ·you -22· · · · A.· Huh-uh. 23· · · · Q.· You were accepted through a formal channel. 24· · · · A.· Uh-huh. 25· · · · Q.· Did you sign a National Letter of Intent? Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 152 ·1· ·February, so I assume this is MCA.· When I was ·2· ·thinking about MCA and running that business, and I ·3· ·was just reaching out to people and finding out if ·4· ·people were interested. ·5· · · · Q.· Did anybody respond? ·6· · · · A.· I'm pretty sure someone did at the time. ·7· · · · Q.· How many people? ·8· · · · A.· I don't know.· I can't even recall.· Like I ·9· ·said, that didn't really get started. 10· · · · Q.· How many followers did you have on Twitter 11· ·at this time? 12· · · · A.· I'm not sure. 13· · · · Q.· You're aware that you can continue to work 14· ·with -15· · · · · · MS. MILLER:· Strike that. 16· ·BY MS. MILLER: 17· · · · Q.· If you will, could you turn to Robinson 18· ·001477? 19· · · · A.· 1477.· I think I tweet too much.· 1477. 20· · · · Q.· The second tweet from the bottom, can you 21· ·read that? 22· · · · A.· "My wife will have a college degree. 23· ·Finish school ladies.· Ain't nothing better than a http://www.yeslaw.net/help 24· ·woman with accomplishments." 25· · · · Q.· What do you mean by this? Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 153 ·1· · · · A.· If you can finish through college, it's ·2· ·just an accomplishment.· College isn't easy.· So ·3· ·it's not even really pointing towards, you know, ·4· ·just school.· Just everything that we go through ·5· ·here in college, I just feel like, if you can finish ·6· ·it, then that tells a lot about you. ·7· · · · Q.· So you're proud that you're going to be ·8· ·able to graduate college? ·9· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am, absolutely. 10· · · · · · (DFT. EXH. 1055, Darius Entrepreneur 11· ·Robinson, Facebook, was marked for identification.) 12· ·BY MS. MILLER: 13· · · · Q.· I'm handing you what's been marked Exhibit 14· ·1055. 15· · · · A.· Am I allowed to keep this?· This is 16· ·funny. 17· · · · Q.· I'll give you a separate copy. 18· · · · A.· All right. 19· · · · Q.· These were all materials that were produced 20· ·on your behalf.· What is this? 21· · · · A.· This is my Facebook.· Well, it's the Like 22· ·Page. 23· · · · Q.· So you have two Facebook pages, correct? 24· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am. 25· · · · Q.· What's the difference between the two? Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 155 ·1· · · · A.· Absolutely. ·2· · · · Q.· If you could, turn to about the fourth page ·3· ·in at Robinson 001548. ·4· · · · A.· 001548. ·5· · · · Q.· The bottom right post, can you read that? ·6· · · · A.· The bottom right post:· "My last semester ·7· ·here at Clemson has been a special one so far, ·8· ·embracing every moment of it, unforgettable moments ·9· ·and several life lessons.· They all are well 10· ·appreciated...but it's not over yet.· Just 11· ·thinking." 12· · · · Q.· What do you mean by this? 13· · · · A.· I mean, it's my last semester here.· The 14· ·last one is always special.· I've been having a 15· ·pretty good, you know, season so far.· It's been -16· ·everything has been going well.· I learned a lot. I 17· ·grew up here.· Like I said, I was a child when I 18· ·first got here.· So, you know, basically that's what 19· ·I'm talking about. 20· · · · Q.· Can you think of any examples of life 21· ·lessons that you've learned while at Clemson? 22· · · · A.· I learned that it's about relationships and 23· ·not what you know.· It's about who you know.· Both. 24· ·What you know.· That's the biggest one. 25· · · · Q.· What sort of relationships have you Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 156 ·1· ·established while at Clemson? ·2· · · · A.· You know, just relationships with knowing ·3· ·how to talk to people, knowing how to -- you know, ·4· ·to help people as far as -- you know, it's about ·5· ·impacting people.· If you can't help someone -·6· ·people tend to not want to be involved with you if ·7· ·you can't help them.· So it's about what you bring ·8· ·to the table.· You know, like I said, who you know, ·9· ·who's going to give you an opportunity. 10· · · · Q.· Do you want to help others? 11· · · · A.· Absolutely. 12· · · · Q.· Do you care about how -- the other students 13· ·at your school? 14· · · · A.· Do I care about the other students, yeah, I 15· ·care about them. 16· · · · Q.· Do you care about players in non-revenue 17· ·sports? 18· · · · A.· Yes, ma'am, I care about everyone. 19· · · · Q.· If you could turn to Robinson 001553, the 20· ·top right post.· It's dated August 18th.· It says: 21· ·"People nowadays are more interested in how you can 22· ·help them opposed to how they can help you.· It's 23· ·just the world we live in."· What do you mean by 24· ·this? 25· · · · A.· Exactly what I just said.· You know, if you Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 169 ·1· · · · · · · · · CERTIFICATE OF REPORTER ·2· ·SOUTH CAROLINA: ·3· ·GREENVILLE COUNTY: ·4 ·5· · · · I hereby certify that the foregoing ·6· ·deposition was reported, as stated in the ·7· ·caption, and the questions and answers thereto ·8· ·were reduced to the written page under my ·9· ·direction; that the foregoing pages represent a 10· ·true and correct transcript of the evidence 11· ·given.· I further certify that I am not in any 12· ·way financially interested in the result of said 13· ·case. 14· · · · Pursuant to Rules and Regulations, I make the 15· ·following disclosure: 16· · · · I am a South Carolina Certified Court 17· ·Reporter.· I am here as an independent contractor 18· ·for Huseby, Inc. 19· · · · I was contracted by the offices of Huseby, 20· ·Inc. to provide court reporting services for this 21· ·deposition.· I will not be taking this deposition 22· ·under any contract. 23· · · · I have no written contract to provide 24· ·reporting services with any party to the case, 25· ·any counsel in the case, or any reporter or Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889 IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME, ET AL. Darius Robinson on 11/11/2013 Page 170 ·1· ·reporting agency from whom a referral might have ·2· ·been made to cover this deposition.· I will ·3· ·charge my usual and customary rates to all ·4· ·parties in the case. ·5· · · · This, the 14th day of November 2013. ·6 ·7 ·8 ·9 · · 10· · · 11· · · 12 · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·__________________________ ·Sharon G. Hardoon ·Court Reporter, Notary Public ·My commission expires: ·April 7, 2018 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Huseby, Inc. 1230 West Morehead Street, #408, Charlotte, NC 28208 www.huseby.com (704) 333-9889

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