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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IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 1 ·1· · · · ·UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT ·2· · · ·NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ·3· · · · · · · ·OAKLAND DIVISION ·4 ·5· · · · · · · · · · · ·Case No. 4:09-CV-1967-CW ·6· ·--------------------------·7 ·8· ·IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE ·9· ·NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING 10· ·LITIGATION 11 12· ·-------------------------13· ·MAY CONTAIN CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 14 15· · · · The Videotaped Deposition of MOSES 16· ·ALIPATE, taken pursuant to Notice of Taking 17· ·Deposition, taken before Kelly L. Hemsath, 18· ·RPR, a Notary Public in and for the County 19· ·of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, taken on 20· ·the 17th day of October, 2013, at 500 21· ·Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, 22· ·Minnesota, commencing at approximately 8:30 23· ·a.m. 24 25 Designation Color Key Blue = NCAA Affirm Desigs. Orange = Pls' Counter Desigs. Fuchsia = NCAA Rebuttal Desigs Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 5 ·1· · · ·phone? ·2 ·3· · · · · · · · · · ·MOSES ALIPATE, ·4· · · · · · the witness in the above-entitled ·5· · · · · · matter, after having been first duly ·6· · · · · · sworn, deposes and says as follows: ·7 ·8· · · · · · · · · · · EXAMINATION ·9· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: 10· ·Q.· Good morning. 11· ·A.· Good morning. 12· ·Q.· Could you state your full name. 13· ·A.· Moses Tanal Alipate. 14· ·Q.· I want to make sure I pronounce -- Alipate, 15· · · ·is it? 16· ·A.· Yes, sir. 17· ·Q.· Okay.· Where did you grow up? 18· ·A.· Bloomington. 19· ·Q.· Bloomington, Minnesota? 20· ·A.· Yes. 21· ·Q.· Did you play sports growing up? 22· ·A.· Yes. 23· ·Q.· What's your favorite sport? 24· ·A.· Football. 25· ·Q.· When did you start playing football? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 6 ·1· ·A.· 7th grade. ·2· ·Q.· And before you graduated high school, were ·3· · · ·there other sports that you enjoyed playing? ·4· ·A.· Yes. ·5· ·Q.· What sports? ·6· ·A.· Football, basketball, baseball. ·7· ·Q.· Which sports did you play in high school? ·8· ·A.· Football, basketball and baseball. ·9· ·Q.· Did you have a favorite among those three? 10· ·A.· Yes. 11· ·Q.· Which one? 12· ·A.· Football. 13· ·Q.· Did you enjoy playing football? 14· ·A.· Yes. 15· ·Q.· Why? 16· ·A.· Just love the game. 17· ·Q.· Are there aspects of the game that you 18· · · ·enjoyed most that really made you excited 19· · · ·about football? 20· ·A.· Yes. 21· ·Q.· Which aspects of the game? 22· ·A.· At first it was playing with my brother, 23· · · ·being able to do that. 24· ·Q.· You need to speak up a little bit so the 25· · · ·Court Reporter can get you. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 8 ·1· ·A.· Yes. ·2· ·Q.· And sports generally is one of your ·3· · · ·passions? ·4· ·A.· Yes. ·5· ·Q.· When did you start at the University of ·6· · · ·Minnesota? ·7· ·A.· 2009. ·8· ·Q.· Did you play football in 2009? ·9· ·A.· Yes. 10· ·Q.· On the University of Minnesota football 11· · · ·team? 12· ·A.· Yes. 13· ·Q.· And that's the fall of 2009? 14· ·A.· Yes, sir. 15· ·Q.· And were you a red shirt that year? 16· ·A.· Yes. 17· ·Q.· So you didn't play in any games with the 18· · · ·team that year, correct? 19· ·A.· No, sir. 20· ·Q.· I think probably the way I asked that -- you 21· · · ·didn't play in any games, correct? 22· ·A.· Yes. 23· ·Q.· How about in 2010, did you play on the 24· · · ·University of Minnesota football team? 25· ·A.· Yes. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 9 ·1· ·Q.· Did you play in any games? ·2· ·A.· No. ·3· ·Q.· How about 2011, did you play in any games? ·4· ·A.· No. ·5· ·Q.· 2012? ·6· ·A.· No. ·7· ·Q.· We are now in the 2013 season, correct? ·8· ·A.· Correct. ·9· ·Q.· You're still on the team, correct? 10· ·A.· Yes. 11· ·Q.· And you've been on the team consistently 12· · · ·from 2009 to 2013, correct? 13· ·A.· Yes. 14· ·Q.· Have you played any games so far this year? 15· ·A.· No. 16· ·Q.· Before you went to college, did you follow 17· · · ·sports on television? 18· ·A.· Yes. 19· ·Q.· Did you watch football games on television? 20· ·A.· Yes. 21· ·Q.· Did you watch professional football games on 22· · · ·television? 23· ·A.· Yes. 24· ·Q.· Did you have a favorite team? 25· ·A.· No. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 19 ·1· · · ·role model? ·2· ·A.· Nope. ·3· ·Q.· Why are you playing college football? ·4· ·A.· I love football. ·5· ·Q.· And that's the beginning and end of the ·6· · · ·story? ·7· ·A.· Yes. ·8· ·Q.· Let me go back for a second to your high ·9· · · ·school.· You graduated in 2009? 10· ·A.· Yes, sir. 11· ·Q.· And you played football for all four years? 12· ·A.· Yes, sir. 13· ·Q.· What position did you play? 14· ·A.· Quarterback. 15· ·Q.· Which of those years did you start as 16· · · ·quarterback for your football team? 17· ·A.· Sophomore to senior year. 18· ·Q.· Sophomore, junior and senior year? 19· ·A.· Yes, sir. 20· ·Q.· What was your practice schedule like in high 21· · · ·school? 22· ·A.· A couple hours every day after school. 23· ·Q.· And was there any other things that you did 24· · · ·to try to make yourself better as a football 25· · · ·player besides those two hours of practice Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 25 ·1· ·A.· Coach Tim Brewster. ·2· ·Q.· And what was Coach Brewster doing with the ·3· · · ·program at that time that appealed to you? ·4· ·A.· Trying to win. ·5· ·Q.· Did you like Coach Brewster on a personal ·6· · · ·level? ·7· ·A.· Yes. ·8· ·Q.· And did you believe that you could learn a ·9· · · ·lot from him? 10· ·A.· Yes. 11· ·Q.· And was that a factor in your deciding to go 12· · · ·to the University of Minnesota? 13· ·A.· Yes. 14· ·Q.· Were there any other factors, besides being 15· · · ·close to home and having a coach that you 16· · · ·liked, that influenced your decision to go 17· · · ·to the University of Minnesota? 18· ·A.· The quarterback's coach, Mike Dunbar. 19· ·Q.· What did you like about Coach Dunbar? 20· ·A.· Great mentor. 21· ·Q.· A mentor in what way? 22· ·A.· Football and life. 23· ·Q.· In what way was he a mentor in football? 24· ·A.· He helped me just become more of an 25· · · ·all-around player. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 26 ·1· ·Q.· And in what way was Coach Dunbar a mentor in ·2· · · ·life? ·3· ·A.· Kind of the same way as my uncle Jed was. ·4· · · ·Tell me really how to grow up, learn how to ·5· · · ·take responsibility for myself. ·6· ·Q.· Any other factors that influenced your ·7· · · ·decision to enter the University of ·8· · · ·Minnesota? ·9· ·A.· I loved the guys that were being recruited 10· · · ·there too. 11· ·Q.· Being part of a team is important to you? 12· ·A.· Correct. 13· ·Q.· Something you enjoy about the sport of 14· · · ·football? 15· ·A.· Yes. 16· ·Q.· And you think that will benefit you for the 17· · · ·rest of your life, the ability to work with 18· · · ·a team? 19· ·A.· Yes. 20· ·Q.· Did the academic opportunities at the 21· · · ·University of Minnesota play any role in 22· · · ·your decision to attend the University of 23· · · ·Minnesota? 24· ·A.· Yes. 25· ·Q.· What academic opportunities at the Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 27 ·1· · · ·University of Minnesota appealed to you? ·2· ·A.· That it was a great place to get your ·3· · · ·degree, and there's a lot of opportunities ·4· · · ·here. ·5· ·Q.· A lot of academic opportunities? ·6· ·A.· Yes.· To explore different majors. ·7· ·Q.· And at the time that you were thinking about ·8· · · ·college, back in 2008, 2009, I take it you ·9· · · ·were not sure which academic path you wanted 10· · · ·to go down, correct? 11· ·A.· Correct. 12· ·Q.· So you liked the fact that the University of 13· · · ·Minnesota offered a number of paths that you 14· · · ·could go to? 15· ·A.· Yes. 16· ·Q.· Did you receive any scholarship offers from 17· · · ·any school other than the University of 18· · · ·Minnesota? 19· ·A.· No. 20· ·Q.· You did get a scholarship offer from the 21· · · ·University of Minnesota, correct? 22· ·A.· Yes. 23· ·Q.· Was the fact that Minnesota played in the 24· · · ·Big 10 a factor in your decision to attend 25· · · ·the University of Minnesota? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 28 ·1· ·A.· Yes. ·2· ·Q.· And why was that a factor? ·3· ·A.· There's a lot of tradition here, a lot of ·4· · · ·great teams all around in the Big 10, and I ·5· · · ·wanted to be a part of that. ·6· ·Q.· Did you sign a National Letter of Intent? ·7· ·A.· Yes. ·8· ·Q.· What did that signify to you? ·9· ·A.· That I was going to be playing football at 10· · · ·the University of Minnesota. 11· ·Q.· And did you participate in a national 12· · · ·signing day? 13· ·A.· Yes. 14· ·Q.· What was that day like for you? 15· ·A.· Stressful. 16· ·Q.· Why? 17· ·A.· Just a lot of busy work that day. 18· ·Q.· Was any part of that day televised? 19· ·A.· Yes. 20· ·Q.· What was televised? 21· ·A.· The signing of the National Letter of 22· · · ·Intent. 23· ·Q.· Where were you at the time? 24· ·A.· In the gym with some other people in my 25· · · ·class that were also going to different Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 29 ·1· · · ·schools. ·2· ·Q.· And do you recall which television network ·3· · · ·or networks televised your signing day? ·4· ·A.· I do not know. ·5· ·Q.· Did you ask to be paid for that televised ·6· · · ·broadcast? ·7· ·A.· No. ·8· ·Q.· Do you think you should have been paid for ·9· · · ·that televised broadcast? 10· ·A.· No. 11· ·Q.· If you had not received a scholarship to a 12· · · ·Division I school, would you have considered 13· · · ·walking on to a Division I school? 14· ·A.· Yes. 15· ·Q.· Even if that meant that you did not receive 16· · · ·an athletic scholarship? 17· ·A.· Yes. 18· ·Q.· Was Minnesota your first choice in terms of 19· · · ·schools to attend? 20· ·A.· Yes. 21· ·Q.· If you had received a scholarship from the 22· · · ·University of Alabama or the University of 23· · · ·Southern California, would you still have 24· · · ·chosen Minnesota over Alabama or Southern 25· · · ·California? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 30 ·1· ·A.· I don't know. ·2· ·Q.· Do you think you would have been admitted to ·3· · · ·the University of Minnesota had you not been ·4· · · ·a football player? ·5· ·A.· Yes. ·6· ·Q.· You believe that your academic, and the rest ·7· · · ·of your record at the University of -- I'm ·8· · · ·sorry, at high school, would have been ·9· · · ·sufficient to get you admitted to the 10· · · ·University of Minnesota? 11· ·A.· Yes. 12· ·Q.· Do you think that colleges should offer a 13· · · ·football program? 14· ·A.· Yes. 15· ·Q.· Why? 16· ·A.· Because it provides school morale, it boosts 17· · · ·school morale, and gives something that 18· · · ·everyone can come together on. 19· ·Q.· And do you think that it's important for a 20· · · ·university to have something that the 21· · · ·students can all get together on? 22· ·A.· Yes. 23· ·Q.· Why? 24· ·A.· It just makes the experience of college that 25· · · ·much better. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 31 ·1· ·Q.· Do you think that one of the things that ·2· · · ·helps the entire student body rally around ·3· · · ·the football team is the fact that the ·4· · · ·players on the football team are also ·5· · · ·students? ·6· ·A.· Yes. ·7· ·Q.· Why do you think that helps to build the ·8· · · ·loyalty in the community? ·9· ·A.· Creates a more personal relationship with 10· · · ·people. 11· ·Q.· Do you have friends at the University of 12· · · ·Minnesota who do not play football? 13· ·A.· Yes. 14· ·Q.· Do you have a lot of friends who don't play 15· · · ·football? 16· ·A.· Yes. 17· ·Q.· What benefits do you think you receive by 18· · · ·being a football player at the University of 19· · · ·Minnesota? 20· ·A.· Able to learn things like teamwork, learn 21· · · ·how to balance a busy schedule, learning how 22· · · ·to cooperate with others if you disagree on 23· · · ·something. 24· ·Q.· Any other benefits that you think you 25· · · ·receive as a football player at the Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 32 ·1· · · ·University of Minnesota? ·2· ·A.· Yes. ·3· ·Q.· What other benefits? ·4· ·A.· It looks good on your college résumé -- or ·5· · · ·on your résumé. ·6· ·Q.· What do you mean by that? ·7· ·A.· That it shows people that you know how to ·8· · · ·balance your time wisely, and manage your ·9· · · ·time, especially if you done it all 10· · · ·throughout college. 11· ·Q.· And you think that will be helpful in 12· · · ·getting a job after you get out of college? 13· ·A.· Yes. 14· ·Q.· Any other benefits that you see by being a 15· · · ·football player at the University of 16· · · ·Minnesota? 17· ·A.· No. 18· ·Q.· You have an athletic scholarship, correct? 19· ·A.· As of right now? 20· ·Q.· For your four years -- or five years at the 21· · · ·University of Minnesota. 22· ·A.· This year I'm not. 23· ·Q.· This year you're not on scholarship? 24· ·A.· Yes. 25· ·Q.· But the first four years you were? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 33 ·1· ·A.· Correct. ·2· ·Q.· So let's talk about the first four years. ·3· · · · · · · · You did receive an athletic ·4· · · ·scholarship for four years, correct? ·5· ·A.· Yes. ·6· ·Q.· Do you think that that is a benefit that you ·7· · · ·received as a football player at the ·8· · · ·University of Minnesota? ·9· ·A.· Yes. 10· ·Q.· What did you receive as part of that 11· · · ·scholarship? 12· ·A.· Tuition, books, and room and board. 13· ·Q.· Do you know what the tuition is at the 14· · · ·University of Minnesota? 15· ·A.· I do not. 16· ·Q.· Do you have an estimate? 17· ·A.· I do not. 18· ·Q.· Do you know what it costs for room and board 19· · · ·at the University of Minnesota? 20· ·A.· No. 21· ·Q.· Do you have an estimate of that? 22· ·A.· Not off the top of my head. 23· ·Q.· Do you know what books cost at the 24· · · ·University of Minnesota? 25· ·A.· I don't.· It varies every semester. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 39 ·1· ·A.· Yes. ·2· ·Q.· And besides Coach Kill and Coach Brewster ·3· · · ·and Coach Dunbar, are there any other ·4· · · ·coaches on your team that have been ·5· · · ·particularly important to you as either a ·6· · · ·football player or as a person? ·7· ·A.· No. ·8· ·Q.· Do you think -- strike that. ·9· · · · · · · · Do you know how much Coach Kill 10· · · ·gets paid? 11· ·A.· I do not. 12· ·Q.· Do you have a sense that he's overpaid? 13· ·A.· I do not. 14· ·Q.· Do you believe that any of the coaches on 15· · · ·the University of Minnesota football team 16· · · ·are overpaid? 17· ·A.· I don't know. 18· ·Q.· But you do believe they should get paid for 19· · · ·what they're doing? 20· ·A.· Yes. 21· ·Q.· Does the University of Minnesota provide you 22· · · ·with any healthcare coverage? 23· ·A.· If you ask. 24· ·Q.· And during your first four years at the 25· · · ·school, did you ever ask for any healthcare Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 41 ·1· ·A.· Can you rephrase that? ·2· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: ·3· ·Q.· Sure.· Do you think you receive any ·4· · · ·benefits, as a football player, that other ·5· · · ·students at the University of Minnesota do ·6· · · ·not receive? ·7· · · · · · · · MR. STUCKEY:· Same objection. ·8· ·A.· Yes. ·9· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: 10· ·Q.· What benefits do you receive that 11· · · ·non-student athletes do not receive? 12· ·A.· I got a chance to start my own non-profit 13· · · ·organization.· There's a lot of 14· · · ·opportunities with community outreach that a 15· · · ·lot of student athletes participate in. 16· · · · · · · · I don't know if I wasn't a student 17· · · ·athlete that I would have the same 18· · · ·opportunities to go out and do that kind of 19· · · ·stuff. 20· ·Q.· Any other benefits that you believe you 21· · · ·receive as a football player that students 22· · · ·at the University of Minnesota who don't 23· · · ·play football do not receive? 24· ·A.· I get to run out in front of 60,000 people 25· · · ·every Saturday. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 42 ·1· ·Q.· And that's a benefit? ·2· ·A.· Yes. ·3· ·Q.· Any other benefits? ·4· ·A.· No. ·5· ·Q.· How much time do you spend on community ·6· · · ·outreach or community service? ·7· ·A.· Every week or every month? ·8· ·Q.· Whichever way.· Any way you feel is easiest ·9· · · ·to describe. 10· ·A.· I have -- I work with Hope for the City. 11· · · ·It's a non-profit organization.· I've worked 12· · · ·with ACES, Boys and Girls Club, and so it's 13· · · ·kind of whenever they have a certain event 14· · · ·that we'll get invited to, then we'll go. 15· ·Q.· So in a given week approximately how much 16· · · ·time do you spend on any aspect of community 17· · · ·service or community outreach? 18· ·A.· Four to six hours. 19· ·Q.· Can you describe your schedule, in a typical 20· · · ·week, during the college football season. 21· ·A.· Yes. Deposition 611 22· ·Q.· What's your schedule like? 23· ·A.· Which day? 24· ·Q.· Take us through an ordinary week. 25· ·A.· Mondays are our off day, so we don't really Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 43 Objection 611 ·1· · · ·have anything but class.· So I have class ·2· · · ·from around 9 to 11, and then class from ·3· · · ·3:45 to around 7:30. ·4· · · · · · · · Tuesday, because I graduated, I ·5· · · ·don't have class on Tuesday/Thursdays, and ·6· · · ·then Wednesdays I have class from 8 to 11, I ·7· · · ·work out at 12:30, and then practice is ·8· · · ·from -- practice is every Tuesday, ·9· · · ·Wednesday, Thursday from about 1:30 to about 10· · · ·7, have to be at the complex around 1:30, 11· · · ·and then after that we usually have training 12· · · ·table, and then study hall from about 7 to 13· · · ·9. 14· ·Q.· And complete the week then. 15· ·A.· Then Fridays, depending on if we have a home 16· · · ·game or an away game, we lift at 6:30 in the 17· · · ·morning regardless.· If we have a home game, 18· · · ·then the whole team will practice at 2:30 to 19· · · ·around 5.· If it's an away game then it's 20· · · ·meetings and different things before you 21· · · ·travel. 22· ·Q.· And then the weekends? 23· ·A.· Saturday, game day, so if it's a home game, 24· · · ·get up around 7, be at the complex by 7:15, 25· · · ·that's if you don't travel, and then you go Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 44 Objection 611 ·1· · · ·through the victory walk, and then the ·2· · · ·game starts at 11, get done around 4:30, ·3· · · ·5 o'clock, go home and hang out with some of ·4· · · ·your buddies, and then Sunday we have ·5· · · ·practice from around 2:30 to about 7. ·6· ·Q.· You said that you already graduated? ·7· ·A.· Correct. ·8· ·Q.· When did you graduate? ·9· ·A.· This past summer. 10· ·Q.· What was your degree in? 11· ·A.· Double majored in business marketing and 12· · · ·youth studies. 13· ·Q.· And you said that you're continuing to take 14· · · ·classes now at the University of Minnesota, 15· · · ·correct? 16· ·A.· Correct. 17· ·Q.· Why are you continuing to take classes? 18· ·A.· Further my education. 19· ·Q.· Are you seeking an additional degree beyond 20· · · ·your undergraduate degree? 21· ·A.· Minor in sociology. 22· ·Q.· When will you obtain your minor in 23· · · ·sociology? 24· ·A.· If I keep going through school and go to 25· · · ·summer school and everything, next fall. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 45 ·1· ·Q.· Is that your plans right now? ·2· ·A.· Correct. ·3· ·Q.· How many hours a week, during the football ·4· · · ·season, do you think you spend either going ·5· · · ·to class or studying for class? ·6· ·A.· On average? ·7· ·Q.· Yes. ·8· ·A.· Each week kind of varies.· Like this week is ·9· · · ·mid-term, so we have a lot more papers and 10· · · ·stuff coming up, so I'll spend a little more 11· · · ·time in the library in the next few weeks. 12· · · · · · · · But if I had to make a guess, 13· · · ·probably close to 15 hours a week probably 14· · · ·just with different studying, study hall and 15· · · ·different groups meeting and stuff. 16· ·Q.· And then is your class time in addition to 17· · · ·those 15 hours or so? 18· ·A.· Yes.· It would be -- well, with class time, 19· · · ·that would be probably adding on -- that was 20· · · ·just studying and meetings with groups 21· · · ·outside of the classroom. 22· ·Q.· Have you heard of the 20-hour rule applied 23· · · ·to football? 24· ·A.· Yes. 25· ·Q.· What do you understand the 20-hour rule to Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 46 ·1· · · ·be? ·2· ·A.· That you're only allowed to do 20 hours of ·3· · · ·football-related activities, whether that ·4· · · ·includes practice, meetings or film, and ·5· · · ·lifting. ·6· ·Q.· And does the University of Minnesota comply ·7· · · ·with the 20-hour rule? ·8· ·A.· Yes. ·9· ·Q.· Let's move to the spring semester when it's 10· · · ·not the football season. Objection 611 11· · · · · · · · Could you describe your typical 12· · · ·weekly schedule during the spring. 13· ·A.· Yep.· Wake up every day at 5 o'clock -- we 14· · · ·run at 5:45, so I'll get up at 5, and I'll 15· · · ·walk to the football complex, workouts are 16· · · ·from 5:45 to about 7:30, class is from 17· · · ·around 8 to 11, get like a two-, 18· · · ·two-and-a-half hour break, and then you lift 19· · · ·at -- I was lifting at 4:30. 20· · · · · · · · So I'll get done around 6 with 21· · · ·lifting, and then we have on the field stuff 22· · · ·at 6:30 until about 7:30, 8 o'clock, study 23· · · ·for a little bit, hang out, and then 24· · · ·probably in bed by 11, and do it all again. 25· · · ·That's pretty repetitive. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 47 Objection 611 ·1· ·Q.· Is that your typical schedule Monday through ·2· · · ·Friday? ·3· ·A.· Yes. ·4· · · · · · · · And then Saturdays would be we lift ·5· · · ·at 10, and then on the field stuff is ·6· · · ·usually around 11:30, and then we're done by ·7· · · ·1. ·8· ·Q.· And is your class schedule, the amount of ·9· · · ·time you spend in the classroom and the 10· · · ·amount of time you spend studying or working 11· · · ·outside the class, is that approximately the 12· · · ·same in the spring as in the fall, or does 13· · · ·it vary? 14· ·A.· It varies. 15· ·Q.· And do you typically have more class work 16· · · ·and homework in the spring or in the fall or 17· · · ·could that vary? 18· ·A.· That can vary. 19· ·Q.· Do you know whether the University of 20· · · ·Minnesota requires you to obtain certain 21· · · ·grades in your coursework in order to play 22· · · ·football? 23· ·A.· Yes. 24· ·Q.· Do you recall what that grade level is? 25· ·A.· Not specifically, no. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 48 ·1· ·Q.· Have you always obtained those grades? ·2· ·A.· Yes. ·3· ·Q.· So you've always been eligible to play from ·4· · · ·an academic standpoint? ·5· ·A.· Yes. ·6· ·Q.· Did anybody in the athletic department ever ·7· · · ·talk to you, either individually or as part ·8· · · ·of a team, about the importance of your ·9· · · ·education? 10· ·A.· Yes. 11· ·Q.· Who discussed that with you? 12· ·A.· Coach Kill stresses that a lot.· Pretty much 13· · · ·it's a pretty common theme that education is 14· · · ·the first thing, that when you come to 15· · · ·Minnesota that's the first thing that you're 16· · · ·going to do is get your education. 17· ·Q.· And tell me what Coach Kill in particular 18· · · ·has said to you and your teammates about the 19· · · ·importance of education. 20· ·A.· That it's very important to be successful in 21· · · ·life is to have your college degree. 22· ·Q.· Is it fair to say that most of your 23· · · ·teammates will not play professional 24· · · ·football? 25· ·A.· Correct. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 49 ·1· ·Q.· And do you think most of your teammates ·2· · · ·understand that? ·3· ·A.· I don't know. ·4· ·Q.· You understood that from the time you joined ·5· · · ·the University of Minnesota, correct? ·6· ·A.· As far as what? ·7· ·Q.· You understood that there was a likelihood ·8· · · ·that you and most of your teammates would ·9· · · ·not play professional football. 10· ·A.· Correct. 11· ·Q.· You hoped to play professional football some 12· · · ·day when you joined, correct? 13· ·A.· Correct. 14· ·Q.· But you were realistic that most players 15· · · ·don't play professional football, correct? 16· ·A.· Yes. 17· ·Q.· What do you plan on doing after you leave 18· · · ·college? 19· ·A.· I don't know. 20· ·Q.· How did you go about picking your major at 21· · · ·the University of Minnesota? 22· ·A.· It was what I was passionate -- I was 23· · · ·passionate about working with people, being 24· · · ·able to help people. 25· ·Q.· So you decided -- strike that. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 50 ·1· · · · · · · · Remind me again what your majors ·2· · · ·are. ·3· ·A.· Business marketing and youth studies.· So ·4· · · ·working with, like, non-profit development ·5· · · ·and kids. ·6· ·Q.· And do you think that when you leave the ·7· · · ·University of Minnesota you're likely to try ·8· · · ·to find employment in that area? ·9· ·A.· I don't know. 10· ·Q.· Have you applied for any jobs yet? 11· ·A.· No. 12· ·Q.· What was your GPA when you graduated? 13· ·A.· I can't remember. 14· ·Q.· Can you give me an estimate? 15· ·A.· I can't remember. 16· ·Q.· Were you a B student? 17· ·A.· I was able to get into college, that's all I 18· · · ·remember, that my grades were good enough 19· · · ·that I was able to get into college. 20· ·Q.· Yeah, I'm talking about in college.· What 21· · · ·was your GPA when you graduated college? 22· ·A.· Oh, off the top of my head I don't remember. 23· ·Q.· But were you basically a B student at the 24· · · ·University of Minnesota? 25· ·A.· Yeah.· There's some classes I struggled in, Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 52 ·1· ·Q.· Did you try to push yourself academically? ·2· ·A.· Yes. ·3· ·Q.· So I take it you didn't just reach out to ·4· · · ·try to take the easiest classes that the ·5· · · ·school offered? ·6· ·A.· No. ·7· ·Q.· Do you think it's unfair for people to view ·8· · · ·college football players as just dumb jocks? ·9· ·A.· I don't know. 10· ·Q.· You don't view yourself that way, correct? 11· ·A.· Correct. 12· ·Q.· And you don't view a lot of your teammates 13· · · ·that way, correct? 14· ·A.· Correct. 15· ·Q.· And that's because you know them, correct? 16· ·A.· Yes. 17· ·Q.· And is it fair to say that a lot of your 18· · · ·teammates work hard on their academic 19· · · ·classes? 20· ·A.· Yes. 21· ·Q.· Does the University of Minnesota offer any 22· · · ·academic services or tutoring to you as a 23· · · ·football player? 24· ·A.· Yes. 25· ·Q.· What do they offer? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 53 ·1· ·A.· If you need help in the class they'll get ·2· · · ·you a tutor that can help you with that ·3· · · ·specific class. ·4· ·Q.· Have you taken advantage of that tutoring ·5· · · ·opportunity? ·6· ·A.· Yes. ·7· ·Q.· In which classes? ·8· ·A.· Econ, professional business writing, and ·9· · · ·there was like a grammatical few weeks of 10· · · ·one of the classes that I needed help on. 11· ·Q.· And did you find the tutoring services to be 12· · · ·helpful to you? 13· ·A.· Yes. 14· ·Q.· And do you think it helped to improve your 15· · · ·performance academically? 16· ·A.· Yes. 17· ·Q.· Do you know if those tutoring services are 18· · · ·available to students at the University of 19· · · ·Minnesota who do not play athletics? 20· ·A.· I know that the same way that we have to 21· · · ·apply for a tutor, that you can go to One 22· · · ·Stop and apply for a tutor as well. 23· ·Q.· Is there anyone in the University of 24· · · ·Minnesota Athletic Department who is 25· · · ·responsible for working with you on your Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 54 ·1· · · ·academics? ·2· ·A.· As far as? ·3· ·Q.· Just keeping track of what classes you ·4· · · ·should take and how you're doing in the ·5· · · ·classes? ·6· ·A.· We have an academic advisor. ·7· ·Q.· And what is his or her name? ·8· ·A.· Shaina Rigsby. ·9· ·Q.· And is she helpful to you? 10· ·A.· Very. 11· ·Q.· And what things does she help you with? 12· ·A.· Helping us prioritize our class schedule, 13· · · ·learning what fits with what, and kind of 14· · · ·pointing us in the right direction, and if 15· · · ·we need help usually she's available to 16· · · ·talk. 17· ·Q.· And have you found, over the course of your 18· · · ·years at the University of Minnesota, that 19· · · ·she's been an important resource for you? 20· ·A.· Very. 21· ·Q.· Do you know whether you get to register for 22· · · ·classes earlier than other students at the 23· · · ·University of Minnesota? 24· ·A.· We are. 25· ·Q.· And does that help you to make sure that you Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 55 ·1· · · ·get a schedule that works for you? ·2· ·A.· That works for the team, yes. ·3· ·Q.· So they help to arrange your classes on ·4· · · ·certain days of the week that work better ·5· · · ·for your football schedule? ·6· ·A.· Yes. ·7· ·Q.· And yet you're still able to take the ·8· · · ·courses you need to graduate with the two ·9· · · ·majors that you wanted to graduate with, 10· · · ·correct? 11· ·A.· Correct. 12· ·Q.· Now, you said that you had an athletic 13· · · ·scholarship for the first four years at the 14· · · ·University, correct? 15· ·A.· Correct. 16· ·Q.· When you consider all of the benefits that 17· · · ·you've received from that scholarship, did 18· · · ·you ever find a time when there was not 19· · · ·enough money to cover the costs of attending 20· · · ·the University of Minnesota? 21· ·A.· Can you rephrase that? Objection 611 22· ·Q.· Sure.· Did you have enough money to cover 23· · · ·your costs of attending the University of 24· · · ·Minnesota during your first four years at 25· · · ·the school? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 56 Objection 611 ·1· ·A.· As far as like tuition and books and ·2· · · ·everything? ·3· ·Q.· And food and rent and anything else you ·4· · · ·needed to attend the University of ·5· · · ·Minnesota. ·6· ·A.· No. ·7· ·Q.· You did not have enough money? ·8· ·A.· At times, no. ·9· ·Q.· So what kind of costs were you not able to 10· · · ·cover during those first four years? 11· ·A.· Mostly food. 12· ·Q.· And what did you do in those situations? 13· ·A.· Pooled our money together and went to Taco 14· · · ·Bell. 15· ·Q.· Did you ever go hungry? 16· ·A.· At times. 17· ·Q.· And what did you do then? 18· ·A.· Not enough money. 19· ·Q.· Did you ever ask anybody who was employed by 20· · · ·the University of Minnesota to give you more 21· · · ·money for food? 22· ·A.· No. 23· ·Q.· How much more money do you think you would 24· · · ·need in order to cover the full cost of the 25· · · ·food that you wanted during those first four Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 59 ·1· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: ·2· ·Q.· If you had not received an athletic ·3· · · ·scholarship to the University of Minnesota ·4· · · ·could you or your family have afforded the ·5· · · ·tuition at the University of Minnesota? ·6· ·A.· No. ·7· ·Q.· So you would have applied for financial aid? ·8· ·A.· Yes. ·9· ·Q.· Did you understand that when you received an 10· · · ·athletic scholarship to the University of 11· · · ·Minnesota, that that scholarship was 12· · · ·conditioned on you complying with the rules 13· · · ·of the NCAA? 14· ·A.· Yes. 15· ·Q.· And were you given an opportunity to 16· · · ·familiarize yourself with the NCAA rules? 17· ·A.· As far as? 18· ·Q.· The rules that would govern college 19· · · ·athletes. 20· ·A.· Like were we given their rule book? 21· ·Q.· A rule book or a summary of rules.· Some 22· · · ·document that would set forth the rules. 23· ·A.· Yes. 24· ·Q.· And did you receive that before you started 25· · · ·playing football in your freshman year? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 60 ·1· ·A.· Yes. ·2· ·Q.· And did you have an opportunity to review ·3· · · ·it? ·4· ·A.· Yes. ·5· ·Q.· Did you review it? ·6· ·A.· I honestly couldn't tell you. ·7· · · · · · · · MR. POMERANTZ:· Why don't we just ·8· · · ·take a five-minute break or so. ·9· · · · · · · · VIDEOGRAPHER:· We are going off the 10· · · ·record at 9:43 a.m. 11· · · · · · (Whereupon, a recess was taken.) 12· · · · · · · · VIDEOGRAPHER:· We are back on the 13· · · ·record.· This is the beginning of media 14· · · ·number 2 in the deposition of Moses Alipate. 15· · · ·The time is 9:57 a.m. 16· · · · · · · · We're back on the record. 17· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: 18· ·Q.· Mr. Alipate, has anyone ever taken a test 19· · · ·for you at the University of Minnesota? 20· ·A.· No. 21· ·Q.· Has anyone ever written a paper for you at 22· · · ·the University of Minnesota? 23· ·A.· No. 24· ·Q.· To your knowledge, has anyone ever taken a 25· · · ·test or written a paper for any of your Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 61 ·1· · · ·teammates? ·2· ·A.· Not to my knowledge. ·3· ·Q.· Do you think you've received a good ·4· · · ·education from the University of Minnesota? ·5· ·A.· Yes. ·6· · · · · · · · MR. POMERANTZ:· Let me have marked ·7· · · ·as Exhibit 1047 a student athlete handbook ·8· · · ·for the University of Minnesota for the ·9· · · ·years 2012/2013. 10· · · · · · (At this time ALIPATE Deposition 11· · · · · · Exhibit 1047 was marked for 12· · · · · · identification by the Court Reporter.) 13· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: 14· ·Q.· Mr. Alipate, can you identify this document 15· · · ·for me? 16· ·A.· Yes.· It's the student athlete handbook. 17· ·Q.· And was this provided to you by the 18· · · ·University of Minnesota? 19· ·A.· Yes. 20· ·Q.· Do you receive a copy of this handbook each 21· · · ·year? 22· ·A.· Yes.· Not in this exact form, but yes. 23· ·Q.· And from time to time have you had an 24· · · ·opportunity to read certain portions of this 25· · · ·handbook? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 64 ·1· · · ·you work on your résumé for job ·2· · · ·applications? ·3· ·A.· If you ask, yes. ·4· ·Q.· You mentioned some community service ·5· · · ·programs that you participate in, correct? ·6· ·A.· Yes. ·7· ·Q.· Were any of those made available to you ·8· · · ·through the athletic department at the ·9· · · ·University of Minnesota? 10· ·A.· Yes.· The Boys and Girls Club. 11· ·Q.· Could you turn to page 11 of the handbook. 12· ·A.· (The Witness complying.) 13· ·Q.· This is the code of conduct that you were 14· · · ·referring to? 15· ·A.· Correct. 16· · · · · · · · MR. STUCKEY:· Are you looking at 17· · · ·Bates 377? 18· · · · · · · · MR. POMERANTZ:· Yes. 19· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: 20· ·Q.· And you've read this code of conduct before? 21· ·A.· Yes. 22· ·Q.· And you've tried your best to abide by it? 23· ·A.· Yes. 24· ·Q.· Do you think that it's a privilege to play 25· · · ·college football at the University of Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 65 ·1· · · ·Minnesota? ·2· ·A.· Yes. ·3· ·Q.· Why do you think it's a privilege? ·4· ·A.· Not a lot of people are able to do this. ·5· ·Q.· Do you think a lot more people want to do it ·6· · · ·than get a chance to do it? ·7· ·A.· Correct. ·8· ·Q.· And do you think with that privilege comes ·9· · · ·responsibility? 10· ·A.· Yes. 11· ·Q.· And that's what the code of conduct says in 12· · · ·the very first paragraph, correct? 13· ·A.· Yes. 14· ·Q.· What responsibility do you think you take on 15· · · ·as a football player at the University of 16· · · ·Minnesota? 17· ·A.· Set a good example for the University, 18· · · ·represent my University well when I'm not on 19· · · ·campus.· And that's it. 20· ·Q.· Do you think you have a responsibility to 21· · · ·take advantage of the academic opportunities 22· · · ·available to you at the University of 23· · · ·Minnesota in exchange for getting an 24· · · ·athletic scholarship? 25· ·A.· Do I think I have to? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 76 ·1· · · ·that you joined the University of Minnesota ·2· · · ·football team? ·3· ·A.· I believe so. ·4· ·Q.· And did you think that having a special ·5· · · ·network devoted to Big 10 sports was a ·6· · · ·benefit to you? ·7· ·A.· I think it's a benefit to the whole Big 10. ·8· ·Q.· Including its players and its universities? ·9· ·A.· And the NCAA. 10· ·Q.· And the NCAA? 11· ·A.· Yep. 12· ·Q.· All of them? 13· ·A.· Yes. Objection 611 14· ·Q.· Why did you decide to join this lawsuit? 15· ·A.· Because I wanted to see the rules that were 16· · · ·being brought up about players being paid 17· · · ·changed. 18· ·Q.· Any other reasons? 19· ·A.· I really wanted the rules changed. 20· ·Q.· That's it? 21· ·A.· Yes. 22· ·Q.· And which particular rules did you want 23· · · ·changed? 24· ·A.· That athletes should be allowed to be paid 25· · · ·for the revenue that they do bring into the Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 77 Objection 611 ·1· · · ·school and the amount of work that they do. ·2· ·Q.· And by athletes, you're referring to ·3· · · ·Division I football and men's basketball ·4· · · ·players? ·5· ·A.· Correct. ·6· ·Q.· Were you approached by someone to join this ·7· · · ·lawsuit, or did you approach someone to join ·8· · · ·this lawsuit? ·9· ·A.· I was approached. 10· ·Q.· Who approached you? 11· ·A.· My teammate Joey Balthazar. 12· ·Q.· I'm sorry, the name? 13· ·A.· Joey Balthazar. 14· ·Q.· And what did Mr. Balthazar say to you? 15· · · · · · · · MR. STUCKEY:· I'm going to object 16· · · ·on that.· It's privileged information. 17· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: 18· ·Q.· Was Mr. Balthazar a player on your team? 19· ·A.· He was. 20· · · · · · · · MR. POMERANTZ:· What's privileged 21· · · ·about it? 22· · · · · · · · MR. STUCKEY:· Mr. Balthazar also 23· · · ·works with one of the attorneys here at the 24· · · ·firm. 25· · · · · · · · MS. STEINER:· He's an employee of Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 88 ·1· ·Q.· How about women who play soccer? ·2· ·A.· I don't know. ·3· ·Q.· How about men who are on the track and field ·4· · · ·team. ·5· ·A.· I don't know. ·6· ·Q.· Do you think one of the reasons why football ·7· · · ·players should get played is because they ·8· · · ·appear on television and the television ·9· · · ·networks pay money for that? 10· ·A.· I don't know. 11· ·Q.· Do you know how hard women basketball 12· · · ·players work to play basketball at the 13· · · ·University of Minnesota? 14· ·A.· I don't.· I don't know. 15· ·Q.· Do you know how hard women soccer players 16· · · ·work? 17· ·A.· I don't know. 18· ·Q.· How about the men who play track and field? 19· ·A.· I do not know. 20· ·Q.· Are you aware that the University of 21· · · ·Minnesota receives money from having its 22· · · ·games televised? 23· ·A.· I am, yes. 24· ·Q.· Do you know what the University of Minnesota 25· · · ·does with that money? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 89 ·1· ·A.· I do not. ·2· ·Q.· Have you ever tried to find out what the ·3· · · ·University of Minnesota does with that ·4· · · ·money? ·5· ·A.· No. ·6· ·Q.· If 50 percent of the money that the ·7· · · ·University of Minnesota receives for having ·8· · · ·its games televised are given to football ·9· · · ·and basketball players at the University of 10· · · ·Minnesota, do you know what the University 11· · · ·of Minnesota would do to cover that expense? 12· · · · · · · · MR. STUCKEY:· Objection, form. 13· ·A.· I do not, no. 14· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: 15· ·Q.· Do you know if the University of Minnesota 16· · · ·would have to cut back on the money it 17· · · ·spends on women's sports in order to pay the 18· · · ·money that you are seeking in this lawsuit? 19· · · · · · · · MR. STUCKEY:· Objection, form. 20· ·A.· I do not know. 21· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: 22· ·Q.· If the University of Minnesota had to cut 23· · · ·back on the money it spent on women's sports 24· · · ·in order to pay men who play football and 25· · · ·basketball at the University of Minnesota, Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 90 ·1· · · ·would that change your view about whether ·2· · · ·you should be pursuing this lawsuit? ·3· · · · · · · · MR. STUCKEY:· Same objection. ·4· ·A.· I don't know. ·5· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: ·6· ·Q.· If the University of Minnesota would have to ·7· · · ·cut back on the money it spent on men's ·8· · · ·sports, other than football and basketball, ·9· · · ·in order to pay the money that you are 10· · · ·seeking in this lawsuit, would that matter 11· · · ·to you in any way? 12· ·A.· I haven't even thought about it. 13· ·Q.· If the University of Minnesota would have to 14· · · ·raise tuition or fees that all students had 15· · · ·to pay in order to cover the money that you 16· · · ·are seeking in this lawsuit, would that 17· · · ·matter to you? 18· ·A.· I haven't even given it any thought. 19· ·Q.· Do you know whether the University of 20· · · ·Minnesota makes money or loses money on its 21· · · ·college football program? 22· ·A.· I'm not sure. 23· ·Q.· Does that matter to you in your decision 24· · · ·whether to pursue this lawsuit? 25· ·A.· I haven't given it any thought. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 91 ·1· ·Q.· Do you know whether the University of ·2· · · ·Minnesota makes money or loses money on its ·3· · · ·college basketball program? ·4· ·A.· I haven't thought about it. ·5· ·Q.· Would that matter to you in terms of your ·6· · · ·decision whether to pursue this lawsuit? ·7· ·A.· I haven't thought about it. ·8· ·Q.· Do you know whether the University of ·9· · · ·Minnesota makes money or loses money on its 10· · · ·entire athletic program? 11· ·A.· I do not know. 12· ·Q.· Would that matter to you in your decision 13· · · ·whether to pursue this lawsuit? 14· ·A.· I haven't thought about it. 15· ·Q.· What is your desired outcome for this 16· · · ·lawsuit? 17· ·A.· For the rules to be changed. 18· ·Q.· And if you got to set the new rules, what 19· · · ·would those rules be? 20· ·A.· I haven't thought about it. 21· ·Q.· If you were paid for your work in playing 22· · · ·college football, what would you do with the 23· · · ·money? 24· ·A.· I haven't thought about it. 25· ·Q.· Do you think that the football players at Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 93 ·1· · · ·they saw you on TV? ·2· ·A.· Yes. ·3· ·Q.· Have you ever heard from your family that ·4· · · ·they saw you on TV? ·5· ·A.· Yes. ·6· ·Q.· Is it fair to say that you do not believe ·7· · · ·high school football players should be paid ·8· · · ·even if their games are televised? ·9· ·A.· Yes. 10· ·Q.· And is it fair to say that you do not 11· · · ·believe that Little League baseball players 12· · · ·should be paid even if their games are 13· · · ·televised? 14· ·A.· Yes. 15· ·Q.· Why do you think Little League baseball 16· · · ·players should not be paid even if their 17· · · ·games are televised? 18· ·A.· I haven't really thought too much about 19· · · ·that. 20· ·Q.· What uses of your name or image or likeness 21· · · ·do you think you should be paid for? 22· ·A.· I haven't really given that too much thought 23· · · ·as well. 24· ·Q.· Do you think if you play a game, and it 25· · · ·happens to be televised, that you should be Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 94 ·1· · · ·paid because it's televised? ·2· ·A.· I haven't really had that train of thought. ·3· ·Q.· That's not something you believe in? ·4· ·A.· I haven't really thought about it. ·5· ·Q.· Are there any uses of your name or image or ·6· · · ·likeness that you think you should not be ·7· · · ·paid for? ·8· ·A.· I haven't thought about that. ·9· ·Q.· Have you ever been interviewed on 10· · · ·television? 11· ·A.· Yes. 12· ·Q.· When? 13· ·A.· High school, college during the spring game. 14· ·Q.· When you were interviewed on television, did 15· · · ·you think you should be paid for that 16· · · ·interview? 17· ·A.· I haven't really thought about that. 18· ·Q.· Were you paid for that interview? 19· ·A.· No. 20· ·Q.· Did you ever voice an objection to not being 21· · · ·paid when you were interviewed on 22· · · ·television? 23· ·A.· No. 24· ·Q.· Did you ever voice an objection about not 25· · · ·being paid when your game was televised? Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 97 ·1· ·Q.· Let me show you what's previously been ·2· · · ·marked as Exhibit 1005. ·3· · · · · · · · Just take a moment to read ·4· · · ·Exhibit 1005, Mr. Alipate. ·5· ·A.· (The Witness complying.) ·6· ·Q.· Is this the kind of form you were referring ·7· · · ·to? ·8· ·A.· Yes. ·9· ·Q.· And does this look, in substance, like the 10· · · ·form that you signed each year at the 11· · · ·University of Minnesota? 12· ·A.· Yes. 13· ·Q.· To your knowledge, has the University of 14· · · ·Minnesota, or the NCAA, ever used your name, 15· · · ·image or likeness to promote a commercial 16· · · ·product? 17· ·A.· I'm not sure. 18· ·Q.· You're not aware of it as you sit here 19· · · ·today? 20· ·A.· Yes. 21· ·Q.· When you signed a form similar to 22· · · ·Exhibit 1005, did you understand what you 23· · · ·were signing? 24· ·A.· Yes. 25· ·Q.· All right.· Let's turn to video games. Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 101 ·1· · · ·image or likeness in 2010, 2011, 2012 or ·2· · · ·2013? ·3· ·A.· Has anybody ever told me? ·4· ·Q.· Yes. ·5· ·A.· Yes. ·6· ·Q.· Who? ·7· ·A.· My little brother -- or my little brothers. ·8· ·Q.· I thought you said in the 2009 game it was ·9· · · ·there. 10· ·A.· It was the -- whichever year is after that 11· · · ·fall season.· They call it like 2009, the 12· · · ·year before.· I'm not really sure how to 13· · · ·explain it.· It's always like a year 14· · · ·after -15· ·Q.· Okay. 16· ·A.· -- if that makes sense. 17· ·Q.· Is it fair to say that you heard that your 18· · · ·image or likeness was used only in one year? 19· ·A.· Yes. 20· ·Q.· And not in any other year? 21· ·A.· Yes. 22· ·Q.· Have you ever tried to license your name, 23· · · ·image or likeness? 24· ·A.· No. 25· ·Q.· Do you think anyone would want to license Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 102 ·1· · · ·your name, image or likeness? ·2· ·A.· I have no idea. ·3· · · · · · · · MR. POMERANTZ:· Let's take ·4· · · ·five minutes. ·5· · · · · · · · VIDEOGRAPHER:· We are going off the ·6· · · ·record at 10:51 a.m. ·7· · · · · · (Whereupon, a recess was taken.) ·8· · · · · · · · VIDEOGRAPHER:· We're back on the ·9· · · ·record at 11:04 a.m. 10· ·BY MR. POMERANTZ: 11· ·Q.· Mr. Alipate, I have no further questions, 12· · · ·and I appreciate your time this morning. 13· ·A.· Thank you. 14· · · · · · · · MR. STUCKEY:· No further 15· · · ·questions -- no questions from our side. 16· · · · · · · · MR. POMERANTZ:· And I think there's 17· · · ·a -- from what I was told in my last 18· · · ·deposition there's some standard stipulation 19· · · ·that you guys agreed to a long time ago that 20· · · ·we just abide.· How's that? 21· · · · · · · · MS. STEINER:· Sure.· Whatever it's 22· · · ·been for four years we'll keep doing. 23· · · · · · · · We tend to read and sign, but have 24· · · ·never objected to the use of the deposition 25· · · ·before the errata sheet got signed, so Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400 YVer1f IN RE NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME AND LIKENESS LICENSING LITIGATION Moses Alipate on 10/17/2013 Page 104 ·1· ·STATE OF MINNESOTA· ) · · · · · · · · · · · · ) ss ·2· ·COUNTY OF HENNEPIN· ) ·3 · · ·4· · · ·5 · · ·6· · · ·7· · · ·8 · · ·9· · · 10· 11· · · 12· · · 13· · · 14 · · 15· · · 16 · · 17· · · 18 · · · Be it known that I took the deposition ·of MOSES ALIPATE on the 17th day of October, ·2013 at Minneapolis, Minnesota; · · · That I was then and there a Notary ·Public in and for the County of Hennepin, ·State of Minnesota, and that by virtue ·thereof, I was duly authorized to administer ·an oath; · · · That the witness before testifying was ·by me first duly sworn to testify the whole ·truth and nothing but the truth relative to ·said cause; · · · That the testimony of said witness was ·recorded in Stenotype by myself and ·transcribed into typewriting under my ·direction, and that the deposition is a true ·record of the testimony given by the witness ·to the best of my ability; · · · That I am not related to any of the ·parties hereto nor interested in the outcome ·of the action; · · · That the reading and signing of the ·deposition by the witness was executed as ·evidenced by the preceding page; 19· · · · That Notice of Filing was waived. 20 · · · · · WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL THIS ____ day 21· ·of __________, 2013. 22 23· ·________________________________________ · · · · · · · Kelly L. Hemsath, RPR 24· · · · · · Court Reporter 25 Huseby, Inc. 555 North Point Center, E., #403, Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.huseby.com (404) 875-0400

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