At today's proceedings of O'Bannon v. NCAA, an antitrust suit which seeks to give players a share of the profits off their likenesses, the NCAA's lawyers successfully objected to the entry into evidence of our map showing that coaches are the highest-paid public employees in 39 of 50 states.
NCAA objects to @Deadspin map being submitted as evidence — and wins
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) June 16, 2014
The judge apparently called the map "argumentative."
Why the plaintiffs' lawyers submitted the map rather than the data behind it, we have no idea. (Virality!) We're also not personally offended—the NCAA just appears to be challenging anything that makes it look bad, like "publicly available financial data" and "reported facts" and other such nonsense:
NCAA now objects to any facts reported by newspapers. Judge overrules
— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) June 16, 2014
Below, our original post explaining how the map was created.