§432.  Liability for loss of eligibility

A.  If an athlete loses his eligibility to participate in sports sanctioned by the federation or association of which the school or institution is a member, or if the school or institution is investigated or sanctioned by such federation or association as a result of any violation of the rules of the federation or association of which the school or institution is a member, the school or institution of higher education that such athlete attended shall have a cause of action, specifically including but not limited to an action of tortious interference with a contract, against such athlete, the athlete agent of such athlete, and any other parties connected with the violation.

B.  The prevailing party under a cause of action arising under Subsection A of this Section shall also have a right to collect reasonable attorney fees and court costs in addition to any other damages.

Acts 1999, No. 302, §1; Acts 2004, No. 351, §1.