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Sports talk icon Paul Finebaum visits Montgomery

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The always opinionated Paul Finebaum was in Montgomery Friday evening to sign copies of his new book, "My conference can beat your conference: Why the SEC still rules college football".

Finebaum, who currently hosts a nationwide ESPN Radio program, will be a part of the launch of the SEC Network Thursday.

While in town, WSFA 12 News asked the sports talk icon what he thought of the O'Bannon ruling, which opens the door for college athletes to be paid after their careers.

"It's going to be appealed, and it will be appealed," Finebaum said. "And it's going to be in court for a long time. But I think the headline is: 'The NCAA is dead.'"

Finebaum adds, "This is a shot across the bow at Mark Emmert. He's done a miserable job of running this organization. In fact, he's run it right into the ground. But no one will shed a tear. No one feels sorry for the NCAA."

Finebaum's stop at the Montgomery Books-A-Million store was part of the seven city tour across the Southeast including Birmingham, Huntsville, Opelika, Mobile, Columbus and Baton Rouge.

Fans were on hand to purchase the book and have the radio host sign copies.

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