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Magazine not protected from revealing source

Updated: July 15, 2005, 8:20 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Alabama's shield law does not protect Sports Illustrated from having to identify a confidential source in a defamation suit by former University of Alabama football coach Mike Price.

But the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the anonymous source the magazine relied upon in an article about Price is "almost certainly" one of three women whose names have surfaced in the case. Before the magazine has to disclose the source, Price's ...

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