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Alabama-Houndstooth Lawsuit
3:51 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Houndstooth Pattern

The University of Alabama System board of trustees and its president pro tem had filed the suit against Houndstooth Mafia Enterprises over its use of the houndstooth pattern.
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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit over use of the houndstooth pattern made famous by hats worn by former Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

The University of Alabama System board of trustees and its president pro tem had filed the suit against a Georgia-based company over its use of the houndstooth pattern.

In an order filed Monday, U.S. District Court Judge R. David Proctor dismissed the case, noting the parties had reached a settlement. Details of the settlement weren't immediately available.

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Arts & Life
8:51 am
Sun January 27, 2013

Players Remember Bear Bryant 30 Years After Death

Paul "Bear" Bryant with his signature houndstooth hat.
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(Information in the following story is from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com)


Former players and assistant coaches are remembering Paul "Bear" Bryant on the 30th anniversary of his death.


Bryant led the University of Alabama's football program to 323 wins and six national championships before his death on Jan. 26, 1983. The legendary coach's name has been invoked often as the Crimson Tide again won a national title this month under coach Nick Saban.

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