On Thursday, 8 Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit against the Big Ten, surprising many around the country.

The goal is to get the league to reverse its decision on postponing the football season until the spring, saying the decision didn’t follow established procedures.

On Monday afternoon, Big Ten attorney Andrew Luger said that the “harm would be incredible” if the Big Ten board of directors’ documents were made available to the public through a discovery phase:

That, of course, begs the question — why would it be so harmful? That statement makes it seem like the Big Ten does indeed have something to hide.

If anything, Luger’s statement just adds fuel to the fire, so we’ll see what the next step is in this groundbreaking lawsuit.