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Sports Law Replay - 10/22/12

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Sports Law Replay - 10/22/12

This week’s sports law news featured the NHL’s latest offer in CBA negotiations, Paul Tagliabue’s new role in the NFL’s bounty appeals, and the NCAA’s response to New Jersey’s sports gambling law.

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The NFL responded to the latest court filings concerning the bounty suspensions. http://bit.ly/RTqCNy 

A federal magistrate has ordered the NFL to provide the court with its documents related to the Saints bounty investigation. http://es.pn/XjfTzl 

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has recused himself from the bounty suspension appeals and appointed former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue in his place. Mike Triplett argues it’s the best move the NFL has made so far: http://bit.ly/Rd2031 

The NFL says Tagliabue is not a neutral arbitrator, but the CBA doesn’t require that he be neutral. http://bit.ly/TqHxvN 

The UFL has postponed the rest of its season until the spring. http://bit.ly/T6b8nL

NFL Commish


The IOC stated that it would wait for UCI’s decision regarding Lance Armstrong before it decided whether to strip Armstrong of his Olympic bronze medal. http://hrld.us/T9HZhG 

UCI has decided to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and to ban him from cycling. http://yhoo.it/RWz9lu 

Armstrong announced that he will resign as chairman of his Livestrong foundation. http://bit.ly/RFcDgT 

Nike and other sponsors have decided to end their relationship with Lance Armstrong. http://on.wsj.com/RSZwpS

Lance Armstrong


The NHL publicly released the terms of its latest proposal to the NHLPA in lockout negotiations: http://bit.ly/WmZQCB 

Here is the NHL’s explanation of its offer: http://bit.ly/Wz550w 

Is the NHL’s latest offer a breakthrough in CBA negotiations? http://bit.ly/QnIfDz 

Bob McKenzie details the NHLPA’s response to the NHL’s offer: http://bit.ly/RFoJGR 

James Mirtle on why the players won’t go for the NHL’s latest proposal: http://bit.ly/OIFa4L

NHL Lockout



The NCAA is attempting to block plaintiffs’ request for class action status in the O’Bannon v. NCAA case. http://usat.ly/TfS9gT 

Michael McCann briefly reviews the developments of the O’Bannon case. http://bit.ly/RGeOB2 

New Jersey officials spoke out about the NCAA’s decision to move championships out of the state in response to a new sports gambling law. http://bit.ly/RSvUJc 

Dan Wetzel criticizes the NCAA’s response to New Jersey’s new gambling law. http://yhoo.it/R8Zx9M 

Will the NCAA’s championship move from New Jersey hurt small businesses? http://bit.ly/Vv2oPT

John Infante examines a proposal for a more student-centered NCAA. http://bit.ly/RCBgLi 

NCAA Game Cover



Sports Law Replay - 10/17/12

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Sports Law Replay - 10/17/12

The Sports Law Replay is back after fall break, and we’ve got more sports law news than ever before. This week’s edition features plenty of NCAA issues, plus the NHL lockout and NFL bounty suspensions.

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Tim O’Brien considers the future of big time college sports: http://bit.ly/PmXdcu 

Warren Zola critiques the current balancing act between commercialism and education in college athletics. http://huff.to/QVsDYS 

The judge in the O’Bannon v. NCAA case has ordered ESPN to release its television contracts for Division I men’s basketball and football since 2005. http://bit.ly/QC3cLh 

The NCAA released a statement addressing the O’Bannon case: http://bit.ly/R7uXNG 

Mit Winter wonders if the O’Bannon case will lead to a stronger college athlete union: http://bit.ly/SzPfRP

California has passed the Student Athlete Bill of Rights. Text of the law is here: http://1.usa.gov/KLJWrP

Merrimack College has settled a gender-discrimination lawsuit against it and will create six new women’s sports teams as part of the settlement. http://bit.ly/SUShBL 

Former Penn State football assistant Mike McQueary has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the university. http://yhoo.it/VrWpIC 

A copy of the complaint is here: http://bit.ly/QGGAwt 

Penn State has begun settlement talks with twenty of Jerry Sandusky’s victims. http://bit.ly/QoUUbu 

The UNC academic scandal continues to unfold with an investigation into a class on Naval Weapons Systems. http://bit.ly/R7umM1 

Notre Dame has begun talks with the Big East to prepare to leave the conference for the ACC. http://es.pn/REcbwJ 

The NCAA has announced its punishment for Texas Southern University for major rules infractions. http://bit.ly/Ri4Jd6 

Five suggestions to reform the NCAA: http://bit.ly/QnzzitNHL



Professor Feldman offers Part 2 of his take on the NHL lockout: http://es.pn/SDuIHE 

Legal options to end the lockout may prove costly in the U.S. for the NHLPA. http://onforb.es/QCFySd 

The NHL may cancel the next month of games due to the lockout: http://bit.ly/V2GK5b 

The NHLPA is reportedly working on a new proposal to present to the NHL. http://es.pn/SSDlOP 

Pierre LeBrun weighs in on the NHL lockout: http://es.pn/OTLub1


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has released his new ruling on the Saints bounty suspensions (letters to all four players included): http://bit.ly/UEMuC8 

Here is the NFL’s memo to teams regarding Goodell’s renewed suspension ruling: http://bit.ly/T30IG0 

Here is the NFLPA’s statement in response to the Commissioner’s discipline: http://bit.ly/Pm9kfk 

Jonathan Vilma released a statement on the new bounty suspensions: http://bit.ly/UQe8GO 

Andrew Brandt writes that Goodell’s new ruling on the Saints bounty suspensions is not the end of the saga. http://es.pn/SQna4H 

Greg Bedard argues that Goodell made the right call. http://bo.st/QoVpSW 

All four of the suspended bounty players have appealed the suspensions and requested Goodell recuse himself from hearing the appeal due to bias and prejudice. http://es.pn/OtIkcD

Roger Goodell



The major sports leagues have called New Jersey’s sports betting law hypocritical: http://bit.ly/SZaTQW 

The NCAA has decided to relocate several championships out of New Jersey as a result of the law. http://bit.ly/Tp962T 

John Brennan breaks down the big names and issues concerning the New Jersey sports gambling law. http://bit.ly/Q2tcim 

The NBA has established new rules on flopping: http://es.pn/Ud9RlU 

The NBPA plans to file an unfair labor practices charge against the NBA over its new flopping penalties. http://cbsprt.co/PXrSzA 

The Arena Football League has a new CBA: http://bit.ly/PaLnHM 

Did Lance Armstrong catch the USADA by surprise? http://usat.ly/RJics1 

Three umpires accused of match-fixing in cricket are denying the allegations. http://bbc.in/RtUTSI 

Court documents show that Andy Roddick helped a tennis player get a reduced doping ban from The Court of Arbitration for Sport. http://wapo.st/SV21pR 

Robert McTernaghan writes an interesting article about doping in professional golf: http://bit.ly/RvWwPa

NBA Flop image



Sports Law Replay - 9/28/12

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Sports Law Replay - 9/28/12

Our “Friday Sports Links” is now the “Sports Law Replay.” We hope you enjoy our review of the recent news in the sports law world.

This week was the week of the lockout. The NFL faced the unpleasant consequences of its lockout of officials, while the NHL’s lockout continued with no end in sight.

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The NFL’s lockout of the NFLRA is now over, but Judy Battista explained why replacement officials sorely tested fans’ patience. http://nyti.ms/Qtlbqw 

During the referee lockout, the NFL Referees Association released a public letter calling for the NFL to end its lockout of the officials. http://bit.ly/PwTbQK 

The NFLPA also sent an open letter to the NFL calling for an end to the lockout and claiming the lockout violated the NFL’s obligation to promote a safe working environment. http://es.pn/PeqEhW 

Warren Zola discussed what players could do about the lockout, including claiming that the league was creating an “abnormally dangerous condition.” http://bit.ly/OlLssb 

The NFL released a statement on Thursday, September 27, 2012, announcing the end of its lockout of the NFLRA and the agreement of a new CBA. http://bit.ly/QoYtjA 

Darren Heitner argued that the league’s position compromised its integrity: http://onforb.es/POylMA 
He later reviewed the lockout after it ended: http://onforb.es/PrsLPv 

Alicia Jessop evaluates some of the released terms of the new agreement between the NFL and its referees. http://onforb.es/QI7hy1

The NFL moved to block New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s requests for discovery. http://es.pn/RYeDwG

NFL Referee


Here’s a ten day timeline of the NHL lockout: http://bit.ly/RmEiC9 

As the NHL lockout began, players started to sign in Europe and elsewhere overseas. http://nyti.ms/QeGitD 

The Quebec Labour Relations Board dismissed an injunction request by the NHLPA to prevent the NHL lockout in Quebec. http://bit.ly/SmBL7R 

John Shannon discusses some of the non-monetary issues at stake in the NHL lockout negotiations. http://bit.ly/ROwj3b 

The lockout may mean the cancellation of the Winter Classic in November. http://bit.ly/RGDfPV 

Here’s how some of the early NHL negotiations went: http://bit.ly/S4CBMs 
How is the NHL lockout affecting junior hockey leagues? http://bit.ly/Uvbiqy



John Infante provides details on UNC’s changing athletic standards and the difficulty in changing a culture. http://bit.ly/ScXpvE 

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorpe explains some of the changes and the reasons for making them. http://bit.ly/SBGic9 

A new agreement between the University of North Dakota (UND) and the NCAA will allow UND to retain some of its logos mentioning the “Fighting Sioux.” http://bit.ly/S0Onr7 
Former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings has filed suit against the University of Tennessee and athletic director Dave Hart, alleging that sex discrimination played a role in her forced retirement. http://bit.ly/TK8fQn

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Boxers Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are settling a defamation lawsuit filed by Pacquiao. http://bit.ly/VFfmqq 

The English Football Association levied a four game ban and £220,000 fine on John Terry following his use of a racial slur in a Premier League match. http://es.pn/PIhH1H




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