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Friday Sports Links - February 24, 2012

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It was a bit of a slow week in sports law, but concussions and issues surrounding the NCAA continue to dominate the headlines.  It seems like every week a new concussion suit is filed, and this week is no different. It will be interesting to see how the different leagues and governing bodies respond to the rise in public pressure and lawsuits.

Concussions and Player Safety

The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL on Thursday. http://bit.ly/Aw6Q9H 

Wisconsin is the latest in a long line of states to consider youth concussion laws. http://bit.ly/yL5JY0 

Kansas recently passed legislation to protect youth athletes from concussions.  http://bit.ly/AiSDKb Here is the legislation: http://bit.ly/AFgi40 

How is NASCAR handling concussion issues? http://es.pn/wNO7Eb 

A former high school hockey player who was knocked unconscious during a playoff game two years ago is suing the school division, the coaches of the opposing team, and the player who hit him. http://bit.ly/wNjCFE 

Here is an excellent look at the health insurance rules and procedures in the NCAA. http://bit.ly/xrNiM7 

NCAA Multi-Year Scholarship

Schools can officially offer multi-year scholarships.  The override fell 2 votes short (205 schools voted against a multi-year scholarship).   http://bit.ly/xUewTe Here is how all the schools voted: http://bit.ly/wB79IK 

NCAA Transfers

Amid growing pressure, Maryland granted quarterback Danny O'Brien's transfer request. http://nyti.ms/wdFLHG 

Professor Zola explains some of the rules affecting transfers here: http://bit.ly/ygp4BV 

MLB

Ryan Braun is the first player to successfully appeal a drug suspension. http://bit.ly/ynb7lg 

Linsanity

An excellent look at the intellectual property issues surrounding Jeremy Lin. http://onforb.es/xbhtKA


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