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Friday Sports Links - 7/20/12

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Friday Sports Links - 7/20/12

The Penn State sanctions, the Olympics, and Jonathan Vilma’s hearing made headlines in our weekly roundup of sports law news.

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The NCAA has placed unprecedented sanctions on Penn State as a result of the Freeh report’s findings that Penn State officials covered up child sexual abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. http://bit.ly/OpAFGo

Here is a summary of the sanctions: http://bit.ly/MiPyeR 
Here is the NCAA’s release concerning the Penn State sanctions: http://bit.ly/NZ2EBT 
The NCAA also detailed its authority to levy sanctions on Penn State here: http://bit.ly/Obn88Z

Some lawyers are questioning the NCAA’s authority to punish Penn State under its rules. http://bit.ly/M7H6Uj

Michael McCann examines the legal impact of the sanctions as a consent decree. http://bit.ly/Pf3SYE

The New York Times reported that the NCAA considered a four-year death penalty for Penn State’s football program. http://nyti.ms/QmUCFa

Penn State is facing a legal battle with its general liability insurer which attempted to deny coverage to the university in the wake of the Sandusky scandal. http://bit.ly/NvOnNE

The Sandusky victim labeled “Victim #2” has stepped forward to sue Penn State. http://bit.ly/MMBWLG

Richard Epstein explains the cost of the NCAA’s vast power. http://bit.ly/LPoLoX
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Lester Munson provides some background on Dave Duerson’s lawsuit against the NFL. http://es.pn/NwqeoA

A federal judge held a hearing on New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s request for a temporary restraining order that would enjoin his suspension from the NFL. http://apne.ws/N6ShXl

Vilma’s teammate, Saints quarterback Drew Brees, has filed an affidavit in support of Vilma’s contention that he did not contribute money to a pay to injure program. http://es.pn/O6GWuo

Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith filed one of five new concussion lawsuits against the NFL this week. http://bit.ly/O8eZOX

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Kevin Carpenter reviews sports betting at the Olympics: http://bit.ly/MOmwXf

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will be at the Olympics to resolve legal disputes that may arise. http://bit.ly/LDfxSC

You can find more information on the CAS at the Olympics here: http://bit.ly/NFHvJp

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The sports memorabilia industry may be in trouble as federal investigators wind down another investigation into the industry. http://bit.ly/O0eHxR

The New York Times has divested itself of its holdings in the Boston Red Sox. http://bit.ly/OLM4jX

How are college athletes similar to colonial indentured servants? http://onforb.es/NuFJPt

EA Sports has agreed to a $27 million settlement in a class action suit claiming the company had monopolized the market for football video games. http://vrge.co/PIksxg


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