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Friday Sports Links - 6/22/12

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Friday Sports Links - 6/22/12

This week was full of interesting sports law developments: The trial of Roger Clemens, doping allegations against Lance Armstrong, and NFL bounty appeals headline our links today.

To keep up throughout the week be sure to follow us on Twitter.
 

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NFL

A federal judge has ruled that NFL officials abused their discretion by denying Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Andrew Stewart permanent disability benefits. http://on-msn.com/L69qiO 

The St. Louis Rams are heading to arbitration over improvements to the Edward Jones Dome. http://on.ksdk.com/MBnPYe 

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma walked out of his NFL appeal claiming the process was unfair. http://bit.ly/M6VCGK 

Other Saints players continue to insist that the NFL’s evidence is not accurate and its appeals process is a sham. http://es.pn/NJS9SC 

In response to the players’ claims, the NFL released some of the evidence it used in the appeals process. http://bit.ly/MoOCDh 

Exhibits 1-12 of the NFL’s evidence: http://bit.ly/NIXkDr 

Exhibits 13-16 of the NFL’s evidence: http://bit.ly/Nhe7rz 

The NFL Players Association responded to the NFL’s evidence: http://bit.ly/M76vLg 

The NFLPA hired an outside attorney to examine the evidence as well. Here is his statement: http://bit.ly/LxhXOE 

Former New Orleans Saints lineman Earl Heyman announced he would testify in court that the NFL is misconstruing some of its video evidence. http://cbsprt.co/KTYZk5 

Mike Florio questions the NFL’s handling of witness testimony and wonders if other factors will play into witness admissions: http://bit.ly/M0C749

Could the bounty suspensions be overturned on a technicality? http://bit.ly/MrCVOs

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Cycling

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has formally charged Lance Armstrong with using testosterone and other performance enhancing drugs as a member of the U.S. Postal team. http://es.pn/LKgsz4 

You can read the USADA’s press release here: http://bit.ly/MzMfQr

Here is Armstrong’s attorney’s response: http://bit.ly/KZHbJ1

Lance Armstong

NCAA

Are the NFL concussion lawsuits beginning to change football culture? Pop Warner has issued new rules hoping to reduce youth concussions. http://trib.in/KvGBCO 

Alicia Jessop provides insight on the new NBA CBA from former NBPA Executive Director Charles Grantham. http://bit.ly/KFuYV3

An NBA security official has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma. http://on.nba.com/OrInlT

A woman has sued the Philadelphia Phillies mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, for throwing her into a pool. http://bit.ly/KFyrmG

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MLB

Michael McCann argues that Roger Clemens won a “total victory” in his trial this week. http://bit.ly/LtAgas 

Lester Munson reviews Clemens’s defense and its strong performance. http://es.pn/NLKTpq 

Darren Heitner provides a look at baseball arbitration: http://bit.ly/L0MJMT

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Other

Jonathan Willis argues that the most crucial issue in the upcoming NHL CBA negotiations is the salary cap floor. http://bit.ly/KfAexk 

The NBA’s competition committee is examining whether to change rules to create penalties for “floppers.” http://bit.ly/LtDlY5 

Brian Socolow briefly examines athletes as owners. http://bit.ly/OklbpQ 

The Arena Football League (AFL) has reached a labor agreement with the AFL Players Union. http://yhoo.it/MiuP8u 

Kevin Carpenter examines competition law’s role in Spanish football. http://bit.ly/Nhb3vE

Senators John McCain and Harry Reid have sponsored a bill in the U.S. Senate to create a U.S. Boxing Commission in response to the controversial Pacquiao-Bradley decision. http://politi.co/KI7IKW

How has Title IX changed athletics in the last 40 years? http://bloom.bg/NIjB4h

 

Friday Sports Links - 6/15/12

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Friday Sports Links - 6/15/12

A few different sports law stories made headlines this week, including a strange Title IX problem and a lawsuit involving the Phillie Phanatic.

To keep up throughout the week be sure to follow us on Twitter.
 

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NCAA

An Office of Civil Rights investigation into Butler University has revealed an odd situation related to Title IX. http://bit.ly/MboNqC

The Big East Conference has sued TCU for reneging on its agreement to join the conference this year. http://bit.ly/LVRQzW

North Dakota Board of Education may officially retire the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname. http://bit.ly/LydEnQ

The NCAA has adopted new rules permitting men’s basketball coaches to text recruits who have finished the sophomore year in high school. http://es.pn/LJGmlu

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NFL

How might the NFL concussion lawsuits affect the NFL financially? http://bit.ly/Lneulv

Jonathan Vilma’s lawyer says the evidence the NFL provided in advance of Vilma’s appeal showed no links between Vilma and a bounty program. http://bit.ly/LaK8Vd 

The NFLPA has asked the NFL to provide more evidence related to the New Orleans Saints bounty program. http://bit.ly/MEFfjh

U.S. District Court Judge David Doty, who presided over the landmark 1993 Reggie White settlement may end his role presiding over NFL labor disputes. http://bit.ly/KYZTQZ

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Other

Are the NFL concussion lawsuits beginning to change football culture? Pop Warner has issued new rules hoping to reduce youth concussions. http://trib.in/KvGBCO 

Alicia Jessop provides insight on the new NBA CBA from former NBPA Executive Director Charles Grantham. http://bit.ly/KFuYV3

An NBA security official has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma. http://on.nba.com/OrInlT

A woman has sued the Philadelphia Phillies mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, for throwing her into a pool. http://bit.ly/KFyrmG

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Friday Sports Links - 6/8/12

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Friday Sports Links - 6/8/12

The NFL once again lead the news headlines this week with concussions, collusion, and yet another lockout. Other news includes the Jerry Sandusky trial and Olympic branding issues.

To keep up throughout the week be sure to follow us on Twitter.
 

You can also now like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TulaneSportsLawSociety


NFL

The NFL has announced that it has locked out its game officials. http://bit.ly/NAzeqN

The NFL will hire and train potential replacement officials to prepare for the possibility of an extended lockout of current NFL referees. http://es.pn/M5go87

Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled that the NFL can impose penalties related to the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal because they relate to off-field incidents. http://bit.ly/L1G8oo 
You can view Burbank’s decision here: http://bit.ly/LgY13d

The Seattle Seahawks became the first NFL team to receive punishments for excessive practice contact under the new CBA. http://bit.ly/LB1mrL

The concussion lawsuits filed by former players against the NFL have been consolidated into a single master complaint. http://bit.ly/MqNbVf 
You can view the master complaint here: http://bit.ly/KYqF9X

The NFLPA has now filed discovery requests in its collusion lawsuit against the NFL. http://bit.ly/NRo7d4

The New Orleans Saints continue to provide more sports law fodder – arbitrator Stephen Burbank will hear arguments about whether the Saints’s franchising of Drew Brees constitutes the first or second time he has received the franchise tag under the new CBA. http://bit.ly/KiLCrF

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NCAA

Is there an academic impact to athletic conference affiliations? http://bit.ly/MbL5bz

Michael McCann provides a review of what to look for in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. http://bit.ly/NcJN5L

Ruling Sports’s Alicia Jessop reviews the charges against Sandusky. http://bit.ly/NFEnhh

The Southeastern Conference will begin looking into concussion issues to attempt to formulate a concussion policy for conference football play. http://bit.ly/NlqyHh 

The ACC’s new television deal with ESPN may not be the financial windfall it seems. http://onforb.es/L1LtMi 

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Other

Ever wondered how much money sports organizations spend on lobbying in Washington, D.C.? Now you can see the numbers here: http://bit.ly/MkBdkS

How has Title IX changed the landscape in women’s sports? Anne Moore discusses: http://bit.ly/M4bTut

London’s Organizing Committee is cracking down to enforce branding protections for the upcoming summer Olympics. http://bit.ly/KuvARd

Dan Fitzgerald briefly examines coaching contracts and arbitration clauses: http://bit.ly/KzWjfN

Ruling Sports continues its sports law article blitz this week with an examination of what it would take to replace the failed Women’s Professional Soccer League with a successful league. http://bit.ly/LtdhWE

Looking for some sports law conferences to attend in the fall? Check out Santa Clara University’s Third Annual Sports Law Symposium (http://bit.ly/KyyowN) and the Mississippi Sports Law Review’s Fall 2012 Symposium (http://bit.ly/Mrp5ti).

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Friday Sports Links - June 1, 2012

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Friday Sports Links - June 1, 2012

As the Stanley Cup Finals have begun, the NHL leads our sports law round-up this week, but not for on-the-ice issues.

To keep up throughout the week be sure to follow us on Twitter.
 

You can also now like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TulaneSportsLawSociety


NHL

Sarah Kwak examines a variety of NHL news, including some of the issues in the upcoming CBA negotiations. http://bit.ly/LWSCyp 

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman stated that he believes the league will begin negotiating a new CBA with the NHL Players Association over the next few weeks. http://usat.ly/KyDzLO

Ken Campbell discusses the NHL revenue issues that will factor heavily into the upcoming negotiations. http://bit.ly/JNYht5

This really happened: A fan has sued the Pittsburgh Penguins for receiving too many text message alerts from the team. http://yhoo.it/KgmYyc

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NCAA

California’s state senate has approved a bill that would require universities with more than $10 million in annual sports media revenue to continue scholarships and medical coverage for injured athletes, even if they can no longer compete. http://bit.ly/LNZsn2

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s attorneys have petitioned Pennsylvania’s Superior Court seeking a delay for Sandusky’s trial, scheduled to begin on June 11. http://reut.rs/JVK7kZ

Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier has filed suit to force Penn State to release emails concerning the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. http://yhoo.it/MEanSA 
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NFL

Former Rams equipment manager Todd Hewitt has sued the Rams, claiming the Rams fired him due to age discrimination. http://bit.ly/MbY03B

Professor Marc Edelman gives his thoughts on the NFL collusion lawsuit: http://bit.ly/JskB5i

Darren Heitner reviews the new, stricter NFL Players Association rules for NFL agents: http://onforb.es/JRinlY 
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Other

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an order from the FCC allowing Time Warner to remove its Mid-Atlantic Sports Network from its basic cable package in North Carolina. http://bit.ly/KX86jk

A federal judge has denied Adidas’ request for an injunction in its trademark lawsuit against Herbalife, a diet supplement company. http://bit.ly/N2QOpL

ESPN’s Lester Munson examines some of the prosecution’s mistakes in the Roger Clemens trial: http://es.pn/MZfcIJ

 Roger Clemens

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