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Friday Sports Links - January 27, 2012

It was a relatively quiet week in the world of sports law. Nevertheless, here are the links to the week's top stories in sports law and business.


Tweeting, the First Amendment and Player Discipline

The NFL is encouraging players to tweet during this weekend's Pro Bowl. http://bit.ly/xSdH81 

A top college football recruit has scholarship offer revoked following a series of inappropriate tweets. http://es.pn/zlxMCG 

Could the Boston Bruins punish Tim Thomas for skipping the White House visit? http://bit.ly/z8VYmv 


NBA

Blockbuster television deals and a new collective bargaining agreement have lifted the value of the average NBA team to a record $393 million, up 6.5% over last year. http://onforb.es/wnUcRp 

An excellent review of the 2011 NBA lockout from Stanford law professor and former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, William Gould:  http://bit.ly/y3EnyC

NFL

The NFL has extended Roger Goodell's contract through March 2019. http://bit.ly/Aq1Sbi 

Report: Chiefs refuse to pay Haley the balance of his salary. http://bit.ly/xRzeal 


NCAA

The NCAA's sickle cell policy is being challenged. http://bit.ly/A1fci5 Since 2000, the sickle cell trait has been linked to at least 9 collegiate football players' deaths. Alicia Jessop provides an in-depth look: http://bit.ly/oW5pO8 

Op-Ed: Living in Fear of the Gestapo NCAA.  http://nyti.ms/yDOeiE 

A potential "Real-World Model Collegiate Model."  http://huff.to/yGAhIC

Concussions

On Thursday, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation met to consider whether to consolidate concussion litigation, as requested by the NFL. http://bit.ly/xdUWvo 

On Nov. 15, 2011, Pennsylvania became the 35th state to put into place a law governing how youth sports concussions are handled. Now, police are investigating a high school coach in Pennsylvania regarding his handling of possible player concussions. http://onforb.es/A7azLi 

The National Football League has selected Tulane University as one of only seven institutions in the country to be part of its Neurological Care Program for retired players. http://bit.ly/zROmW4 


Other

Florida law requires franchises that have received public benefits from the state to open their stadium doors for the homeless on non-event nights.  None have complied in 20 years. http://deadsp.in/xfZ8lX 

Now lawmakers are making a push to have that money returned and are also considering fines for blacking out games. http://bit.ly/AiGIzQ 

An in-depth look at how business plans in the action sports industry are evolving. http://bit.ly/z9NHBA 

   
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