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Friday Sports Links - March 23, 2012

It was certainly a crazy week in the world of sports law, particularly the NFL, where Commissioner Goodell handed down an unprecedented punishment on those involved in the Saints bounty scandal. Beyond the NFL, social media and sports may be heading for a crossroad, and Utah refuses to abandon its quest to end the BCS.

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New Orleans Saints Bounty Scandal

Video: Professor Feldman narrates a short clip regarding the bounty scandal. http://bit.ly/GHgRzl

Senator Dick Durbin is setting up a Judiciary Committee hearing about bounties in professional football and other major sports. http://abcn.ws/GGfaQj

Warren Sapp could face trouble for publicly naming Jeremy Shockey as the whistle-blower in the NFL's investigation into the Saints' bounty program. http://nyp.st/GI7yKV

"Are Commissioner Suspensions Really Any Different from Illegal Group Boycotts?" Professor Marc Edelman analyzes whether the NFL personal conduct policy illegally restrains trade in this 2009 law review article. http://bit.ly/GOB9Cn 58 Cath. U. L. Rev. 631

Roger Goodell

Social Media and Sports

Baseball has a new social media policy. And it may be unlawful. http://t.co/03Uz66AN

Michigan football coach Brady Hoke favors reform to NCAA's policies on social media, texting. http://bit.ly/GzFmub

Social Media


Tulane alumnus and Sports Law Society founder, Warren Zola’s latest scholarly article, "Transitioning to the NBA" has been published in Harvard Law School's "Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law" http://t.co/u2VM5kYo

For seven years, the University of Alabama has been locked in a bitter legal struggle with a local artist over his right to depict scenes from Alabama games in his paintings. Oral arguments were heard by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year, and the court's decision is expected soon. http://on.wsj.com/GRLMYr

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is still pushing for a BCS antitrust suit. He is now soliciting bids from law firms to help with four-prong attack. http://t.co/oKPQaQYk



The Washington Redskins are considering a variety of options in response to their loss of salary cap, including filing for arbitration http://wapo.st/yQgpsd, and the diplomatic approach at the league meetings next week. http://bit.ly/GIvKU1

Would Rams' Owner Stan Kroenke violate the NFL cross-ownership rule if he purchases the Los Angeles Dodgers? http://bit.ly/GGN2MX



Will the Supreme Court hear the case over private school athletic scholarships? http://onforb.es/Gzq0Js

Professional Athletes' Big-League Tax Bills http://yhoo.it/GARoJq

The last major legal hurdle in the sale of the Dodgers appears to be cleared as Bryan Stow's attorneys agreed not to contest the Dodgers' exit from bankruptcy and agreed to recover any damages from the team's insurance policies rather than from owner Frank McCourt or any of the entities he controls. Stow can proceed with his case against the Dodgers in Los Angeles Superior Court after the team emerges from bankruptcy, according to the agreement. http://lat.ms/GL5Ejp

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