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Friday Sports Links - May 25, 2012

The NFL Players Association’s collusion lawsuit against the NFL grabbed headlines this week. Other stories included Olympic branding and the NHL’s upcoming CBA negotiations.

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NFL

The NFL Players Association filed a collusion lawsuit against the NFL, alleging the league conspired to enforce a secret $123 million salary cap in the uncapped 2010 year. http://es.pn/JqoitA 
You can view the NFLPA’s collusion petition here: http://bit.ly/JUK5vY 
Forbes’s Chris Smith argues that the collusion lawsuit is about public relations and weakening the NFL’s already tainted public image. http://onforb.es/Jy5Zr5 
Andrew Brandt examines the different layers of the collusion case: http://es.pn/MIjMuP 
Michael McCann writes about the obstacles that the NFLPA faces in proving collusion. http://bit.ly/JoCiHq

The NFL Players Association may file a grievance with an arbitrator over a new NFL rule which requires the use of thigh and knee pads beginning in 2013. http://on-msn.com/KOak4L 
Ruling Sports’s Alicia Jessop examines the NFL’s rule change and the NFLPA’s position on it. http://bit.ly/KlHiLQ

Former NFL running back Eric Dickerson joins a growing list of retired players who have filed suit against the NFL over the league’s alleged failure to address concussions. http://bit.ly/JxBBGK

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NCAA

Tulane Law alumnus Warren Zola reviews the past year in college sports reform: http://huff.to/JvDUzN

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Electronic Arts alleging that EA conspired to use former NCAA student athletes’ likenesses without compensation. http://bit.ly/K8f8To 
You can see the judge’s order in the EA case here: http://bit.ly/LyflDo

Former UCLA basketball player Reeves Nelson filed a lawsuit against Time Inc., which owns Sports Illustrated, for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress in a Sports Illustrated article on the UCLA program. http://es.pn/MpRXEQ

Could a student-athlete licensing program ever take hold in the NCAA? http://bit.ly/IBLmUy

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The Olympics

Olympic organizers are working hard to prevent ambush marketing and protect Olympic sponsors for the upcoming London games. http://fxn.ws/Kjcw65

The U.S. Olympic Committee has reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee regarding a new revenue-sharing deal expected to run through 2040. http://hrld.us/JwAQiS

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Other Major Sports

A Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office is investigating the National Basketball Players Association concerning the use of union funds to support an overthrow of the National Basketball Retired Players Association. http://es.pn/MEPObb

As the expiration of the NHL’s CBA draws closer, both sides appear headed for a lockout. http://nyti.ms/Kx0jsi

Major League Baseball has released its new Collective Bargaining Agreement. You can see the agreement here: http://bit.ly/LfPn5h 
For a summary of the agreement here is Maury Brown’s take from back in November: http://bit.ly/Kfcddh

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