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Friday Sports Links - 6/29/12

From cycling allegations to the upcoming NHL negotiations, this was a busy week in sports law. But we start this week’s review with the NFL and the New Orleans Saints franchise that continues to make headlines.

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NFL

The NFL Players Association sent a letter to the NFL requesting that the league redo its investigation of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. http://bit.ly/LMFRZJ 

The NFL and NFLPA have released a joint announcement commending Pop Warner and USA Football for their changes to protect player health. http://bit.ly/MSEczK 

The NFL responded to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’s comments questioning the league’s bounty investigation. http://bit.ly/KKTTdy 

The NFLPA has asked the NFL to investigate whether Brees’s lengthy contract negotiations with the Saints are a result of his work for the players union during the lockout. http://cbsprt.co/LAiD7O

Four more former NFL players have sued the league and six teams over concussions. http://bit.ly/KDIc3u

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NCAA

College football will finally have a playoff. http://bit.ly/MBkJBv 

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 child sex abuse counts. http://cbsn.ws/Lt51Lj 

Here’s a review of the NCAA’s academic policy for recruits: http://bit.ly/MRSock
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NHL

NHL Players Association Executive Director Don Fehr spoke briefly about the upcoming CBA negotiations. http://es.pn/LbHmMT

With the league’s CBA negotiations at hand, NHL players gathered in Chicago to discuss negotiation strategy. http://trib.in/LckcWS
 
A judge has ruled in favor of Glendale’s lease agreement with the Phoenix Coyotes. http://bit.ly/MYhlPR

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Cycling

Tim Dockery compares U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart to Roger Goodell: http://bit.ly/NVm36t

Lance Armstrong continues to speak out against the USADA and filed a response against charges he violated cycling drug rules. http://cbsn.ws/KDSJjM 

Armstrong also claims the USADA violated its own protocol in its doping allegations against him. http://wapo.st/KR40gZ

 Cycling

Other

Here’s a good review of recent sports law scholarship: http://bit.ly/LLP41f 

Gabe Feldman, Director of Tulane’s Sports Law Program, provides his insights on the Jeremy Lin arbitration decision and Bird rights: http://es.pn/MSeJX9 

Want to follow all the news surrounding Title IX’s fortieth anniversary? Here’s a good place to start: http://title-ix.blogspot.com/

What is the future of the NBA’s eligibility rules? http://es.pn/LtQfQ4 

Jeff Passan examines Major League Baseball’s blackout problem: http://yhoo.it/NhtKiD

If mascot lawsuits are your cup of tea, here’s a walk down memory lane: http://bit.ly/N4h39V 

A New Jersey woman hit by a throw from a Little League catcher is suing the eleven year old player. http://es.pn/Kq9bzo

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