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Friday Sports Links - 7/6/12

After yesterday’s flurry of NFL legal news, the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal tops our Fourth of July Week sports law roundup. We also have a variety of links concerning recent developments in college athletics and other sports.

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The Baltimore Ravens face legal action over the use of their original logo. http://bit.ly/MRbvBi 

Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in his franchise tag dispute with the Saints. http://bit.ly/LuZ2mZ 

A class action lawsuit will proceed against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the NFL concerning fans who were denied seats at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas. http://bit.ly/M0R1Fq

Here’s a review of the San Francisco 49ers’ court battle over a new stadium: http://bit.ly/N8OXhQ 

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma sued the NFL, claiming that Commissioner Roger Goodell delayed his bounty appeal ruling unnecessarily. http://usat.ly/OdMCiW 

You can see Vilma’s complaint here: http://scr.bi/LSGb9R 

After Goodell’s decision to uphold his bounty appeal ruling, Vilma responded by amending his original complaint and asking for a preliminary injunction and that the suspension be overturned. http://es.pn/N1bj4g 

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded to Vilma’s previously filed defamation lawsuit, moving for the suit to be dismissed. http://onforb.es/LRCZcD 

You can view Goodell’s motion to dismiss here: http://bit.ly/OdQFMj 

Mike Florio discusses why time is crucial for Vilma in seeking an injunction: http://bit.ly/Ovzo4U 

The NFL Players Association filed suit against the NFL on behalf of Saints defensive end Will Smith and former Saints players Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove, claiming their appeals were biased and unfair. http://es.pn/PdITXF 

Andrew Brandt breaks down the NFLPA’s lawsuit: http://ow.ly/c3LgU 

Ryan Wilson briefly reviews some of the legal developments since the onset of NFL “labor peace”: http://cbsprt.co/LVXTD5 

Here’s another review of the bounty legal situation from a Saints beat reporter: http://bit.ly/N0zhMZ 

What’s the NFL’s exit strategy from the Saints bounty scandal? http://bit.ly/P2Y85y

Chris Smith says that the Saints have become the NFL’s biggest headache: http://onforb.es/O9T7DF
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An Alabama judge has ordered the SEC and SWAC to produce excerpts of their broadcasting contracts in a class action lawsuit against the NCAA by former college athletes. http://bit.ly/P2oZyQ 

Duane Morris discusses multi-year scholarships for student athletes: http://bit.ly/NDkdll 

How does a football program’s success affect a school’s finances? http://bit.ly/MQlWrG

Darren Heitner explains why UNC’s new agent policy is extremely limiting: http://bit.ly/MFLZ5M 

The University of Washington also has a new agent policy. http://bit.ly/NG31LW 

The NCAA has upheld penalties on Boise State for violating multiple NCAA bylaws. http://bit.ly/MFTcmn 

A committee looking at Syracuse University’s response to sexual abuse allegations against former assistant men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine found the response to be appropriate but imperfect. http://usat.ly/N2TzUt 

Here is the report of the committee’s findings: http://bit.ly/LCpqeJ 

The NCAA found Pepperdine University guilty of failing to monitor its athletic program, resulting in violations in five different sports. http://bit.ly/LWGnP3


Other Sports Law and Business News

The latest World Sports Law Report is now out: http://bit.ly/Mv3Fkm 

Some of Lance Armstrong’s former cycling teammates have agreed to testify in the USADA’s doping case against Armstrong. http://nyti.ms/NcE91L 

Garmin team members have denied receiving any suspensions concerning the Armstrong case and did not directly address whether they would testify against him. http://trib.in/MBSrLR 

The International Olympic Committee has released its Social Media and Blogging Guidelines for the 2012 London Olympics. http://bit.ly/m30fuZ 

NFLConcussionLitigation.com’s founder Paul Anderson has announced the launch of a new Concussion Litigation Reporter, a publication centered on legal developments related to sports concussions. http://bit.ly/MFyDXZ 

Here’s the first issue of the Concussion Litigation Reporter: http://bit.ly/LSmsHf 

What is monopsony and how does it impact labor markets in sports? http://bit.ly/My8wBr 

Brian Socolow examines some of the risk management and legal challenges surrounding action sports: http://bit.ly/Lik2x4 

Alicia Jessop reviews USA Basketball’s marketing success under chairman Jerry Colangelo’s leadership. http://onforb.es/NDIYh3

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