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Friday Sports Links - 8/17/12

Jonathan Vilma’s lawsuit against Roger Goodell leads our headlines again but there’s plenty of NCAA news as well. And don’t miss the NHL CBA headlines near the end of the links.

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Tulane Law Professor Gabe Feldman reviews New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s case against the NFL. http://es.pn/N07qKs 
Mike Florio analyzes Judge Berrigan’s stance, too: http://bit.ly/RifDRP

The NFL has produced a letter from the NFLPA with a sworn statement from Roger Goodell identifying the date on which the NFLPA requested a deferral of the Bountygate suspensions. http://bit.ly/Sth2ju 
Here is part of the text of the NFL’s filing: http://bit.ly/NK2RVn

Now Vilma’s case revolves around March 21, 2012: http://bit.ly/Srq801 
The NFL has sued insurance companies claiming that they have obligations to defend the NFL in recent concussion lawsuits against the league. http://bit.ly/MAOTcg

A suspended employee of Rosenhaus Sports has filed for arbitration with the NFL Players Association seeking more than $1 million in commissions and compensatory damages.

A woman who claims she suffered third degree burns at Cowboys Stadium is suing Jerry Jones. http://bit.ly/THFwYI

Jonathon Vilma


Marc Edelman examines the antitrust problem with the Penn State death penalty: http://bit.ly/N6D2ym

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan with running a Ponzi scheme. http://1.usa.gov/NpBBMK

Former Penn State officials may still face charges related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. http://huff.to/Q2OISP

The NCAA has taken note of the concussion lawsuits against the NFL and has created its own concussion page: http://bit.ly/NFXVUW

Tulane alumnus Warren Zola explains why Missy Franklin retains her NCAA eligibility despite receiving monetary awards for winning her Olympic gold medals. http://bit.ly/O3k5wg

A proposed NCAA rule would allow non-coaching staff to recruit players: http://bit.ly/Psn4Rb

What rules do NCAA men’s basketball coaches want to see changed? http://bit.ly/PnkfRi

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Benjamin Haynes reviews the case against Connecticut and USA women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma. http://bit.ly/NFXVUW

MLB owners have approved sale of the San Diego Padres for $800 million to a group that includes golfer Phil Mickelson. http://onforb.es/RkvjUx

Michael McCann looks at how the latest news about NBA2K13 could help Ed O’Bannon in his case against the NCAA. http://bit.ly/OcsMob

A Texas Pee Wee football league has barred a seventh grader from playing in the league for being too big. http://es.pn/OkP0qK

Great Britain: where tax law and the Olympics meet. http://on.wsj.com/R3CgHw

The NHL Players Association has made an initial CBA proposal to NHL owners. http://nyti.ms/RNwCZA 
Michael Grange criticizes the proposal. http://bit.ly/NpAxgb

Darren Heitner examines the non-immigrant employment visa status for foreign professional athletes. http://bit.ly/NC0E1A

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