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Sports Law Replay - 10/17/12

The Sports Law Replay is back after fall break, and we’ve got more sports law news than ever before. This week’s edition features plenty of NCAA issues, plus the NHL lockout and NFL bounty suspensions.

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Tim O’Brien considers the future of big time college sports: http://bit.ly/PmXdcu 

Warren Zola critiques the current balancing act between commercialism and education in college athletics. http://huff.to/QVsDYS 

The judge in the O’Bannon v. NCAA case has ordered ESPN to release its television contracts for Division I men’s basketball and football since 2005. http://bit.ly/QC3cLh 

The NCAA released a statement addressing the O’Bannon case: http://bit.ly/R7uXNG 

Mit Winter wonders if the O’Bannon case will lead to a stronger college athlete union: http://bit.ly/SzPfRP

California has passed the Student Athlete Bill of Rights. Text of the law is here: http://1.usa.gov/KLJWrP

Merrimack College has settled a gender-discrimination lawsuit against it and will create six new women’s sports teams as part of the settlement. http://bit.ly/SUShBL 

Former Penn State football assistant Mike McQueary has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the university. http://yhoo.it/VrWpIC 

A copy of the complaint is here: http://bit.ly/QGGAwt 

Penn State has begun settlement talks with twenty of Jerry Sandusky’s victims. http://bit.ly/QoUUbu 

The UNC academic scandal continues to unfold with an investigation into a class on Naval Weapons Systems. http://bit.ly/R7umM1 

Notre Dame has begun talks with the Big East to prepare to leave the conference for the ACC. http://es.pn/REcbwJ 

The NCAA has announced its punishment for Texas Southern University for major rules infractions. http://bit.ly/Ri4Jd6 

Five suggestions to reform the NCAA: http://bit.ly/QnzzitNHL



Professor Feldman offers Part 2 of his take on the NHL lockout: http://es.pn/SDuIHE 

Legal options to end the lockout may prove costly in the U.S. for the NHLPA. http://onforb.es/QCFySd 

The NHL may cancel the next month of games due to the lockout: http://bit.ly/V2GK5b 

The NHLPA is reportedly working on a new proposal to present to the NHL. http://es.pn/SSDlOP 

Pierre LeBrun weighs in on the NHL lockout: http://es.pn/OTLub1


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has released his new ruling on the Saints bounty suspensions (letters to all four players included): http://bit.ly/UEMuC8 

Here is the NFL’s memo to teams regarding Goodell’s renewed suspension ruling: http://bit.ly/T30IG0 

Here is the NFLPA’s statement in response to the Commissioner’s discipline: http://bit.ly/Pm9kfk 

Jonathan Vilma released a statement on the new bounty suspensions: http://bit.ly/UQe8GO 

Andrew Brandt writes that Goodell’s new ruling on the Saints bounty suspensions is not the end of the saga. http://es.pn/SQna4H 

Greg Bedard argues that Goodell made the right call. http://bo.st/QoVpSW 

All four of the suspended bounty players have appealed the suspensions and requested Goodell recuse himself from hearing the appeal due to bias and prejudice. http://es.pn/OtIkcD

Roger Goodell



The major sports leagues have called New Jersey’s sports betting law hypocritical: http://bit.ly/SZaTQW 

The NCAA has decided to relocate several championships out of New Jersey as a result of the law. http://bit.ly/Tp962T 

John Brennan breaks down the big names and issues concerning the New Jersey sports gambling law. http://bit.ly/Q2tcim 

The NBA has established new rules on flopping: http://es.pn/Ud9RlU 

The NBPA plans to file an unfair labor practices charge against the NBA over its new flopping penalties. http://cbsprt.co/PXrSzA 

The Arena Football League has a new CBA: http://bit.ly/PaLnHM 

Did Lance Armstrong catch the USADA by surprise? http://usat.ly/RJics1 

Three umpires accused of match-fixing in cricket are denying the allegations. http://bbc.in/RtUTSI 

Court documents show that Andy Roddick helped a tennis player get a reduced doping ban from The Court of Arbitration for Sport. http://wapo.st/SV21pR 

Robert McTernaghan writes an interesting article about doping in professional golf: http://bit.ly/RvWwPa

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