News & Notes 7.18.11

Cedric Benson

Cedric Benson Released From Jail: The Associated Press reports that free agent running back Cedric Benson was released from an Austin, Texas jail on Sunday following an arrest on an assault charge, the second year in a row he has gotten into trouble in his home state.

The Perks Of Being A FIFA Executive: The New York Times investigates the underbelly of soccer’s most powerful international organization.

Navigating Francisco Rodriguez’s No-Trade Clause: Legal Blitz friend, Darren Heitner of, breaks down the contractual mess K-Rod’s former agent Paul Kinzer created.

Girlfriend of Dodger Stadium Beating Suspect Jailed In Las Vegas: The Associated Press reports that The girlfriend of the primary suspect in a beating that left a San Francisco Giants fan with severe head injuries at Dodger Stadium was charged with trafficking drugs after being arrested in a Las Vegas casino, authorities said. Denise Piccione, 26, was being held Thursday in Clark County jail on $21,000 bail after being charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of the drug with intent to sell, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Athletic Programs Cut From Connecticut’s Technical Schools: explains the situation evolving in Connecticut that will strip 16 schools of their athletic programs and leave more than 10,000 students without teams to compete on.

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