News & Notes 8.23.11

Fans fought in the stands during Saturday’s preseason game in San Francisco between the 49ers and Oakland Raiders. In a separate incident after the game, two men were injured in shootings in the parking lot. (Ben Margot/Associated Press)

NFL Plans No Security Changes In Wake Of Raiders-49ers Fan Violence:  The Washington Post reports that the NFL has no immediate plans for new security initiatives at stadiums because the league believes its current policies are generally effective, said Jeffrey Miller, formerly the commissioner of the Pennsylvania state police before joining the NFL in 2008.

Miami Hires Outside Counsel:  CBS Sports reports that Miami has hired noted NCAA troubleshooter Mike Glazier for at least part of its investigation into the Nevin Shapiro scandal. Glazier has been working with schools in NCAA hot water for at least 25 years bringing hundreds of billable hours to his firm Bond, Schoeneck and King in Overland Park, Kan. Glazier and former partner Mike Slive practically invented the cottage industry when both began taking cases out of Chicago in the 1980s.

MSG Co. Stocks Downgraded Amid NBA Lockout:  Fox Sports reports that shares of New York Knicks parent Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG) were downgraded to neutral by Bank of America Merrill Lynch — in part because of lost income caused by the work stoppage.

LSU Players Agree To Talk To Police About Bar Fight: reports that four LSU football players accused of being involved in a bar fight last week are expected to give their version of events to local police today. What results could have a huge impact on the Tigers’ season. Senior starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three other Tigers could face jail time if police decide to pursue warrants after the meeting

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