Monthly Archives: August 2011

News & Notes 8.17.11

Booster Details Illegal Gifts to Miami Players:  Yahoo! Sports reports that University of Miami booster, and convicted ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro, provided thousands of impermissible benefits to 72 football players.  Yahoo! Sports performed over 100 hours of jailhouse interviews over the … Continue reading

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News & Notes 8.16.11

Miami Coach: Mistakes Made:  The Associated Press reports that University of Miami coach football Al Gordon said some of his players made mistakes that prompted an NCAA probe.  The NCAA is investigating alleged gifts given to players from Ponzi schemer … Continue reading

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The One Law Professor Not Afraid To Defend Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption

The Legal Blitz caught up with Nathaniel Grow, an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Grow, a cum laude graduate of Michigan Law School, teaches Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business and … Continue reading

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News & Notes 8.15.11

Terrelle Pryor NFL Eligibility Still in Question:  ESPN.com reports that former Ohio State Quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s chances of being eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft are fading.  Pryor’s attorney, David Cornwell, has been in contact with the commissioner’s office making … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

With the 2011 NFL season about to kick off tonight, we here at The Legal Blitz thought all of the football diehards might want to check out the complete version of the newly ratified Collective Bargaining Agreement. If preseason football … Continue reading

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News & Notes 8.11.11

NCAA Sends Second Letter Investigating Ohio State: ESPN.com reports that as Ohio State heads into its Friday meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions, it appears the university’s dealings with the NCAA over problems within its football program will not … Continue reading

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News & Notes 8.10.11

NFL to Perform Game Day PED Testing: ESPN.com reports that under the new collective bargaining agreement the NFL will be able to administer game day testing for performance enhancing drugs, but not recreational drugs. New testing methods will allow for … Continue reading

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News & Notes 8.9.11

Continuing Heat Issues Necessitate Change: At CTSportsLaw.com, LegalBlitz friend Dan Fitzgerald analyzes the legal issues surrounding multiple high school football players deaths this summer and the possible legislative, administrative and contractual changes that could result. Britain’s Olympic Beach Volleyball Team … Continue reading

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News & Notes 8.8.11

Vikings QB Arrested For DWI: The Star Tribune reports that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Rhett Bomar was arrested early Sunday morning in Mankato for alleged third-degree drunken driving. He was taken to Blue Earth County Jail. California’s Athlete Agent Act To … Continue reading

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News & Notes 8.5.11

Poker Pro: A-Rod Not At Game:  The New York Daily News reports that poker professional Dan Bilzerian said Alex Rodriguez was not at the poker game reported by Star Magazine.   The magazine reported that A-Rod was in attendance for an … Continue reading

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