News & Notes 8.8.11

Rhett Bomar's latest run-in with the police might just drop him off the depth chart completely.

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 Be Reformed In 2012: analyzes California State Senator Kevin de León’s sports agent reform bill (Senate Bill 238) that has been signed by California’s governor and will become law starting on January 1, 2012.

MLB Won’t Ban A-Rod: The New York Post reports that a source close to top MLB officials claims A-Rod will face no penalty from the league for his involvement in illegal, underground poker games.

Atlanta Hawks Sold To California Pizza Magnate: The Associated Press reports that The Hawks and Philips Arena will be sold to California developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo, but the NBA team will remain in Atlanta, a person familiar with the deal said Sunday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to the AP because no official announcement has been made. The deal, subject to the approval of the NBA, is to be announced on Monday.

More Colleges Considering Selling Alcohol At Football Games: The Des Moines Register explores the state of college athletics in terms of alcohol sales at sporting events. Beer will be sold this fall to average fans at 20 of 119 major college venues—twice as many as 10 years ago.

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