News & Notes 8.9.11

As temperatures soar across the country, so does liability for those in charge of high school athletes

Continuing Heat Issues Necessitate Change: At, 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 Sells Ads On Their Butts: The Daily Mail reports that Britain’s female beach volleyball team will become the first sportspeople to display a quick response code, a barcode which takes a user straight to a specific website when it is photographed on a smartphone, on their bodies in the Olympics. The code, belonging to betting company Betfair, will be printed on the back of their bikini bottoms to ensure it catches the eye of spectators.

Pryor Plans Friday Pro Day: Pro Football Talk reports that although he has yet to be declared eligible for the August 17 supplemental draft, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor plans to work out for scouts on Friday, August 12, Pryor will engage in the Pro Day workout at an undisclosed location in Pittsburgh.

NBA Banning Sneakers Is Good For Bottom Line: Business Insider reports on the success of the makers of Athletic Propulsion shoes, which the NBA banned in 2010.

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