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Justice Done; The Cloud Remains

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How Roger Goodell Got Appeals Power, and Can Suspended Players Sue?

No one can accuse NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of leniency in his response to the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.  Four players were suspended a total of 31 regular-season games, including Jonathan Vilma (right) who will miss the entire 2012 season. … Continue reading

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Judge, Jury, Executioner and Appeals Judge

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Pettite 50/50 On “Misunderstanding” Clemens

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“A Simple, Human Measure of Privacy”: Did Tiger Woods Have a Legal Right to Privacy?

For the first time in a long time, Tiger Woods is entering the Masters coming off a win, and feeling good about his golf game.  Woods’ golf game, and life were turned upside down after crashing his car Thanksgiving weekend … Continue reading

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Grading the NFL in Diversity Hiring Practices

While African-Americans consistently make up more than half of all NFL players, they are a distinct minority in head-coaching and front-office office positions. However, the NFL is improving their hiring practices in regards to diversity.  In fact, the NFL earned a grade … Continue reading

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Testing Technicalities

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Why Sandusky’s Notoriety Helped His Pre-Trial Release Conditions

On Monday, a Pennsylvania judge made two pre-trial rulings that favored Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky is a former Penn State football coach, now charged with over 50 counts of child molestation. Judge John Cleland denied the State’s request to limit Sandusky … Continue reading

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War Profiteering, Discrimination, and TV Revenue: a Video Breakdown of the Astros’ New Ownership

Mike Meltser, talk show host for Sports Radio 610 in Houston discusses the sale of the Astros to Jim Crane.  Mike breaks down Crane’s past legal troubles, how the move to the American League could hurt the Astros as a … Continue reading

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Is Your Fantasy League a Federal Crime?

Fantasy sports were once a fringe activity, confined to small groups of friends, and shunned by professional leagues like the NFL.  They have since transformed into a billion dollar industry and a major source of revenue for the same leagues … Continue reading

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