Friday Sports Briefs

NCAA Changes Enforcement Structure

Christian Dennie of the College Sports Law Blog writes about the NCAA’s changes to its enforcement structure.  The most prominent change is a four-tier violation classification.  Tim Epstein over at the Sports Law Blog writes that the NCAA is sending mixed signals with these changes and also notes that the new rules do nothing to help student-athletes.

Professional Athletes and Problematic Family Members

Andrew Brandt of, drawing on his own experiences with the Green Bay Packers, writes about the problems that some professional athletes experience dealing with family.  It’s a great read.  It also references and reminds me of ESPN’s 30 for 30 film “Broke.”

Marijuana Laws Change, But Not in the NFL

Although Colorado and Washington have legalized the use of marijuana, the NFL Players Association has reminded players that its use remains banned in the NFL.  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has the story.

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