Friday Sports Briefs: NCAA Edition

ncaaJohnny Football Autograph Investigation Focuses on New Haven

ESPN reported that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel accepted $7,500 to sign autographs at the annual Walter Camp Foundation weekend, in New Haven.  Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas News discusses the investigation with sports attorney Michael Buckner.

Congress Introduces NCAA Legislation

Jon Solomon has an excellent piece on the NCAA Accountability Act introduced by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania and Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio).  The bill covers some of the hot topics in the NCAA: concussions, four-year scholarships, stipends and process for handling alleged violations.  Sonny Vaccaro and Michael McCann are quoted.  Stay tuned for more coverage of this bill next week.

EA Sports Loses Appeal in Keller Case

Last week Darren Rovell of ESPN.com had a good piece on the denial of the appeal of EA Sports by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the right of publicity class action led by Sam Keller against EA Sports and the NCAA.  SI.com’s Michael McCann also provided an interesting Q&A on the impact of the Court’s decision.

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