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 […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Sonny Vaccaro Points Finger at Duke, UNC Sonny Vaccaro made news this week when he accused the NCAA of lacking the nerve to punish the likes of Duke and UNC.  Eric Prisbell of the USA Today (via the Sports Law Blog) has the story.  The story reminds me of the first time I saw Vaccaro […]

Friday Sports Briefs: NFL Edition

Saints Suffer Severe Penalties for Bounty System New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended by NFL Commissioner for one season for his role in the bounty system employed by the team.  Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, now with the Rams, was suspended indefinitely for his role in the system.  General Manager Mickey Loomis was suspended for […]

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Bobby Valentine Introduced as Red Sox Manager Stamford’s Bobby Valentine was named the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox.  Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe has a great article on Valentine and his connection to his hometown. Here’s video of the press conference introducing Valentine, via CBS Sports:   Putting a Face on the NCAA […]

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UConn Offers Scholarship to Masuk QB Casey Cochran Sean Patrick Bowley of the Connecticut Post reports that UConn has offered Masuk quarterback Casey Cochran a football scholarship.  Cochran, who has also been offered a scholarship by Boston College, is the son of well-known high school coach Jack Cochran.   He’s coached by John Murphy at Masuk and also trains with […]

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NFL Coaches File Brief in Lockout Case Rob Romano has the story on the NFL Coaches Association, which recently filed a brief in support of NFL players in the Eighth Circuit court in connection with the NFL lockout case. “Owners and fans increasingly demand immediate success, and coaches whose teams cannot fulfill such severe expectations face […]

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New York Mets Prevail in Fan’s Suit Over Broken Bat Rob Romano has the story on Attorney Carla Varriale, who successfully defended the New York Mets against a claim by a fan who alleged that he was injured after a bat shattered during a game at Shea Stadium. UConn Huskies Draft Central With the NFL Draft […]

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Titans and USC Settle Suit Over Running Backs Coach The University of Southern California (USC) and the Tennessee Titans have settled their lawsuit over USC’s hiring of running backs coach Kennedy Pola while he was under contract with the Titans.  The terms of the settlement are confidential.  Despite the quiet end to this suit, the legal issues […]