Friday Sports Briefs

McCann on Lance Armstrong’s Admission to Oprah Michael McCann of SI.com and Sports Law Blog has written a comprehensive article on the impact of Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance enhancing drugs.  McCann opines that the interview did nothing to help his marketability or legal interests. Legal Aspects of Manti Te’o Story ESPN’s […]

Lance Armstrong’s Admission Creates Legal Issues

Lance Armstrong’s admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs (“PEDs”) potentially exposes him to civil and criminal liability.  Any of Armstrong’s sponsors, including the US Postal Service, could seek the repayment of any endorsement money paid to the cyclist.  Those who were sued by Armstrong for slander and/or libel could certainly pursue legal action, as those cases were based […]

Friday Sports Briefs

NCAA Pushes for Vaccaro Records in O’Bannon v. NCAA After I posted an update on O’Bannon v. NCAA on Tuesday, another story emerged: the NCAA is pushing for the discovery of Sonny Vaccaro’s records concerning his role in the lawsuit.  Vacarro has been referred to as an unpaid consultant for the plaintiffs and has worked to add former […]