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Sports Law News for the Week Ending February 11th

By Bennett Liebman


Emmanuel Acho Blasts Brian Flores for Having White Lawyers

https://www.mediaite.com/sports/emmanuel-acho-blasts-brian-flores-for-using-an-all-white-law-firm-to-sue-the-nfl-for-lack-of-diversity/


Tanking Bribes Brian Flores Stephen Ross Criminal Law

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/tanking-bribes-1234660367/


Retired cornerback gouged on commissions may not get his day in court

https://www.courthousenews.com/retired-cornerback-gouged-on-commissions-may-not-get-his-day-in-court/


An inspector general questioned a horse racing official's fitness for his job

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/An-inspector-general-questioned-a-horse-racing-16826093.php


NFL says Washington Commanders blocked access to documents

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/33262922/nfl-says-washington-commanders-blocked-access-documents-related-investigation


NFL blames Washington Commanders for withholding documents in sexual harassment investigation

https://theathletic.com/news/nfl-blames-washington-commanders-for-withholding-documents-in-sexual-harassment-investigation/JqYJ4vnLgVNh/


David Portnoy Lawsuit Insider Defamation Barstool Invasion of Privacy

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/david-portnoy-lawsuit-1234660299/


Super Bowl Pay Tax Implications for Bengals Rams Players

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/super-bowl-pay-1234660209/


Government should view players as employees, Government should view FBS college football players

https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/33245856/government-view-fbs-college-football-players-division-mens-women-basketball-players-school-employees-according-advocacy-group-complaint


Trial of former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay over role in pitcher Tyler Skaggs' death begins in Texas

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/33248627/trial-former-los-angeles-angels-employee-eric-kay-role-pitcher-tyler-skaggs-death-begins-texas


Schools brokering name, image and likeness deals adds layer to college conundrum

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/33229931/schools-brokering-name-image-likeness-deals-adds-layer-college-conundrum


As Rooney Rule Faces Scrutiny, How Will Law Firms' Mansfield Rule Fare?

https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/2022/02/10/as-rooney-rule-faces-scrutiny-how-will-law-firms-mansfield-rule-fare/?slreturn=20220111125453


NFL Front Office, Coaching Diversity Demands Collective Action, NFL Front Office

https://www.sportico.com/leagues/football/2022/nfl-front-office-coaching-diversity-demands-collective-action-1234660189/


NFL Legal Process: Deflategate, Snyder, Flores Can't Damage Popularity

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/nfl-legal-process-deflategate-snyder-flores-1234661432/


Title IX Lawsuit: SDSU Rowers Seek $1.7M in Gender Inequity Case

https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2022/title-ix-lawsuit-sdsu-1234660244/


Roger Goodell's non-answer on 2015 air-pressure spot checks says everything

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2022/02/10/roger-goodells-non-answer-on-2015-air-pressure-spot-checks-says-everything/


NCAA ruling clears path for transgender swimmer Lia Thomas to compete at nationals

https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/ncaa-ruling-clears-path-transgender-swimmer-lia-thomas/story?id=82807102


Winter Olympics: fans accuse Chinese speed skater Fan Kexin of deliberate 'Mario Kart' trick to trip opponent

https://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/3166594/winter-olympics-fans-accuse-chinese-speed-skater-fan-kexin-deliberate


Olympic team figure skaters' medals in limbo over Russian doping scandal

https://www.npr.org/2022/02/10/1079829894/doping-scandal-olympics-russian-skater


Sabrina Maddeaux: If Russia is allowed to continue to flout the rules

https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/sabrina-maddeaux-if-russia-is-allowed-to-continue-to-flout-the-rules-it-will-have-ramifications-far-beyond-the-olympics?r


USOPC chair: "Credibility of the Olympic Movement... teetering on the edge"

https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/02/10/usopc-chair-credibility-of-the-olympic-movement-teetering-on-the-edge/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Swedish speedskating double gold medalist charges Dutch with "corruption"

https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/02/11/swedish-speedskating-double-gold-medalist-charges-dutch-with-corruption/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Will she be allowed to skate?

https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/02/11/will-she-be-allowed-to-skate-the-status-of-kamila-valieva-remains-uncertain-ahead-of-womens-short-program/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Skeleton athlete calls for "No War in Ukraine" after run at Beijing 2022

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1119127/ukraine-skeleton-no-war-beijing-2022

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