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Sports Law News for the Week of December 11th

By Bennett Liebman

New York Democrats mull legalizing weed, taxing the rich amid COVID money crunch - and mobile sports betting

https://nypost.com/2020/12/09/ny-dems-eye-taxes-on-rich-sports-betting-amid-covid-fiscal-crisis/?utm_campaign=iphone_nyp&utm_source=twitter_app

Top lawmaker sees sports betting in Connecticut a reality next year as Foxwoods and sports entertainment business announce a deal

https://www.courant.com/business/hc-biz-foxwoods-draft-kings-20201207-bxicevl4zjhkpb2ow5muh5bysa-story.html

ANALYSIS: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM LEGAL SINGLE-GAME SPORTS BETTING IN CANADA https://www.legalsportsreport.com/46157/what-to-expect-sports-betting-in-canada/

NFL Viewership Poised For Single-Digit Decline This Season

https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2020/12/10/Media/NFL-Viewership.aspx

In blow to UFC, judge certifies class of fighters suing for bigger revenue cut, https://theathletic.com/2253571/2020/12/10/in-blow-to-ufc-judge-certifies-class-of-fighters-suing-for-bigger-revenue-cut/

NFL FIGHTS TO KEEP WASHINGTON MINORITY OWNER DISPUTE FROM PUBLIC VIEW

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2020/washington-football-team-ownership-suit-nfl-1234618036/

BIG TEN CHANGES RULES TO HELP OHIO STATE AND POTENTIALLY SECURE PLAYOFF MILLIONS https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2020/big-ten-ohio-state-rule-1234618030/

NWSL'S UTAH ROYALS RELOCATE TO KANSAS CITY AFTER SALE TO WOMAN-LED OWNERSHIP GROUP https://www.sportico.com/leagues/soccer/2020/nwsl-kansas-city-expansion-team-utah-royals-1234617812/

MU tennis players say coaches told them to play through injuries, ignore NCAA rule

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/sports/mizzou_sports/mu-tennis-players-say-coaches-told-them-to-play-through-injuries-ignore-ncaa-rules/article_a816a1f8-10c7-11eb-8343-d39be6be3763.html

Volleyball Star Hayley Hodson Had It All

https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2020-12-08/stanford-volleyball-hayley-hodson-concussions-cte-lawsuit

PENGUINS, FENWAY AND FUBO AMONG $1.7 BILLION IN PPP LOANS FOR SPORTS BUSINESS https://www.sportico.com/business/finance/2020/sports-ppp-loans-topped-1-7-billion-1234617733/

NBA fines Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets for his media week no-show https://nba.nbcsports.com/2020/12/10/nba-fines-kyrie-irving-brooklyn-nets-for-his-media-week-no-show/

NFL gets mixed grades for its hiring practices in annual diversity report card https://theathletic.com/2248455/2020/12/09/nfl-diversity-report-card-tides/

FIFA moves away from proposal banning international regular-season games https://theathletic.com/2247164/2020/12/08/

WHO Emergency Expert Says Be Prepared: Host City 2020 http://aroundtherings.com/site/A__101847/Title__WHO-Emergency-Expert-Says-Be-Prepared-Host-City-2020/292/Articles

Ciprès facing felony charge over alleged sexual abuse

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1101833/cipres-felony-charge-lewd-pictures

USOPC will not sanction athletes for protests as Council calls for Rule 50 changes https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1101840/usopc-protest-position-council-rule-50

Swiss prosecutor recommends criminal investigation into Infantino's use of private jet

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1101832/prosecutor-recommends-infantino-case

Video: Texas high school football player who hit referee charged with assault

https://www.kmov.com/news/video-texas-high-school-football-player-who-hit-referee-charged-with-assault/article_b3fc768e-366d-11eb-b49a-231cc8ba096c.html

Harvard's former fencing coach indicted for taking $1.5 million in bribes to help two students gain admission

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/harvards-former-fencing-coach-indicted-for-taking-1-5-million-in-bribes-to-help-get-two-young-men-into-the-school-01607439033


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