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Sports Law News for Week of March 19th

By Bennett Liebman


World Athletics President claims days of power-gathering governance are over

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1105579/coe-aiu-ioc-sports-governance-shifts


Florida moving to ban female transgender athletes from girl's sports team

https://www.al.com/news/2021/03/florida-moving-to-ban-female-transgender-athletes-from-girls-sports-teams.html


March Madness Gamblers Expected To Break $8.5 Billion

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willyakowicz/2021/03/17/march-madness-gamblers-expected-to-break-85-billion-record-thanks-to-mobile-sports-betting-draftkings-westgate/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=4605778760&utm_campaign=sprinklrSportsMoneyTwitter&sh=16a4a21d776d


Behind The Scenes At The NCAA Tournament

https://www.forbes.com/sites/justinbirnbaum/2021/03/18/sportsmoney-playbook-behind-the-scenes-at-the-ncaa-tournament/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=4605725183&utm_campaign=sprinklrSportsMoneyTwitter&sh=5d74dece6cbe


LeBron James's Bid To Become Part Owner Of The Red Sox

https://www.forbes.com/sites/justinbirnbaum/2021/03/17/the-numbers-behind-lebron-jamess-bid-to-become-part-owner-of-the-red-sox/?sh=2e851c678d3e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=ForbesMainTwitter&utm_campaign=socialflowForbesMainTwitter


The real March Madness

https://www.nj.com/rutgers/2021/03/the-real-march-madness-not-paying-players-in-billion-dollar-industry-politi.html


Greg McDermott's 'plantation' remarks showed truth of NCAA sports

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/03/11/greg-mcdermott-plantation-ncaa-basketball/


$110 Billion New NFL Rights Deals

https://www.forbes.com/sites/prishe/2021/03/18/110-billion-new-nfl-rights-deal-embodies-more-digital-more-flex-and-more-interactivity/?sh=28f680fd4163


Michael Bolsinger's suit vs. Astros in cheating scandal dismissed

https://theathletic.com/2458278/2021/03/17/ex-blue-jays-pitcher-michael-bolsingers-suit-vs-astros-in-cheating-scandal-dismissed/?source=emp_shared_article


Can't sue Astros in California? On to Texas

https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/story/2021-03-17/mike-bolsinger-astros-dodgers-lawsuit-cheating


Houston Texans star QB Deshaun Watson accused by masseuse of exposing himself

https://abc13.com/deshaun-watson-tony-buzbee-texans-quarterback-lawsuit-houston/10425299/


FA apologies to abuse survivors

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1105591/football-association-abuse-report


9th Circuit Decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton - Coach Praying on Football Field

https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/03/18/20-35222.pdf


Will March Madness Be NCAA's Last Dance

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcedelman/2021/03/17/will-march-madness-2021-be-shamateurisms-last-dance/?sh=70a7e7d3368a


College Basketball #NotNCAAProperty NCAA, Congress and Supreme Court

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/college-basketball-notncaaproperty-1234625130/


The NCAA's Billion-Dollar Enterprise Hinges Solely on March Madness

https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2021/march-madness-daily-the-ncaas-billion-dollar-empire-is-built-on-basketball-1234625021/


Revenue Sharing Could Force Major College Budget Shifts

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/athlete-revenue-sharing-could-force-095542474.html


College Athlete Pay Debate Hits Supreme Court

https://time.com/5947071/march-madness-college-athlete-pay/


March Madness Wagers Grow Beyond Brackets

https://www.sportico.com/business/sports-betting/2021/march-madness-wagers-brackets-legal-sports-betting-spreads-1234625036/


Statement from Indiana University on Buyout of Baseball Coach

https://iuhoosiers.com/news/2021/3/15/mens-basketball-statement-from-indiana-university-vice-president-and-director-of-intercollegiate-athletics-scott-dolson.aspx


Pa. woman created 'deepfake' videos to force rivals off daughter's cheerleading squad

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/03/pa-woman-created-deepfake-videos-to-force-rivals-off-daughters-cheerleading-squad-police.html


Suit Aims to Halt Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/246665/suit-aims-to-halt-horseracing-integrity-and-safety-act


Harness racing driver challenges Tasmanian industry fine for not carrying a whip

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-16/harness-racing-driver-trainer-fined-for-refusing-to-carry-whip/13251834


Transgender Women in Sports

https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a35852603/transgender-women-in-sports/

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