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Sports News for the Week of October 15th

By Bennett Liebman


U.S. women's soccer hid issues for NWSL to succeed, says O'Reilly

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/us-womens-soccer-hid-issues-nwsl-succeed-says-oreilly-2021-10-09/


Women's soccer reminds us of the fragile state of professional women's sports

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/women-s-soccer-reminds-us-fragile-state-professional-women-s-n1281121


Abuse Scandal Rocks Portland, the Epicenter of Women's Soccer

https://www.wsj.com/articles/abuse-scandal-rocks-portland-thorns-11633735769


Allegations Of Harassment, Institutional Failures, And The NWS

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/14/1045963511/allegations-of-harassment-institutional-failures-and-the-nwsl


Crisis experts evaluate future for scandal-ridden NWSL

https://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/Journal/Issues/2021/10/11/Upfront/League-direction.aspx


NCAA Athletes Want Wage Class Cert.

https://www.law360.com/pennsylvania/articles/1430979/ncaa-athletes-want-wage-class-cert-notice-to-thousands


MLB's Labor Talks Remain Stalled as Big Spending Dodgers Hang On

https://www.sportico.com/leagues/baseball/2021/mlbs-labor-talks-remain-stalled-1234643901/


Jon Gruden Resigns After Homophobic and Mysogynistic Comments

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/11/sports/football/what-did-jon-gruden-say.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes


Jon Gruden Emails NFLPA Washington Investigation DeMaurice Smith NLRB

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/jon-gruden-emails-nflpa-1234643962/


How Jon Gruden's Emails Became Collateral Damage

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/sports/football/jon-gruden-emails-dan-snyder.html


Letter to Corporate Sponsor, re Washington Football Team 211013

https://kmblegal.com/sites/default/files/211013%20-%20Letter%20to%20Corporate%20Sponsors.pdf


N.F.L.'s Top Lawyer Had Cozy Relationship With Washington Team President

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/sports/football/nfl-washington-emails-jeff-pash.html?campaign_id=190&emc=edit_ufn_20211015&instance_id=42926&nl=updates-from-the-newsroom®i_id=281184&segment_id=71734&te=1&user_id=8ac93053dffeb815a0d5877892775eae


NFL hasn't set meeting with former Washington Football Team employee

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2021/10/14/nfl-hasnt-set-meeting-former-washington-football-team-employees/8452191002/


Kyrie Irving Vaccine Contract Issues with NBA Nets

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/kyrie-irving-vaccine-1234643870/


Ronaldo Hacked Evidence Rejected as Leaks Shake Sports Industry

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/cristiano-ronaldo-manchester-1234643737/https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/cristiano-ronaldo-manchester-1234643737/


US Soccer USWNT Amicus Brief

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/us-soccer-uswnt-amicus-brief-1234643316/


Is Florida Sports Betting At Hard Rock Really Starting Friday Or Not?

https://www.legalsportsreport.com/57954/mobile-florida-sports-betting-launch-delayed/


Calalang cleared by USADA and WADA after eight-month battle to overturn ban

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1114225/calalang-cleared-usada-wada-doping-ban


Texas House approves sports bill targeting transgender youth

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/10/14/texas-transgender-sports-bill/


Will Injured Kids Sue the Catholic Church Over Youth Football?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/sports/catholic-church-football-concussions.html


La'el Collins suspension: Federal court judge upholds penalty, https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/lael-collins-suspension-federal-court-judge-upholds-penalty-ahead-of-cowboys-vs-patriots-in-week-6/


Fantasy Constitution: New York's highest court is set to hear argument, again

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-edit-fantasy-constitution-20211015-wcmfwv76hjglxavhzyfyi3yo34-story.html


Sportradar's Universal Fraud Detection System targeting match-fixing in sport

https://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/universal-fraud-detection-system-uncovers-over-1100-suspicious-sporting-fixtures-since-start-of-covid19-pandemic/news-story/4cc6ca7b2714005c2eb56e66c2069b32


Pro Athletes Support Transgender Rights in Connecticut Lawsuit

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/pro-athletes-support-transgender-rights-in-connecticut-lawsuit


'This behavior just cannot go on': St. Louis judge fines NFL owners for missing deadline

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/this-behavior-just-cannot-go-on-st-louis-judge-fines-nfl-owners-for-missing-deadline/article_9e74f204-bb18-5413-9366-287e4d74e50f.html


Explaining St. Louis's lawsuit against the NFL and what comes next

https://www.si.com/nfl/2021/10/13/business-of-football-understanding-st-lous-rams-lawsuit

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