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Sports News for the Week of October 1st

By Bennett Liebman

NLRB College Athlete Memo Employee Recognition NLRA Labor Law, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/nlrb-college-athlete-memo-1234641056/


NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo Issues Memo on Employee Status of Players at Academic Institutions

https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/nlrb-general-counsel-jennifer-abruzzo-issues-memo-on-employee-status-of


NLRB General Counsel: College Athletes Are Employees Under The NLRA

https://abovethelaw.com/2021/09/nlrb-general-counsel-college-athletes-are-employees-under-the-nlra/


'This guy has a pattern': Amid institutional failure, former NWSL players accuse prominent coach of sexual coercion

https://theathletic.com/2857633/2021/09/30/this-guy-has-a-pattern-amid-institutional-failure-former-nwsl-players-accuse-prominent-coach-of-sexual-coercion/


Paul Riley Fired as N.W.S.L. Is Shaken by Abuse Accusations

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/30/sports/soccer/nwsl-abuse-paul-riley.html


NCAA President Decries 'Patchwork' Of Name, Image Laws

https://www.law360.com/publicpolicy/articles/1426482/ncaa-president-decries-patchwork-of-name-image-laws


Feds Seek Light Sentences For Ex-NFLers In Benefits Scam

https://www.law360.com/articles/1426234


State AG Opinion on the Kentucky State University Foundation

https://ag.ky.gov/Resources/orom/2021/21-ORD-179.pdf


Terry Rozier's 'Scary Terry' Fights Off Federal 'Scream' Lawsuit

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/terry-rozier-scary-terry-1234641059/


Easter Unlimied v. Rozier

https://heitnerlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/Terry-Rozier-MSJ-win.pdf


NYRA to Court: A Hearing Was 'Exactly' What Baffert Had Argued For

https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/nyra-to-court-a-hearing-was-exactly-what-baffert-had-argued-for/


Sports Gambling Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/09/micro-betting-could-destroy-sports/620188/


Burr bill taxes college athletes who make $20,000 for NIL

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article254628362.html


The weird law that prevents a lengthy Lane Kiffin contract

https://www.al.com/alabamafootball/2021/09/the-weird-law-that-prevents-a-lengthy-lane-kiffin-contract.html


Georgia Judges Tackle College Football: '#GoDawgs'

https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2021/09/27/georgia-judges-tackle-college-football-godawgs/?slreturn=20210901142124


Class action lawsuit by former Villanova player claims athletes are employees

https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/villanova/villanova-trey-johnson-poppy-livers-ncaa-lawsuit-20210930.html


Cornell, Fordham, Villanova Want Fast Appeal on Athlete Pay

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/cornell-fordham-villanova-want-fast-appeal-on-athlete-pay


Fox Sports Networks Sued Over Use of 'House of the Rising Sun'

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/fox-sports-networks-sued-over-use-of-house-of-the-rising-sun


Was the Super League illegal?

https://theathletic.com/2832247/2021/09/29/was-the-super-league-illegal-why-uefa-is-in-court-with-barcelona-juventus-and-real-madrid/


Boxing bouts fixed at 2016 Olympics, investigation finds

https://apnews.com/article/sports-boxing-2020-tokyo-olympics-e657a0b20aaf897dd96d5708d6ddbb2e


Alexander Zverev: Domestic abuse allegations by Olga Sharypova

https://slate.com/culture/2021/08/alexander-zverev-domestic-abuse-allegations-olga-sharypova.html


Bears sign purchase agreement for Arlington Park property

https://theathletic.com/news/bears-sign-purchase-agreement-for-arlington-park-property-exclusive/QTJyEXELsaMt


Krystsina Tsimanouskaya investigation enters new phase as Athletics Integrity Unit steps in

https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2021/09/30/krystsina-tsimanouskaya-investigation-enters-new-phase-as-athletics-integrity-unit-steps-in/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Los Angeles Rams' St. Louis Lawsuit Puts NFL in Uncomfortable Position

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/los-angeles-rams-st-louis-1234640903/


Ex-NBA Player Randolph Morris Acquitted in Tax-Evasion Case

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/randolph-morris-not-guilty-1234640645/

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