Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Lawsuit: Rower Alleges Rigorous Training Led to Injury
by Scott O'Connell November 2016
A former Clark University athlete says he suffered debilitating injuries as a result of extremely rigorous training he was required to do as a member of the school's rowing team two years ago.
- Wright State Seeks Dismissal of Tennis Players' Lawsuit
by Mark Gokavi November 2016
DAYTON - Attorneys for Wright State University have asked a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit against the school which alleged that former tennis team members had their due process rights denied during an investigation into sexual misconduct claims.
- HS Athletics Improvements Critical to Bond Package
by Len Hayward October 2016
With Election Day less than two weeks away, and early voting underway, Corpus Christi Independent School District officials have presented a bond package to voters that totals more than $194 million and of that number, a little more than $43 million is earmarked for improvement to athletic facilities in the district.
- NFL Interviews RB Elliott on Domestic Violence Allegations
by Tom Pelissero October 2016
NFL investigators recently interviewed Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott as part of the league’s ongoing probe into allegations of domestic violence made by his ex-girlfriend, a person close to Elliott told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.
- County Offers Stadium Rent Relief Plan to Baseball Team
by Christopher Pratt October 2016
The owners of the Lancaster Barnstormers baseball team have not yet signaled whether they will accept a smaller rent-relief proposal from the county.
- Jury Orders Penn State to Pay McQueary $7.3M
by Jeremy Roebuck October 2016
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A jury on Thursday ordered Penn State University to pay $7.3 million to Mike McQueary, who blamed school officials for destroying his life and coaching career after he emerged five years ago as the star witness against Jerry Sandusky and the administrators accused of covering up Sandusky's sex attacks on boys. It took four hours for the Centre County panel to find that school officials lied to McQueary when they promised in 2001 to act on his report of seeing Sandusky sexually assault a boy in a campus shower, and then damaged his reputation when Sandusky was finally arrested a decade later.
- Accused U. of Minnesota Players Barred from Stadium
by Courtney Cameron October 2016
Five University of Minnesota football players barred from their home stadium after being served a restraining order are scheduled to appear again in court on November 2, just three days prior to the Golden Gophers’ next home game.
- Giants Release PK Amid Domestic Violence Revelations
by Tom Rock October 2016
The Giants released Josh Brown Tuesday and admitted they were "misguided" in re-signing the kicker this offseason while at least partially aware of his history of domestic violence. "We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh," co-owner John Mara said in a statement on Tuesday. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility." The Giants knew about Brown's May 2015 arrest for assaulting his then-wife, Molly, at their home in the state of Washington. Those charges were dropped by prosecutors, but the police investigation continued. Mara said last week in a radio interview that he also was aware of an incident at the Pro Bowl in January 2016 during which the league had to intervene on behalf of Molly Brown during a disagreement between her and Brown.
- NAACP Calls for Federal Investigation of HS 'Hate Crime'
by Courtney Cameron October 2016
At a conference Monday, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP, addressed the press concerning a recent incident involving an African-American member of the Wiggins football team and a noose. On October 13, a player was allegedly attacked in the boys’ locker room at Stone County High School in Wiggins on October 13, when another player threw a noose around his neck and tightened it.
- Mike Leach Fined $10K for ASU Accusations
by Spokesman Review October 2016
The Pac-12 conference announced Thursday night that Washington State coach Mike Leach has been fined $10,000 for his recent comments accusing Arizona State of attempting to steal the signals of opposing teams.