Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Player Who Assaulted Disabled Teammate to Avoid Jail
by Joe Heim December 2016
A white Idaho high school football player who was charged with sexually assaulting a black, mentally disabled teammate in October 2015 pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser felony charge, and the sex crime charges have been dropped.
- Debate Over Split HS Football Playoffs Rages
by Ed Gruver December 2016
As a hall of fame head coach who helped build one of Pennsylvania's premier high school football programs, Mike Williams' words carry much weight.
- How a Predator Continued to Coach Gymnastics
by Marisa Kwiatkowski, Tim Evans and Mark Alesia December 2016
The events that occurred between Jenny Brannan's first encounter with gymnastics coach Ray Adams and the call she would receive two decades later point to a stark reality: America's gyms are failing at every level to protect the children under their watch.
- Charges Against Ooltewah Coach Dismissed
by Kendi Anderson December 2016
Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole dismissed four charges of failure to report child sexual abuse, saying that under state law, the coach was not required to report the rape to authorities.
- U. of Minnesota FB Team Boycotts Bowl Game
by Courtney Cameron December 2016
On Thursday night, University of Minnesota football players came together as a team in support of 10 suspended teammates who are facing a Title IX investigation into an alleged rape.
- Opinion: Offer More Sports Tourism for Youths
by Naples Daily News Editorial Board December 2016
We applaud the newly constituted Collier County Commission for calling off the game rather than negotiating on a spring training stadium for the Atlanta Braves. However, we also urge the commission with three new members to waste no time before they T-ball up a discussion of furthering youth sports with a multidimensional athletic complex.
- Park District Board OKs $250K for Park Lights
by Katlyn Smith December 2016
Glen Ellyn Park District board OKs funding for lights at Newton Park Glen Ellyn Park District commissioners approved a $250,000 budget Tuesday to install lights at Newton Park over the objections of neighbors.
- Court: Widow's Concussion Suit Against ND Can Proceed
by Mark Gillispie December 2016
A state appeals court in Cleveland has ruled that the widow of a former Notre Dame football player can proceed with claims in a lawsuit that said her husband was disabled by and ultimately died from concussion-related head injuries suffered during his college career in the 1970s.
- 368 Ex-Gymnasts: Sexual Exploitation Spans Decades
by Tim Evans, Mark Alexia and Marisa Kwiatkowski December 2016
A nine-month investigation into cases across the nation found that predatory coaches were allowed to move from gym to gym, undetected by a lax system of oversight or dangerously passed on by USA Gymnastics-certified gyms.
- Probe Leads to Suspensions for 10 Minnesota Players
by Joe Christensen December 2016
Lee Hutton, an attorney representing several of the players, said the suspensions stem from an internal university investigation into the same Sept. 2 incident in a Dinkytown apartment that happened in the early morning hours after the team's season-opening victory over Oregon State.