Yes, Myles Garrett Could be Charged With Assault

The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett without pay indefinitely for ripping the helmet off a Pittsburgh Steelers' player and hitting him in the head with it during last week's game during the Steelers. Although the NFL has suspended Garrett indefinitely, it looks the Browns' defensive end could also face criminal charges for his outburst.... Continue Reading →

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Proves They Can Win On and Off the Field: Judge Grants Class Action Status in Their Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

The disparity between the men and women's national soccer teams is quite shocking. Each player on the U.S. Women's National Team, according to documents obtained by The Guardian, could receive about $260,000 in maximum earnings for winning the Women's World Cup. Each player on the U.S. Men's National Team, however, could have earned nearly $1... Continue Reading →

Time’s Up: Court Rules that Former NFL Players’ Suit Against Riddell is Time-Barred

In 2016, more than 50 ex-NFL players, all of whom had sustained numerous concussions and were suffering attendant neurological impairments, filed a lawsuit against Riddell, Inc., the sports equipment manufacturer that made the helmets they wore while playing. In their complaint, the former NFL players claimed that while the sports equipment manufacturer “promoted [their] helmets... Continue Reading →

Is the Mafia in the Game Rigging Business?

Twenty years ago, former Arizona State guard Stevin "Hedake" Smith wrote a letter to Sports Illustrated detailing how easily college athletes can be drawn into fixing games. He explained that “poor, naïve teenagers plus rich, greedy gamblers equal disaster." Today, match-fixing and point-shaving scandals remain a major issue for the NCAA for exactly this reason.... Continue Reading →

Vontaze Burfict Suspended for the Season: Does He Have Any Chance of Winning on Appeal?

The league officially announced that Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict is suspended for the rest of the 2019 season for his helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle. Jon Runyan, vice president of football operations, wrote a letter to Burfict explaining the decision to suspend him for the remainder of the season. The letter stated, in relevant part:... Continue Reading →

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