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The FBI Investigation That Sent College Basketball Reeling

The FBI has charged ten people involved with men’s college basketball with federal criminal charges of fraud, bribery and corruption, including four assistant coaches, managers/financial advisors, and a senior-level Adidas employee. More arrests and charges will likely come as a result of the FBI investigation, but in the interim, what does this mean for these schools, involved players, and college basketball overall?

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features the Ninth Circuit’s O’Bannon decision, the insider trading scandal in fantasy sports, and MLB litigation updates.

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition focuses on Deflategate again, but high school sports, DirecTV's Sunday Ticket, and the NCAA also make appearances.

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features Tom Brady’s appeal, the uncertainty of sports gambling, and a host of NCAA issues.

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The NCAA’s Ill-Defined Role in Academic Fraud Cases

Academic misconduct in the NCAA has become a bit of a hot button issue in the last decade, as the NCAA is categorizing academic improprieties as an impermissible extra benefit. When looking at academic fraud involving NCAA student-athletes, the million-dollar question is “What should the NCAA’s role be in assessing and punishing academic fraud?”

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Dr. Enforcement: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love NCAA Interpretive Flexibility

The NCAA announced a new interpretive philosophy. If this philosophy works, everyone wins. Student-athletes will likely receive more minimal participation benefits without having to pay back paltry amounts. Compliance offices can actually say yes to coaches and staff members more often, without the NCAA second-guessing the institution. Lastly, the NCAA’s small and overburdened enforcement staff can relax in the knowledge that they will see less violations (stupid or just minimal) cross their desks. But if the philosophy doesn’t work, the NCAA could devolve into interpretive chaos, and just become another thorn in the organization’s side.

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