The NCAA’s Options In Investigating Lance Thomas’ Jewelry Purchases

By:  John Fabiano, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @Fabs5180) Now that Lance Thomas has settled the lawsuit filed against him by Rafaello and Co., the NCAA’s investigation into how the former Blue Devil was able to afford almost $100,000 worth of jewelry becomes even more difficult. In December of his senior year at Duke, Thomas allegedly purchased $97,800 worth of jewelry from the New York based … Continue reading The NCAA’s Options In Investigating Lance Thomas’ Jewelry Purchases

Lance Armstrong’s Lawsuit Against The USADA Dismissed

On the day that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong filed a lawsuit to prevent the USADA from punishing him, a judge in Armstrong’s hometown of Austin, TX dismissed the lawsuit and all other pleadings filed along with it, including a motion for a temporary restraining order.  Ultimately, the basis of the ruling by Judge Sam Sparks of the United States District Court for … Continue reading Lance Armstrong’s Lawsuit Against The USADA Dismissed

Will Roger Goodell’s Motion To Dismiss Jonathan Vilma’s Lawsuit Be Granted?

In May, suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma sued NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for defamation as a result of statement made by Goodell in the course of the NFL’s investigation into the Saints’ alleged bounty program.  In Louisiana, defamation is “the malicious publication or expression … of anything which tends to expose any person to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or to deprive him of … Continue reading Will Roger Goodell’s Motion To Dismiss Jonathan Vilma’s Lawsuit Be Granted?

Woman Sues Philadelphia Phillies And Team Mascot Phanatic

On July 17, 2010, Suzanne Peirce was attending her sister’s wedding at the Golden Inn Hotel and Resort in Philadelphia, PA.  On that date, Peirce was lounging on a chair near the hotel’s pool.  Also at the Golden Inn Hotel and Resort’s pool on July 17, 2010 was the Philadelphia Phillies’ large, furry, green mascot which reportedly hails from the Galapagos Islands, Phanatic.  Phanatic was … Continue reading Woman Sues Philadelphia Phillies And Team Mascot Phanatic