Auburn Justice: The Serious Issue Facing Former Auburn Football Player Mike McNeil

Selena Roberts’ serious allegations against the Auburn athletics department earlier this week caused an uproar among members of the media and college football fans.  If true, the story’s accusations of rampant drug use by football players, coaches handing players money under the table and academic officials changing football players’ grades to ensure their eligibility, are enough to turn Auburn athletics on its head.  Tucked away … Continue reading Auburn Justice: The Serious Issue Facing Former Auburn Football Player Mike McNeil

What The Emails Acquired By CNN Mean To The Case Against Penn State Officials

Recently, CNN a published a story detailing emails it obtained access to which allegedly were sent between Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Penn State Senior Vice President for Business and Financing Gary Schultz.  CNN notes that it does not have the emails in its possession, but that their contents were made available to CNN.  Thus, because … Continue reading What The Emails Acquired By CNN Mean To The Case Against Penn State Officials

Lessons From the Roger Clemens Verdict

Four years after Roger Clemens voluntarily testified before Congress during a hearing on performance enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball, he was acquitted of all charges brought against him from statements he made during that hearing.  Indicted in August 2010 on two counts of perjury, three counts of making false statements and one count of obstructing Congress, the case against Clemens has proved to … Continue reading Lessons From the Roger Clemens Verdict

The Barry Bonds Saga: A Look at Barry Bonds’ Appeal

BY:  Andrew Riley, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @BuriedTalents) By now most people are aware of the Barry Bonds story. Baseball fans surely know of his highly successful career that ended tumultuously due to the crackdown on performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Most baseball fans have also heard many of the Barry Bonds rumors in regards to how he has treated people in the past. Many have … Continue reading The Barry Bonds Saga: A Look at Barry Bonds’ Appeal

The Charges Against Jerry Sandusky

Today, the trial in the case brought by Pennsylvania against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky begins.  In the case, Sandusky is charged with 52 counts of various misdemeanors and felonies against ten alleged victims. The charges against Sandusky are explained below.  Along with a description of the charge that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt at trial, the following also … Continue reading The Charges Against Jerry Sandusky

Second Swing: Roger Clemens’ Re-Trial

Nine months ago, after the prosecution had only put two witnesses on the stand, the judge in the case against former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens, declared a mistrial.  This mistrial stemmed from a procedural error committed by the prosecution, who showed a video referencing testimony by Andy Pettitte’s wife, which was previously ruled inadmissible. Today marks the start of the prosecution’s second trial against Clemens.  … Continue reading Second Swing: Roger Clemens’ Re-Trial

Bounty Gate: The Potential Legal Ramifications of the New Orleans Saints’ Bounty Program (Part 2)

In the midst of a bustling off-season, during which the Saints are busy attempting to improve their team through free agency and preparing to host the 2013 Super Bowl, news of the Bounty Gate scandal has shaken the team.  While the Saints, other NFL teams and football fans alike patiently wait to see how the NFL will penalize the team for its alleged involvement in a bounty program, … Continue reading Bounty Gate: The Potential Legal Ramifications of the New Orleans Saints’ Bounty Program (Part 2)