Athletes in Court

Monthly Archives: February 2012

UVA Lacrosse Player Guilty–Defense mistake and a Juror speaks out

Posted in NCAA

As has been widely reported, a University of Virginia lacrosse player, George Huguely V, was found guilty last week of second-degree murder after lengthy deliberation by a jury in Virginia. The conviction is less than prosecutors were seeking which was first-degree murder. The case concerns the slaying of Yeardley Love, Huguely’s ex-girlfriend. The motive for… Continue Reading

Alabama Coach Instills Discipline in Misbehaving Team

Posted in Uncategorized

A recent article in the New York Times profiled Anthony Grant, Alabama’s men’s basketball coach. Though his celebrity doesn’t begin to rival fellow Alabaman coach Nick Saban, Grant had been doing a consistently good job. Though the team isn’t known as one of the greatest, they are doing fairly well and were on the path… Continue Reading

Student Athletes at Texas Christian University Arrested For Dealing Drugs

Posted in Federal Fraud, NFL

According to a report on MSNBC.com, a recent drug bust at Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth led to the arrest of some 17 students, including four football players. During a news conference this week school officials said those arrested were caught selling drugs to undercover narcotics officers both on campus and off-campus. The… Continue Reading

More Problems in the World of Cricket

Posted in Cricket

Unlike our previous posts (here, here and here) that focused on a former cricket team owner now accused of bilking investors out of billions, this cricket incident involves an Australian coach accused of sexually abusing multiple boys on the team he presided over. Shockingly the coach says that he believed his crimes were helping the… Continue Reading

College Athletic departments move to monitor athletes’ electronic activities

Posted in NCAA

According to a recent article that appeared in the Harvard Crimson, athletic programs across the country have taken on a new task: monitoring the electronic behavior of their students. As many programs suffer under the weight of increased media attention, watching over Twitter and Facebook accounts has taken on a special importance. Harvard’s head men’s… Continue Reading

Contador stripped of 2010 Tour de France Victory, Schleck given Tour win

Posted in Cycling, Performance Enhancing Drugs

Alberto Contador has been given a two year ban for positive test results according to worldwide reports . Disgraced former 2010 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador was on Tuesday braced to piece together his future as a professional cyclist a day after being handed a two-year doping ban.  Considered the most gifted racer of his generation, Contador was handed a two-year ban… Continue Reading

Lance Armstrong wins longest ride of his life: Federal Investigation Dropped

Posted in Cycling, Performance Enhancing Drugs

Lance Armstrong will take a metaphorical ride down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées today in celebration of the end to a federal probe into his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs and a host of other charges.  The investigation into Lance is over, and there will be no charges period–case closed. U.S. Attorney André Birotte, Jr., said Armstrong and… Continue Reading

Victim’s attorney puts pressure on Syracuse after alleging former assistant coach Bernie Fine’s wife had sex with players

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Following-up on a previous post, there have been developments in the Bernie Fine case concerning the former Syracuse University coach’s alleged sexual abuse of ball boys. A lawyer for several of Fine’s victims is seeking to increase the pressure on Syracuse University to settle the lawsuit against them by accusing the fired coach’s wife of… Continue Reading

Cricket Bats and Federal Court: Part III

Posted in Cricket

The trial of  Allen Stanford is currently underway in Federal Court in Texas. As previously discussed here and here, the case of former billionaire financier and cricket team-owner Allen Stanford continues to make headlines. According to a recent report in Businessweek, an Antiguan judge who also serves as the island’s top banking regulator recently told… Continue Reading