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Packers Erik Walden Court Date now set in February

Posted in Football

  A court date has been set for Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden on a disorderly conduct-domestic abuse charge. He pled not guilty to the misdemeanor, which stems from a dispute with his girlfriend in November. A judge Tuesday set a trial date of Feb. 16, which is 11 days after the Super Bowl. Most attorneys familiar with… Continue Reading

Penn State Scandal Moves Forward

Posted in Football, NCAA, Sex Crimes

A  judge in Pennsylvania ruled Friday that two former Penn State officials will stand trial on charges of lying to a grand jury about what they knew and when regarding sexual abuse allegations against former coach Jerry Sandusky. District Judge William Wenner held there was enough evidence against both former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and… Continue Reading

Dr. Anthony Galea Sentenced in Federal Court for HGH related offense

Posted in Baseball, Football, Performance Enhancing Drugs

On the same day that Barry Bonds was sentenced to a month of house arrest and two years probation for his part in obstructing the investigation into BALCO (Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative) and the Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED) it peddled, a well respected but largely unknown Canadian doctor was sentenced three-thousand miles away in Federal Court… Continue Reading

Attorney Hired in Penn State Sexual Assault

Posted in Football, Sex Crimes

As reported by ABC News, at least one of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky’s alleged victims has now hired an attorney to explore a civil lawsuit.   The lawyer told ABC News he has been retained to explore a civil lawsuit against not only the former coach, but anyone who may have known… Continue Reading

Tim Curley is the source of misery for Penn State in the Sandusky Indictment

Posted in Football, Sex Crimes

The Sandusky Indictment reveals that Tim Curley, Penn State AD, was told of graphic incidents involving Jerry Sandusky and young boys being sexually assaulted and raped on the Penn State campus.  If anything can be more disturbing than the facts themselves, Sandusky was arrested for 40 counts related to allegations of sexual abuse of young boys over a 15-year… Continue Reading

Shame in College Sports, an indictment of the NCAA

Posted in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Track & Field

Taylor Branch, civil rights author and historian, has written a powerful indictment of the NCAA and collegiate sports. Reading this is an education on the exploitation of athletes in major college sports. Read the full article here in the Atlantic. Below is a section from the article that describes the myth of the student athlete. We… Continue Reading