Athletes in Court

Monthly Archives: November 2011

Penn State under Review by Department of Education

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According to Businessweek, the U.S. Department of Education has begun a review of Penn State’s campus security program to see whether university officials broke any federal laws by failing to report instances of child sexual abuse. The Department of Education will start by meeting with officials and administrators working for the university police department. From… Continue Reading

Wife’s Confession and Third Accuser Spells Trouble for Syracuse’s Bernie Fine

Posted in Basketball

According to ESPN, Bernie Fine was sacked Sunday by Syracuse University after an audio recording of his wife, Laurie Fine, came to light in which she acknowledged alleged sexual abuse. In addition to the audiotape, a third man came forward and accused the assistant basketball coach of molesting him nearly a decade ago. Syracuse’s senior… Continue Reading

Alberto Contador addresses drug tribunal in Switerland

Posted in Cycling

Alberto Contador will have to wait until the new year to discover if he is to be stripped of his 2010 Tour de France win after giving evidence at the end of his four-day doping hearing, according to the BBC. The Spaniard tested positive for banned substance clenbuterol on the second rest day of last… Continue Reading

Floyd Landis given 12 month suspended sentence by French Court

Posted in Cycling

Floyd Landis received a 12 month suspended sentence from a French court for his involvement in attempting to steal documents from a French lab that investigates drug doping in athletes. NPR reports that Landis was convicted in absentia of the crime. The plan included using Trojan software to obtain documents in violation of French law…. Continue Reading

MLB to test for Human Growth Hormone under new contract

Posted in Baseball

Gregg Clifton Reports in Collegiate and Professional Sports Blog that “Major League Baseball (MLB) and its players’ union have executed a new five year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that will run through the 2016 season. The highlights of the new CBA include blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and a rise in the minimum… 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

Timeline of Jerry Sandusky’s Case

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Timeline by ESPN A chronological look at the case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, based on a grand jury report in Pennsylvania state court. Some key dates in Penn State football history are included. Sandusky has been charged with 40 criminal counts, accusing him of serial sex abuse of minors: 1969… 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