Sports Risk Management Newsletter
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"From the Gym to the Jury" is a Bi-Monthy On-Line Newsletter designed to protect your sports programs (and yourself) from costly injuries, liability and lawsuits. This newsletter is a nationally acclaimed source for legal trends and risk management strategies for universities and sports programs.
Latest Newsletter ArticlesHere are just a few of the articles that you are missing in the latest Issue issue of FROM THE GYM TO THE JURY
HAZING LEADS TO
LACROSSE SEASON CANCELLATION
At the beginning of National Hazing Prevention Week, Cornell University cancelled the entire fall varsity lacrosse season because school officials discovered "the presence of a culture within this group of treating new members as less than equals."
THE "HEADS UP" PROGRAM
USA Football began a national program this year called "Heads Up" designed to alert players and coaches in youth football programs to the dangers of head injuries.
DOES EVERYONE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PLAY?
The U.S. Department of Education recently sent a guidance letter to schools, school districts, and universities informing them of the new mandate to provide programs for disabled athletes.
YOUTH SOCCER PLAYER
PENALIZED FOR FATAL ASSAULT
Ricardo Portillo, a well-known soccer referee, awarded a penalty against a player playing in goal. An argument ensued where the penalized teenage player punched Mr. Portillo who later died from the injury.
OFFICIALS ARRESTED AT FOOTBALL GAME
Two members of the Greater New Orleans Football Officials Association were recently arrested during a game.
NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL SAFETY STATEMENT
The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) has "re-released" their official statement on "crown of the helmet" violations.
RESULTS IN HAZING ACCUSATIONS
Three players on the Siegel High School girls' basketball team in Murfreesboro, TN have filed a lawsuit against the school district for alleged hazing by their coach's daughter, who is also a player on the team, when welcoming them to the team.