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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. 



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Here are just a few of the articles that you are missing in the latest Issue issue of FROM THE GYM TO THE JURY  

> US COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS PROHIBITION ON SPORTS GAMBLING IN NEW JERSEY
The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals on August 9, 2016 upheld the prohibition of sports gambling in New Jersey. The full court of 12 members heard the appeal brought by the State of New Jersey, which was asking the judges to uphold the state's 2014 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) to legalize sports gambling.

> UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHALLENGES ACADEMIC FRAUD FINDINGS
The University of North Carolina (UNC) has disputed the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) jurisdiction to investigate and impose penalties for violations resulting from the University's long-running academic fraud scandal.

> A CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE
Zachary Dorley was an incoming ninth grader who was severely injured in a football drill when he was matched against Steven McElhinny, a rising senior, in a blocking drill. According to court testimony, Dorley was small in stature and was matched against a much older and larger player.

> WHEN BATS FLY
On May 31, 2011, the Honors Physical Education class at Glenbrook North High School was playing a game called Mushball. The game is like baseball except the ball gets progressively mushier and squishier and takes a greater effort to hit it further with an aluminum bat. During the game in question, Niko Kollias lost control of his aluminum bat as it slipped out of his hands and struck and injured Blair Shwachman, another player.

> COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN
Eric Romig was the softball coach at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, PA when he developed a sexual relationship with a student. It was through a series of text messages that the coach was able to begin the relationship with E.N. between her sophomore and junior years at Pennridge High School. Upon discovery of the relationship, Eric Romig pled guilty to six criminal charges from his inappropriate conduct with E.N. and is currently in jail.

> UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND RENAMES BYRD STADIUM TO MARYLAND STADIUM
The University of Maryland Board of Regents has voted to change the name of the Harry C. "Curley" Byrd Stadium to Maryland Stadium.


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