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Dallas Cowboys Jourdan Lewis Not Guily
Adam Banner - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Well, that didn't take too long. Most people think of a long, drawn-out affair when they hear the term "jury trial" -- and this notion is most likely based on their only exposure to the situation being a result of television and pop culture.  Read More

What is a "Detention," and When are You Legally Detained? Ask Ezekiel Elliott...
Adam Banner - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Disclaimer: I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, so when I opened up my sports newsfeed earlier this weekend, I quickly became concerned. That’s what the twitter stories and dime-a-dozen news sites are going for…instant attention. And yea, it worked on me, just like it works on everyone else.
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Ryan Lochte, International Crime, and the Olympics
Adam Banner - Monday, August 22, 2016

As the Rio Olympics come to a conclusion, the United States has once again demonstrated that it is one of the world's top athletic powerhouses on the international stage. Less flattering however, is the conduct of some of the athletes who helped position the United States of America at the top of the medal race.  Read More

Manziel Lawyer Withdraws after Leaking Privileged Information to the Press
Adam Banner - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Johnny Football just can't seem to get it together. The once-promising athlete has seemed to be nothing but trouble since going pro, partying too much and facing criminal charges for domestic violence against his girlfriend. Now, it seems that his latest bad decision has been his choice of attorney. Read More

New York Shuts Down Daily Fantasy Sports Giants DraftKings and FanDuel
Adam Banner - Friday, December 11, 2015

A lot of law is a matter of semantics, and that seems to be the case with multi-billion dollar companies DraftKings and FanDuel, two daily fantasy sports websites that are able to operate through a loophole that allows the exchange of money in fantasy sports leagues. The fine line here is whether participants are paying for participation in skill-based games or whether they are gambling on fantasy leagues. Read More

Can college athletes be fined for misconduct?
Adam Banner - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

When professional athletes are accused of misconduct on or off the field, they are frequently assessed a heavy fine. The NFL in particular seems to fine players at every turn. In fact, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller says that he is repeatedly fined for flatulence during team meetings. And a list of 2015 NFL fines and suspensions shows that the league has fined players more than $15 million during the first four weeks of the season. These fines range from $5,787 for Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's uniform violation (wearing blue cleats) to Miami defensive end Dion Jordan's nearly $5.27 million fine for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Read More

Campus Crime in Oklahoma
Adam Banner - Sunday, November 30, 2014

Last week, campus police with the University of Central Oklahoma Police Department investigated the report of an armed robbery on campus. The alleged victim says that he was sitting in his vehicle when a man armed with a small-caliber revolver approached him and demanded money before jumping into another vehicle and driving away. Read More

Oklahoma Athletes Under Suspicion
Adam Banner - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Often, it seems like sports and crime go hand in hand--especially football and violent crime. The statistics do not support this theory, with the NFL having an arrest rate below that of the general population, and with the NBA being the only major professional sports league to have a higher arrest rate than the general public. Still, headlines love athletes, and when a professional athlete or even a college athlete from a big-name university is accused of wrongdoing, it quickly becomes trending news. Read More

Aaron Hernandez Murder Charges and the NFL Culture of Violence
Adam Banner - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Culture of violence" or cumulative head trauma?  Read More

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