Lawsuits

September 16, 2020 - 12:34 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman who accused former Badgers football player Quintez Cephus of sexual assault in 2018 is suing the University of Wisconsin-Madison over its decision to reverse Cephus’ expulsion and allow him back on the football team. While a university investigation concluded Cephus “...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2010, file photo, World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon raises his arm in the air to the audience during a fan appreciation event in Hartford, Conn. A federal appeals court on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, dismissed a lawsuit filed by 50 former professional wrestlers, who claimed WWE failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
September 09, 2020 - 12:59 pm
A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that had been filed by 50 former pro wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries, including concussions that led to long-term brain damage...
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September 02, 2020 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of Congress sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday questioning the league's formula for making concussion settlement payments to Black former players. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Representatives Yvette D. Clarke (D-N...
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FILE - Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a sports dispute involving the company of a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, warning FIFA that a prohibition against staging league matches internationally could violate American antitrust laws. Relevent Sports, controlled by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in September 2019 for failing to sanction a proposed Spanish league match between Barcelona and Girona in Miami Gardens, Florida.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
September 01, 2020 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a sports dispute involving the company of a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, warning FIFA that a prohibition against staging league matches internationally could violate American antitrust laws. Relevent Sports, controlled by...
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August 31, 2020 - 8:08 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three people filed a lawsuit Monday against New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker, claiming that he robbed them at gunpoint during a May cookout in Florida, court records show. The civil lawsuit filed in Broward County court seeks $100,000 in damages. Baker was...
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Jay Kallenberger, parent of two University of Iowa football players, speaks at a press conference asking for more transparency and communication by the Big Ten outside of their headquarters on Friday, August 21, 2020 in Rosemont. Parents of Big Ten football players, upset over the process that led to the postponement of the season until spring, held a protest near the conference's Chicago-area headquarters Friday while an attorney in Nebraska demanded commissioner Kevin Warren turn over material illustrating how the decision was made. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
August 31, 2020 - 6:11 pm
A court filing discloed Monday shows that Big Ten Conference presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season until spring, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The vote breakdown was revealed in the Big Ten's response to...
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University of Iowa football players parents protest outside Big Ten headquarters in Rosemont, Ill., Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Parents of Big Ten football players, upset over the process that led to the postponement of the season until spring, held a protest near the conference's Chicago-area headquarters Friday while an attorney in Nebraska demanded commissioner Kevin Warren turn over material illustrating how the decision was made. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 2:52 pm
A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a jury to force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court contends, among other things, the players are losing a chance for development, exposure for a possible pro...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Wyoming quarterback Sean Chambers (12) runs against New Mexico's Nahje Flowers during an NCAA college football game in Laramie, Wy. Family members of Flowers announced Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, they will sue New Mexico and the NCAA for his November 2019 death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The family says the school did not provide needed mental health treatement. (AP Photo/Michael Smith, File)
August 25, 2020 - 8:06 pm
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico coach Bob Davie ignored a player's plea for help in his fight against depression and instead made the lineman play a game before he took his own life, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit filed in federal court alleges the University of New...
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Dwight Hicks addresses the media during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Novi, Mich. Hicks, is one of several Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who claim they were abused by a sports doctor who worked there for decades. Attorneys are asking the university to treat them fairly as it settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the school millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 12, 2020 - 3:48 pm
NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Dwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr...
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REMOVES REFERENCE TO FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER - FILE - in this Nov. 13, 2006 file photo, former Michigan head football coach Bo Schembechler talks to the media in Ann Arbor, Mich. Dozens of more victims who said they were molested by a University of Michigan doctor have filed a lawsuit against the school. They include a former student who claims he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in 1982. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 8:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — In a story July 30, 2020, about a lawsuit against the University of Michigan, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a football player had told coach Bo Schembechler about abuse by Dr. Robert Anderson in the 1980s. The man who said he told Schembechler was a student who was...
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