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California bill could alter college athlete compensation

A bill proposed in California is one step closer to altering the relationship between college athletes and paid endorsements. The Fair Pay to Play Act, proposed by Sen. Nancy Skinner of California, would allow college athletes to be paid for their name, image or likeness. The bill would make it …

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Former Gator and NFL player Sharrif Floyd suing Dr. James Andrews for $180M

Former Vikings defensive tackle and former Gator Sharrif Floyd is filing a $180 million lawsuit Tuesday in a Florida court against Dr. James Andrews, the Andrews Insitute for Orthopaedic Surgery and others. Floyd’s lawyer Brad Sohn announced the lawsuit in a statement Monday night. “I’m going to get justice for Sharrif. He …

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Former Gators RB Adarius Lemons Arrested For Felony Battery

Less than three weeks after leaving the program, former Gators running back Adarius Lemons has been arrested. What Happened According to a Gainesville Police Department report, he’s facing a felony charge for domestic battery by strangulation. He is also being charged with battery and criminal mischief of over $200 but less …

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Multiple Florida Gators Football Players Facing Possible Disciplinary Action

Multiple Florida Gators football stars are facing possible disciplinary action for an incident that took place on campus in May. According to a university police department incident report, six Gator players were allegedly involved in an incident that took place on May 28 at Keys Residential Complex, including wide receiver …

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Commissioner Sankey Kicks Off SEC media days

For four days, college football will dominate downtown Atlanta; and for the first time in the event’s history, Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey took to the stage at the College Football Hall of Fame to kick off the SEC’s media days. The Auburn, New York, native gave writers plenty to …

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Larry Nassar Victims Receive $500 million Settlement from Michigan State University

For the 332 women molested by Larry Nassar, Wednesday’s settlement with Michigan State University is just another step on the long road to closure. Earlier in the day, reports emerged that the institution — who employed Nassar as a sports physician from 1997 to 2016 — agreed to pay a …

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NFL Implements Change of the Controversial Catch Rule

Tuesday, all 32 NFL owners unanimously voted to modify the definition of a catch. Specifically, they removed the requirement that a player going to the ground must secure the ball throughout the process of hitting the ground. The owners also voted to make the rule that moved touchbacks to the …

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Louisville Responds to Charges of Fraud and Corruption

Federal prosecutors in New York announced charges of fraud and corruption against coaches from seven NCAA basketball programs on Tuesday, including Louisville. It seems to be the final strike for Rick Pitino. Pitino has been head coach of the program throughout a slew of scandals, NCAA probations and suspensions during …

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Charges Against Treon Harris Withdrawn; Won’t Play Against LSU

In a statement released today by Huntley Johnson, the attorney representing University of Florida quarterback Treon Harris, the charges brought against him by a female student have been withdrawn. Johnson’s office released a short statement. “The young lady who claimed that Treon Harris sexually battered her has withdrawn her complaint.” Florida …

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