Each Monday The White Bronco’s “This Week in SportsLaw” previews the week to come in the sports legal world. Here is what is going on this week:
NCAA Tourney Kicks Off: And not without a sports law angle. Prior to CBS’s release of the NCAA bracket matchups, the brackets were leaked on twitter. The NCAA has announced that it is investigating … itself. Here is its official statement:
We go to great lengths to prevent the tournament field from being revealed early and the N.C.A.A. took its usual measures to prevent this from happening. Unfortunately, and regrettably, the bracket was revealed prior to our broadcast partners having the opportunity to finish unveiling it. We take this matter seriously and we are looking into it.
More NCAA brackets fun:
- Are NCAA brackets pools illegal? Marc Edelman explores the issue.
- Think you are going to nail that perfect bracket this year? Don’t bet on it. Your odds are 9.22 quintillion to one, or one in 9,220,000,000,000,000,000. Good luck.
Josh Gordon Reinstatement Decision: The NFL has until Sunday to announce whether Josh Gordon has been reinstated from his one-year suspension for violating the League’s substance abuse policy. Gordon’s reinstatement will be at the “sole discretion” of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and will largely revolve around Gordon was able to establish that he adhered to his League issued treatment plan during the year off. This weekend, Steelers WR Martavis Bryant received the same suspension as Gordon (pending appeal) and will not be eligible for reinstatement for a full calendar year.