This Week In Sports Law: NCAA Nabs Notre Dame, Darrelle Revis Sues Agents, James Harden Depo – Forbes
Notre Dame Loses Fight Related To Academic Misconduct
The Notre Dame football program has been publicly reprimanded and will serve one year of probation through November 21, 2017 based on a student athletic trainer committing academic misconduct and providing certain athletes with impermissible academic extra benefits. The list of penalties for Notre Dame also includes a $5,000 fine and the removal of all wins and losses from games in which the ineligible athletes participated during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 football seasons.
Notre Dame was 12-1 in 2012 and 9-4 in 2013. 2012 was the season in which Notre Dame made the BCS Championship Game against Alabama.
Head coach Brian Kelly says that the NCAA’s penalties will not impact his status as coach of the football team.
Darrelle Revis May Be On His Own Island
New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis has filed a lawsuit in the State of New York against his former agents Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, as well as their agency Schwartz & Feinsod, LLC. Revis claims that his former agents set out to take advantage of him by billing for amounts not due and improperly inserting a provision in a deal that was designed to misappropriate funds otherwise due to the football player.
“Specifically, unbeknownst to Mr. Revis, Attorney Schwartz secretly and unilaterally increased Attorney Schwartz’s contingent legal fee to Mr. Revis and Shavae from 10% to 50% for the work related to the Healthy Beverage Agreement, and arranged for money earned by Mr. Revis and Shavae under the agreement to be sent directly to Schwartz & Feinsod in contravention of their standard practice and in an effort to avoid detection by Mr. Revis,” states a paragraph of the Complaint.
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