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Maryland Football Kills a Kid and UNC Football Players Suspended for Selling Shoes
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All rise. The sports court of public opinion we call Foul Play-by-Play is now in session, the dishonorable Anthony Varriano presiding over this podcast providing play-by-play and color commentary on foul play in sports, on courts and in them. The attorney of record and my co-host is Michael Haase of McLarty and Haase Law in Glendive, Montana. Headlines Headline 1: Maryland Football Player Dies of Heat Exhaustion; Wrongful Death Lawsuit Likely Coming Against University After 19-year-old Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Anthem Protests, Again, USA Swimming Sexual Assault, Again, and Police Brutality, Again
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Each week at Foul Play-by-Play, we cover the law-related, sports headlines, including the cheats, cheap shots and alleged criminals in sports. Here are the headlines, “Historically Foul Play,” “Statistically Significant Foul Player,” and Cheats of the Week for the week of May 18-25. Headlines New NFL Anthem Protests Policy Adopted without a Vote According to Seth Wickersham, the NFL owners adopted a new national anthem policy despite an official vote never taking place, which he tweeted is “atypical for such a...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018
Foul Play Sports Headlines and Cheats of the Week for May 11-17, 2018
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Each week here at Foul Play-by-Play we will review the week’s cheats, cheap shots and alleged criminals in sports for a weekly sports, talk radio show, eventually airing online and on GCNLive radio affiliates. Here are your top law-related sports headlines and Foul Play-by-Play Cheats of the Week for May 11-17, 2018. Foul Play Sports Headlines The Supreme Court Allows States to Determine Legality of Sports Betting The Supreme Court struck down the federal law prohibiting state-sponsored sports betting after almost...

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Friday, 18 May 2018
Retiring Ravens GM Newsome wins day one of 2018 NFL Draft
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Had you been living under a rock the last month you’d still somehow know the 2018 NFL Draft’s first round was deep with quarterbacks. The fact five quarterbacks were taken in Thursday’s first round shouldn’t have surprised anyone, but, as always, there were surprises throughout the draft’s first round, starting with the very first pick. The Best: The Cleveland Browns got their franchise quarterback, probably Many “experts,” including ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr., predicted Cleveland would take quarterback Sam Darnold, but...

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Monday, 30 April 2018
Hey, NCAA: Pay the players or feed your slaves
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The eventual champion of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament may not get a chance to hang a championship banner from its rafters if the Federal Bureau of Investigation wants it that way. Given what we know about the investigation uncovering recruitment violations committed by seemingly every contending college basketball program, 2018 might be a repeat of 2013. If you remember, Louisville emerged from March Madness as champion that year only to have that championship vacated for paying escorts to...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018
The case for the Vikings to sign Kirk Cousins
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The only quarterback the Minnesota Vikings have under contract is 24-year-old Kyle Sloter out of Northern Colorado. Case Keenum is a free agent. Sam Bradford is a free agent. Teddy Bridgewater is a free agent. And Kirk Cousins is a free agent. Here’s the case for the Vikings to sign Kirk Cousins. 1) Cousins is better than Keenum The numbers from this season aren’t on Cousins’ side, but he is the better quarterback. Keenum had a better touchdown-to-interception ratio this...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Minnesota Vikings’ 2018 offseason wish list
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You could say the Minnesota Vikings had no business playing in the NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia after needing a Minneapolis Miracle to get there. But they entered play as the NFL’s best defense in points and yardage allowed and were three-point favorites on the road. They left Philly 31-point losers. Eagles’ offensive coordinator Frank Reich picked apart the best third-down defense in football — getting first downs on 10 of 14 third-down tries. Shutdown cornerback Xavier Rhodes summed it...

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Monday, 22 January 2018
Vikings’ stadium experience best ever
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I’ve been to plenty of stadiums. I’ve been to Miller Park — a dump in a bad part of Milwaukee. I’ve been to the Metrodome — a terrible place to watch baseball but loud and fun nonetheless. I’ve been to Safeco Field — a beautiful, quaint place to watch baseball as long as the roof is open. I’ve been to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City — a beautifully vast stadium. I’ve been to Fenway Park, which makes me feel spoiled...

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Monday, 20 November 2017
2018 NFL Playoff picture developing
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There were plenty of NFL teams that made playoff statements in Week 9 — some good, some bad. No team made a bigger statement than Philadelphia, though. The NFC road to the Super Bowl will go through Philadelphia The Eagles (8-1) have been fantastic and should end up the top playoff seed in the NFC. The rest of Philadelphia’s schedule isn’t easy, with two games against Dallas, one at Seattle and one at the Rams. But with eight wins already...

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Monday, 06 November 2017
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