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Northwestern Univ. football players allowed to seek union representation

(Reuters) – Northwestern University football players who get scholarships are school employees under federal law and can, therefore, pursue union representation, a U.S. labor agency decided on Wednesday in a move that has the potential to reshape college athletics. A regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said…

‘Were you wearing a bra?’ Rape accuser at US Naval Academy faces aggressive and withering questioning on the hearing stand

The pre-trial hearings in a military courtroom at the U.S. Naval Academy have exposed a Navy midshipman who has accused three academy football players of rape to pointed cross-examination of the kind a civilian accuser wouldn’t face, according to news reports covering the case. Under defense questioning over the last…

Vanderbilt suspends four football players amid sex crime investigation

Vanderbilt University football players suspended in sex crimes investigation (via The Christian Science Monitor) Vanderbilt University has dismissed four football players from the team and suspended them from the university as the result of a sex crimes investigation. A statement on the school’s web site says only that the four…

Football players found guilty in Steubenville rape case

Two Steubenville high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl have been found guilty by Ohio judge, according to multiple media reports. Judge Thomas Lipps ruled Sunday that 17-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma’lik Richmond were guilty of attacking the girl while she was unconscious. Both teens were…

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