November 2, 2021

Netflix Series “Bad Sport“ Highlights Corruption in Sports Worldwide

“Bad Sport,” a new true-crime series on Netflix, examines some of the biggest controversies and scandals in the history of sport.  True crime and sports intersect […]
October 18, 2021

Feds Allege 18 Former NBA Players Defrauded League’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan

As widely reported in the media recently, 18 former NBA players and a spouse of one of them were criminally charged on October 7 by federal […]
October 11, 2021

Integrity Clearly at Issue Within the IOC and the AIBA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) have significant integrity problems. The IOC is the guardian of the Olympic Games and the […]
August 23, 2021

Integrity Resource Center Reaches Milestone

Peanut butter and jelly. Mac and cheese. Bacon and eggs. Some things just go together. In the world of sports officiating, it might seem obvious the […]
June 7, 2021

Compliance Programs are Starting to Take Root Within MLB

In the wake of a months-long investigation by Major League Baseball (MLB) of allegations of sexual harassment against Los Angeles Angels’ pitching coach Mickey Callaway, MLB […]
May 18, 2021

Alleged Compliance Failures Lead to Coach’s Firing

University of Cincinnati head basketball coach, John Brennen, was fired on April 9 due to “compliance” failures alleged by athletic director, John Cunningham. In his termination […]
April 30, 2021

Imagining Fewer Scandals in Sports and Policing

Upon reading Adam Turtletaub’s recent post on The Compliance and Ethics Blog entitled “A New View of Compliance,” I reflected on numerous articles I have written […]
February 8, 2021

A Confidential Hotline Would be a Good Start for Addressing Various Problems Confronting MLB Teams

According to Trent Rosecrans, president of the Baseball Writers Association of America, “MLB has promised to consider instituting a third-party confidential hotline so that violations can […]
January 11, 2021

A New Era of Regulations and Compliance Lies Ahead for Horse Racing

While horse racing in the U.S. has historically been regulated by the states, the recent passage by Congress of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“HISA”) […]
December 21, 2020

Reputational Risk: A Threat to Sports Officials Requiring a Call to Action

Reputational risk – also known as reputation risk – is a threat or danger to the good name or standing of a business or entity, or […]
November 11, 2020

Public Charities Need to Address Compliance Risks

Greg McRay, the founder and CEO of Foundation Group – an organization with the stated mission of helping nonprofits thrive – writes that, “One of the […]
October 5, 2020

Compliance Officer Jobs on the Horizon in Horse Racing

While compliance officers have been focusing on compliance with NCAA rules and regulations within the athletic departments of major colleges and universities for decades, only recently […]