May 8, 2018

First Big Test for SafeSport

Based on a finding by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, former USA Taekwondo national team coach, Jean Lopez, has been declared permanently ineligible for any involvement […]
April 5, 2018

When Sweeping Things Under the Rug No Longer Works

Nearly five years ago, I recall a conversation I had with Adam Turtletaub, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & International Programs at SCCE, when he told […]
March 1, 2018

Trump Signs Bill Aimed at Preventing Sexual Abuse

On February 14, 2018 President Trump signed into law a bill that aims to protect amateur athletes from sexual abuse.  The new law has three main […]
February 26, 2018

A Time for the USOC to Act

The traditional United States Olympic Committee pre-Olympic press conference is all about the Olympics which are about to begin.  But this year in PyeongChang it was […]
January 15, 2018

New Hotline for Reporting Compliance Problems in Sports

Although the sports industry has been rocked and roiled by one scandal after another, the typical response of a team or a league or a sports […]
December 18, 2017

Braves Pay Dearly for Compliance Failures

The New York Times, USA Today, and other news outlets recently reported on the latest scandal in Major League Baseball (MLB), this one involving the Atlanta […]
November 13, 2017

Essential First Steps for College Basketball Coaches

The college basketball scandal continues to dominate the sports news following the FBI’s arrests of 10 individuals on corruption charges ranging from bribery to conspiracy and […]
October 13, 2017

College Basketball Scandal Could Have Far-Reaching Implications

By now readers of this blog may have had their fill of stories of sports scandals, even though the latest one in college basketball is particularly […]
April 25, 2017

Steps to a Compliance Program for Sports Organizations

In one of the recent developments in the sex-abuse scandal involving USA Gymnastics, two star gymnasts testified in March before the Senate Judiciary Committee and outlined […]
April 25, 2017

The Writing on the Wall

On the heels of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D – California) introducing a bill in the US Senate to require amateur athletic organizations to promptly report sexual […]
February 24, 2017

A Wake-Up Call for US Olympic Governing Bodies

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, announced on a recent CBS “60 Minutes” segment that she is crafting a bill that would establish clear protocol and require amateur […]
February 21, 2017

National Sports Association Boosts Compliance Resources

Responding to widespread concerns about ethical breaches in sports. the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has established an Integrity and Compliance Resource Center.  NASO is […]