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 7, 2017

Cardinals Pay the Price for Non-Compliance

Earlier last year the Compliance and Ethics Blog posted a piece I’d written entitled, “Yet Another Scandal in Sports.” This piece reported on Chris Correa, a […]
December 2, 2016

A Way Forward for USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics, which has been criticized for not promptly reporting suspected sexual abuse, has appointed Deborah J. Daniels, a former federal prosecutor and currently managing partner […]
June 20, 2016

An Avertable Embarrassment

Tennis celebrity Maria Sharapova is enduring ridicule and scorn over her claims she was unaware the drug she was taking for health reasons is on the […]
March 10, 2016

Do College Compliance Programs Stop at Door of the Athletic Department?

The University of Louisville, 2013 NCAA Basketball Champion, will not be participating in any post-season play this season, including the ACC and NCAA Tournaments.  In early […]
March 5, 2016

Tennis Scandal Highlights Value of Compliance Programs

Professional tennis, reeling from allegations of match-fixing by players, received another blow when the Guardian newspaper reported several umpires have been banned or are facing lifetime […]
February 26, 2016

Two Programs Take Hits For Protecting Their Quarterbacks

Looking for scandals in college sports is as difficult as looking for hay in a haystack. And while the particulars vary , the pattern is distressingly […]
January 14, 2016

Yet Another Scandal in Sports

Last summer news broke the FBI is investigating whether employees of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club illegally accessed the Houston Astros’ private database, and recently […]
January 10, 2016

Sports Organizations Need Effective Integrity and Compliance Programs

Noted New York attorney, Gregory J. Wallance, recently penned an article for Forbes Leadership Forum on how NFL’s Commissioner, Roger Goodell, failed to follow standard corporate […]