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 […]
September 7, 2017

Another Morality Tale for Compliance Officers

Jack Ewing’s recently published book titled Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal chronicles the decline and fall of Volkswagen, once the largest automaker in the world and now […]
August 29, 2017

U.S. Olympic Committee Forms Center for SafeSport

On the heels of a sexual abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics, there appears to be another brewing in the world of taekwondo.  Brothers and fellow Olympians, […]
June 30, 2017

Tougher Penalties for Non-Compliance in Sports

In early June, three former Penn State University administrators were sentenced to prison terms in connection with the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. For the former […]
June 30, 2017

Officiating Group Adopts Standards for Effective Integrity Programs

As the sports officiating industry matures, it is becoming apparent to officiating leaders that their industry needs to develop and implement effective integrity programs. At its […]
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 […]
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 […]