May 3, 2022

As Pro Sports Scandals Abound, The Solution is Clear

As scandals in professional sports continue to occur at an alarming pace, the entire industry clearly has reached a critical crossroads, making it incumbent upon its […]
March 21, 2022

Sports Gambling – More Trouble Ahead?

On May 14, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated ruling that struck down the federal ban on state authorization of sports betting.  This […]
February 24, 2022

“Held to a Higher Standard” – A Roadmap for Professional Sports

Repeating history, the major professional sports leagues in the U.S. continue to be plagued by scandals involving, among other issues, allegations of sexual and domestic abuse, […]
February 18, 2022

House Oversight Committee Holds Roundtable with Former Washington Football Team Employees

On February 3, 2022 the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy held a hybrid roundtable with six former […]
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 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 […]
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”) […]
September 11, 2020

When Sports Gets It Right

By Adam Turteltaub This past weekend saw two incidents in professional sports in which the officials were forced to make a tough call and had the […]
July 29, 2020

USOPC Announces Hiring of a New Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and New Audit Standards for its National Governing Bodies

Following years of scandals within several United States Olympic Committee National Governing Bodies (NGBs), the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has hired its first Chief […]
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 […]