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Allegations of ‘Date Rape’, Speedy Trials and Football … not necessarily in that order

Former professional football player Darren Sharper appears for his arraignment at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, California February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Former professional football player Darren Sharper appears for his arraignment at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, California February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   Perhaps you will agree with me when I state my opinion that the Criminal Justice system in the United States is flawed.  However, depending upon More...

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By Michelle SportsX On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Why I would sign Ray Rice …. in a heartbeat!

(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)   It has nothing to do with the way he plays, although I hear he’s possibly one of the best running backs out there, but there is another reason why I would sign Ray Rice, More...

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By Michelle SportsX On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Are Pro Sports Leagues Fighting Legalized Sports Betting in NJ Just Being Bullies?

Today I posed a question on Twitter.  I asked for people to tell me how legalizing sports betting poses a threat to the integrity of professional sports league.  I did this because I was reading about how the More...

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By Michelle SportsX On Thursday, November 6th, 2014
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What “IF” the media was wrong about Joe Paterno?

Years ago I met a man at a business conference.  He was from Cleveland, Ohio and I was, at the time living in Manhattan.  We were both working for the same company and we were in Pennsylvania at a business meeting More...

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By Michelle SportsX On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Amir Bar-Lev examines media bias of Penn State scandal in new film, Happy Valley

When I was asked if I would be interested in doing a feature article about the documentary film, Happy Valley, directed by Amir Bar-Lev I did not have to think twice.  Absolutely, without a doubt I would.  I More...

By Michelle SportsX On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Should the children of Sayreville be adjudicated in the adult justice system?

update: it appears that the seven juveniles who were arrested and charged with crimes of victimization after the ‘hazing’ incident will likely be charged as juveniles … this according to a report More...

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By Michelle SportsX On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Does the media focus too much on yesterday’s NFL?

What role does the media have in shaping the way Americans view sports? Who decides what stories run on the front page, and which ones get left on the cutting room floor? When I was a student, enrolled in a master’s More...

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By Michelle SportsX On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Today’s Opinion Poll: Should a mere allegation be enough to suspend an NFL player?

  Adrian PetersonPhoto Credit: sportingnews.com At the moment Adrian Peterson, the suspended NFL player whom, if it not for being arrested on allegations of child abuse, would be somewhere other than a court More...

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By Michelle SportsX On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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Sayreville H.S. football bullying: Shades of Gray Matter

Update:  According to reports at [ www.nj.com ] the allegations may involve seventeen and eighteen year old students who would have lights turned out and grab an underclassmen and hold them down, stick a finger More...

By Michelle SportsX On Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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Sayreville High School football team at center of hazzing accusations

Just the other day I was speaking with a legal analyst, Bram Maravent, about the liabilities associated with municipalities surrounding their involvement in student athletic programs, as well as other athletic events, More...