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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 professional sports leagues will likely win their battle with the State of New Jersey and succeed in having an injunction passed that will bar More...

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By Michelle SportsX On Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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...

By Michelle SportsX On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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

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...

By Michelle SportsX On Friday, October 10th, 2014

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...

By Michelle SportsX On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Today’s Opinion Poll: Should a mere allegation be enough to suspend an NFL player?

  Adrian PetersonPhoto Credit: 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...

By Michelle SportsX On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Sayreville H.S. football bullying: Shades of Gray Matter

Update:  According to reports at [ ] 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

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...

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By Michelle SportsX On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Dallas Cowboys player C. J. Spillman is “INVOLVED in the INVESTIGATION,” doesn’t mean he’s guilty

  (AP Photo) Seems some in the media are ready to brand Dallas Cowboys, special teams player a rapist, even though  it doesn’t appear he’s been arrested.  Even if he were arrested, still doesn’t More...

By Michelle SportsX On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Dirty Little Secrets; Dirty Little Lies. From Media to Pro Sports, Do We Ever Get the Full Truth?

Years ago Don Henley released a song called ‘Dirty Laundry’ and it was all about how the media was more focused on the telling of a story than reporting with any compassion or accuracy.  The lyric that More...