Names In The News
Former St. Joseph Associate AD JACLYN PISCITELLII has "filed a federal lawsuit against the school alleging sexual discrimination by former longtime UConn basketball coach and current St. Joseph coach JIM CALHOUN and his longtime assistant GLEN MILLER." The suit also named former St. Joseph AD BILL CARDARELLI for "failing to take any action when she brought allegations against Calhoun to him and alleges that the former UConn basketball coach turned the athletic department into a 'male-dominated, hostile work environment' for any females" (HARTFORD COURANT, 10/10). The suit "does not name Calhoun, 77, as a defendant, but alleges that he contributed to a culture that was hostile to women" (N.Y. POST, 10/10).
TESTING, TESTING: Jets LB BRANDON COPELAND is "suing the company that sold him a supplement that included a banned substance, resulting in a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy." He "couldn't reveal the name of the company or the supplement because of the lawsuit, which is scheduled to be filed this week." The day after his suspension was announced, the company wrote on its website it was changing its manufacturing partners to "better hold consistent with their quality insurance." Copeland said that this poses the possibility he was "given a 'bad batch' of the supplement, and that's why he ultimately failed the drug test" (N.Y. POST, 10/10).
NOT GOING AWAY: Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT is "suing prosecutors for public records related to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa sting, adding another layer to his battle in Florida courts against two misdemeanor prostitution solicitation charges." Attorneys for Kraft in the latest suit "allege prosecutors have not fulfilled their legal obligation to provide records of communications from the State Attorney's Office regarding the Orchids of Asia investigation, repeatedly returning documents Kraft's legal team already obtained in discovery" (BOSTON HERALD, 10/10).
NAMES: Lifelong Cubs fan DANIEL FOX has "filed his second lawsuit against the team," alleging that the organization "essentially stole his decades-old idea for commemorative trinkets that were sold -- for $200 a piece -- after the team won the World Series" in '16. Fox believes he "came up with the idea for commemorative souvenir to mark the team's success" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 10/10)....Sporting KC co-Owner ROBB HEINEMAN and a group of K.C. investors have launched Homefield, a locally-based company that "plans to build out 15 to 20 high-end facilities nationwide for amateur sports over the next three years" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 10/9)....JACK NICKLAUS will take part in the Oct. 25 Dan Jenkins Medal of Excellence Sportswriting Awards dinner at Colonial Country Club to honor the late sportswriter who died earlier this year (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/10)....WWE Studios and Thinkfactory Media are "tag-teaming on 'BIG SHOW VS. THE WORLD: A GIANT ABROAD' (working title)," a new docuseries that will "follow the wrestling star as he travels back to these locations and indulges his lifelong passion for exploring the strange and unknown"(DEADLINE.com, 10/8)....Following the death of Pro Football HOFer NICK BUONICONTI in July, U.S. Sen. MARCO RUBIO (R-Fla.) "wrote a letter" to PRESIDENT TRUMP "asking that the former linebacker be seriously considered for the Presidential Medal of Freedom" (MIAMI HERALD, 10/9)....Rapper WIZ KHALIFA will "perform at Pitt's Blue and Gold Madness event Friday at Petersen Events Center" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 10/10).