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Criminal Records and the NFL Draft: Who is the Best Pick?

Hamilton College Professor of Economics Steve Wu and 2012 grad Kendall Weir analyzed five years of NFL draft data and discovered that the performance of NFL players who had an arrest record but no charges was better than those without an arrest and those arrested and charged performed as well as those with clean records - but they cost less. The study, Criminal Records and The Labor Market for Professional Athletes: The Case of the National Football League, is forthcoming in the Journal of Sports Economics.

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Darden School Experts Available to Comment on Donald Sterling LA Clippers

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Expert on Racism in Sports Says Donald Sterling Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg - Todd Crosset

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New Method Is a Thousand Times More Sensitive to Performance-Enhancing Drugs

While the world’s best athletes competed during last month’s winter Olympics, doctors and scientists were waging a different battle behind the scenes to make sure no one had an unfair advantage from banned performance-enhancing drugs. Here today at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, researchers unveiled a new weapon — a test for doping compounds that is a thousand times more sensitive than those used today.

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Michael Sam Case Challenges 'Old School' Norms

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Experts Can Talk About Various Aspects of the 22nd Olympic Winter Games; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Brett Favre Claims He Has Memory Loss: Time to Have the Concussion Discussion - Concussion Expert Available

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New Darden Case Explores the Health of Nonprofit LIVESTRONG After Creator, Lance Armstrong, Admits Doping

A new case released by Darden Business Publishing, LIVESTRONG: Cycling Around Lance Armstrong, focuses on the LIVESTRONG Foundation, created by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong after his own bout with cancer.

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Cornell Scientist Offers Insight Into MLB Ruling, Look at PED Battles on Deck

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Endocrine Society Spokesman Can Provide Perspective on Performance-Enhancing Drug Use Alleged In MLB Suspensions

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