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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper, center, with his attorneys, Lisa Wayne, left, and Leonard Levine, right, appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, March 23, 2015. Sharper was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday immediately after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in Arizona, marking the first change of plea of the day for the former safety accused of drugging and assaulting women in four states. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, Pool)
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Judge says ex-NFL star’s co-defendant should get more info

In this Aug. 28, 2009 file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is seen on the field before the start of a preseason NFL football game in Landover, Md. A judge is hearing arguments from the Washington Redskins on June 23, 2015, that canceling the team's trademarks would infringe its free-speech rights. The hearing is scheduled on a lawsuit to overturn a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel the trademark on the grounds that it may be offensive to Native Americans. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
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Confederate flag case cited in Redskins trademark battle

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Mistrial granted in Vanderbilt football players’ rape case

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AHL player Paetsch pleads guilty to role in gambling ring

Chancey Luna is led from the courtroom to the jail in shackles and handcuffs after being convicted in the death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane in Duncan, Okla, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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Oklahoma teen gets life in prison for killing of Australian

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo warms up prior to a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match against Sweden in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Friday, June 12, 2015. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
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US soccer defends Hope Solo decisions in letter to senator

Tom Benson leaves Orleans Parish Civil District Court with his lawyer Phillip Wittman Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in New Orleans. A lawyer for the estranged heirs of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson described the tone in the courtroom as “somber” and “emotional” as his clients began testifying about their patriarch’s mental state. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
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Estate lawyer, psychiatrist testify in Benson trial

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Wife of Saints, Pelicans owner testifies in competency trial

U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo listens to her attorney Todd Maybrown in Kirkland Municipal Court on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. Solo has entered a not guilty plea following her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in suburban Seattle. (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)
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Documents reveal new details of Hope Solo arrest

Tom Benson leaves Orleans Parish Civil District Court with his lawyer Phillip Wittman Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in New Orleans. A lawyer for the estranged heirs of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson described the tone in the courtroom as “somber” and “emotional” as his clients began testifying about their patriarch’s mental state. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
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Psychiatrist testifies about Saints, Pelicans owner

An exercise rider guides a thoroughbred onto the track for a workout at Belmont Park, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Elmont, N.Y. Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah will try for a Triple Crown when he runs in Saturday's 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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American Pharoah owner gets gambling suit dismissed

Tom Benson, left, owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans sports teams, is greeted by Larry Rolling, a Saints season ticket holder for 37 years, outside Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in New Orleans. A mental competency trial pitting 87-year Benson against estranged heirs who are seeking control of his teams and other businesses entered its second day on Tuesday. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
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Granddaughter of Saints, Pelicans owner concludes testimony

In this Sept. 23, 2012, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after his ninth-inning fly-out in a 5-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in New York, after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. A person familiar with the session said that after Horowitz made his ruling, the New York Yankees third baseman slammed a table, uttered a profanity at MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and left. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because what takes place at the hearing is supposed to be confidential. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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Sentencing day for A-Rod cousin in Florida steroids case

In this Feb. 14, 2005 file photo, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) general secretary Chuck Blazer attends a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Blazer, a former FIFA executive committee member, told a U.S. federal judge he and others on the governing body's ruling panel agreed to receive bribes as part of the vote that picked South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup, according to a transcript of the 2013 hearing in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn unsealed by prosecutors Wednesday, June 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer, File)
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FIFA executive committee member Blazer admitted bribes

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49ers fullback Miller pleads no contest to disturbing peace

New Orleans Pelicans and New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, left, watches from his suite with his wife, Gayle Benson, during the first half of the Pelicans' NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Benson in good spirits as trial vs. estranged heirs starts

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Ex-Chicago Bulls player Brunson acquitted of sexual abuse

This feb. 20, 2014 file photo shows former NFL safety Darren Sharper appearing in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Sharper will remain jailed in Los Angeles, despite an arrest warrant issued for him in New Orleans, a judge ruled Friday March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Bob Chamberlin, Pool)
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Sharper set for change-of-plea in sex assault case

President of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Thomas Bach delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the FIFA congress in Zuerich, Switzerland on Thursday May 28, 2015. The FIFA congress with the president's election is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 in Zurich. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
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Bach says FIFA can learn from Salt Lake scandal

This Nov. 23, 2014, file photo shows San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Police say Chicago Bears defensive end McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er. McDonald was taken into custody Monday, May 25, 2015, on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
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NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

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Molestation claim against Michael Jackson’s estate dismissed

In this Feb. 14, 2005 file photo, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Secretary General Chuck Blazer as he attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Blazer was one of four men who pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's corruption investigation into FIFA announced Wednesday May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer, File)
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Former FIFA member Blazer’s plea seems key to investigation

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