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Column: Florida State gives way to 'Jameis State'

indystar.com — The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.

Brennan: Florida State gives way to 'Jameis State'

usatoday.com — The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.

Brennan: Roger Goodell appears to make strides after toughest month

usatoday.com — It has been exactly one month since a video from inside an Atlantic City elevator dropped into our lives and changed the sports landscape as we know it, likely for good. Years from now, students and historians will look at the sports world in this manner: Before the Ray Rice elevator video.

Brennan: School president should end Michigan fiasco

usatoday.com — The best line in the best college fight song in the country says, simply, "Hail! Hail! To Michigan, the leaders and best!" Growing up, I sang that song hundreds of times at Michigan football games, or while just thinking about Michigan football games.

Brennan: Suspend Michael Phelps for at least a year

usatoday.com — Michael Phelps was once suspended for three months because of a photo. Now that he has been arrested for the second time in 10 years for driving while under the influence, Phelps should immediately be suspended by U.S. Swimming for at least a year, with the very real option for the banishment to extend through the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.

Brennan: U.S. Ryder Cup team may win again with no Woods

usatoday.com — Phil Mickelson is causing Ryder Cup mischief, poking fun at a lawsuit pitting one European player against the management team of another. Tiger Woods isn't there, which isn't a surprise because he has been injured almost all year, yet that piece of old news still somehow persists as the biggest story in golf.

USOC chief calls charges involving Hope Solo 'disturbing'

usatoday.com — The unseemly silence that has enveloped the U.S. Olympic and soccer communities since the June arrest of U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo on domestic violence charges has finally been broken. "Abuse in all forms is unacceptable," U.S. Olympic Committee chief executive officer Scott Blackmun told USA TODAY Sports in an e-mail Monday evening.

Exclusive: NFL's Anna Isaacson on domestic abuse

usatoday.com — In her first interview since being named the NFL's new vice president of social responsibility, Anna Isaacson said she and other league officials, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, understand the gravity of the domestic violence controversy that has enveloped the league.

Brennan: Roger Goodell on right track, but results matter most

usatoday.com — In the midst of the massive Ray Rice controversy, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been doing quite a bit of letter writing to the league's teams, most of it on the topic of domestic violence.

Brennan: Shame on Carolina Panthers for playing Greg Hardy

usatoday.com — Adrian Peterson has been convicted of nothing, yet he is sitting out of Sunday's Minnesota Vikings game. Greg Hardy has been convicted of some terrible things, awful violence against his former girlfriend, but he is playing for the Carolina Panthers.
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Oct 20, 2014

#USWNT sitting @hopesolo tonite -- two months late. (Unfortunately not suspended. Just a chance for backup to play.) pic.twitter.com/yIdoujnp74

Oct 16, 2014

RT @MikeWiseguy: Coming up now on @wusa9 I will be on with @DaveOwenssports and @cbrennansports talking Patriots-Jets Thursday night football

Oct 16, 2014

RT @SiriusXMCollege: On RIGHT NOW with @RickardonSports we have @cbrennansports to discuss her most recent column on Florida State and Jameis Winston

Oct 16, 2014

Thanks, Mr. CFB. RT @MrCFB: @cbrennansports just skewers Florida State....or "Jamies State."...a must read. usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Oct 16, 2014

RT @TheGame730AM: Listen Live to Mad Dog In The Morning as @cbrennansports joins Mad Dog this hour. Listen live at: thegame730am.com

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