Notre Dame football player Jerry Tillery issued an apology Monday evening after footage from Saturday’s game captured the defensive lineman appearing to push the head of an injured USC player with his foot and step on the foot of another USC player.The injured USC player, running back Aca’Cedric Ware, was lying limp on the field after suffering a hit from Notre Dame linebacker Nico Fertitta, who would later be penalized for targeting, when game footage showed Tillery’s foot make contact with Ware’s helmet and push his head. Soon after, Tillery was called for a penalty of unsportsmanlike conduct for stepping on the foot of senior offensive lineman Zach Banner as he lay on his back after a play. “I want to take full responsibility for my actions on Saturday,” Tillery said in a statement released on his Twitter account. “I am truly sorry. I acted in a way that was out of character for me. What I displayed in these two instances were unbecoming and not indicative of the kind of player or person I am.”Both Banner and Ware seemed to accept Tillery’s apology, speaking out from their Twitter accounts on Monday night. “Mistakes happen bro, I’m good, [Ware is] good,” Banner wrote. “You earned my respect from your apology. Take care.”Ware expressed similar sentiments, responding simply with, “respect bro.”In an interview with ESPN following the game, which ended in a 45-27 Notre Dame loss, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said that he would be discussing the two incidents with Tillery. Tillery has been subject to controversy at Notre Dame before. Last season, he was suspended from Notre Dame’s bowl game for violating team rules, and in October, he made headlines when his Twitter account appeared to like multiple tweets that called for Kelly to be replaced by LSU’s former coach Les Miles.
FCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor.As highlighted here and here, the DOJ announced related FCPA enforcement actions against Societe Generale and Legg Mason for improper conduct in connection with financial transactions with various alleged Libyan officials. The net FCPA settlement amount in Societe Generale was $292 million and the settlement amount (at present) in Legg Mason is $64 million. This post highlights how the DOJ “piled on” Societe General as well as additional issues to consider and this post highlights additional issues to consider in the Legg Mason enforcement action.This post highlights the false narrative that prior to the FCPA foreign bribery by U.S. companies was rampant.As highlighted here, a recent unanimous decision by the Supreme Court in a restitution case provides yet another reason not to voluntarily disclose.SEC enforcement officials recently complained that the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Kokesh is impacting its enforcement program. This post states – deal with it, not following the law has consequences.How much do you know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? Let’s find out in this week’s FCPA challenge.Elevate your FCPA knowledge and practical skills at the FCPA Institute – Seattle (August 13-14). To learn more and register click here.