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Athletes accused of domestic violence make for sensational headlines, but a new statistic shows that divorce may actually occupy much more of the average pro athlete's home life.

According to The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, the divorce rate for professional athletes is somewhere between 60 and 80 percent -- much higher than the 50 percent estimated for all Americans, reports Forbes.

But does this downplay the impact of domestic violence among pro athletes? Here's some legal insght:

The NCAA has reached a $75 million settlement agreement in the various concussion cases filed against it, with new guidelines proposed for each of its member schools.

According to USA Today, the proposed settlement doesn't include any damages for the individual plaintiffs named in the suits, but it allows these players to file "separate personal injury lawsuits." The $75 million instead will go toward medical monitoring for current and former NCAA players, as well as research.

What else should fans know about this NCAA settlement?

A Michigan soccer referee died days after being punched in the head by a player during one of his adult-league matches.

John Bieniewicz, 44, a father of two from the Detroit suburb of Westland, died from his injuries Tuesday, after being hospitalized from a player's punch on Sunday. CNN reports that Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, of Dearborn, has been charged as the attacker, and is currently being held on $500,000 bail.

How will this ref's alleged assailant be prosecuted?

Unless your sport is competitive eating, there's no biting in sports. It's not just the rules, the law really frowns upon using your teeth against your fellow player.

Americans who were stunned by Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez's shoulder-chomping action at the World Cup should remember that we've hosted our own notoriously "toothy" athletes (cough Mike Tyson cough). And these biters learned the legal implications of taking a bite out of an opponent.

So how can the law "bite back" against sports biters?

Soccer star Hope Solo was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of domestic violence.

Solo, the goalkeeper for the gold medal-winning U.S. Women's National Team and the Seattle Reign professional team, is accused of assaulting both her sister and nephew, Reuters reports. Solo's lawyer, however, claims that Solo was the one assaulted in the incident.

What are police saying Solo did to get hit with this real-life red card?

With more and more Americans becoming soccer fans every year, Thursday's kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will likely be a much-discussed event.

It might also be the subject of a great deal of wagering. According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, the World Cup is still no Super Bowl in terms of total amounts wagered, but some of the matches played will get as much action as a football game -- American football, that is -- at Vegas' sports books.

You may be wondering though: Is it legal to bet on the World Cup?

Will NCAA Concussion Lawsuits Be Consolidated?

Ten ex-football players' concussion-related lawsuits are pending against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). But the cases may soon be consolidated to streamline the settlement process. A two-year-old concussion lawsuit against the NCAA is in settlement talks -- now nine other lawsuits may enter the mix.

But what does it mean to consolidate cases?

Trash talk is being taken out of New Jersey high school sports, pursuant to a new state policy that bans taunting in an attempt to curb bullying.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), along with the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, announced the new policy last week. It prohibits high-school athletes from harassing others on the field or court, and takes effect this fall, reports the Associated Press.

Will this ban be the end of trash talking in New Jersey?

A Utah father and soccer referee died Saturday, one week after being punched in the face by a teenage soccer player.

Ricardo Portillo, 46, slipped into a coma following severe internal head injuries from the teen's assault April 27. It all happened because Portillo had given the player a yellow card, reports CNN.

Although Portillo's family has begun to grieve, they also want justice.

Hope Solo Allegedly Assaulted; Jerramy Stevens Not Charged

Former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested, then released without charges, after allegedly striking Team USA soccer goalie Hope Solo on the eve of their wedding.

The two had been dating for only two months, and were set to wed Tuesday. But instead of a wedding, Solo had to appear in court as her groom-to-be faced domestic assault charges, reports USA Today.

Stevens and Solo reportedly started to argue over where they wanted to live -- Florida or Washington.