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Sports Law Job Post – Assistant Counsel, National Football League
June 6th, 2013 at 11:30 AM
You can apply here.  More details: Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree from an accredited 4 year University or College and J.D. from an accredited law school 3-5 years of experience with strong background in complex commercial transactions Certification, Licenses, and Registration: Admitted and in good standing with one or more state bars Job Function: Review ownership...

Will NFL Retirees Accept Rights Usage Settlement in Dryer V. NFL?
June 5th, 2013 at 11:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** In 2009, Fred Dryer, as the named plaintiff in a class action against the National Football League, filed a suit on behalf of all retired NFL players for compensation for the use of their images by the League.  In March of this year, the NFL and plaintiffs agreed to a...

US Senate May Pursue Ending Sports Leagues’ Tax-Exempt Status
May 29th, 2013 at 11:11 AM
While many bemoan the inflation of players salaries in the NFL and NHL, few know that both of these league operate as "tax-exempt" entities in the eyes of the IRS.  The NFL, NHL, PGA and MLL are all classified as 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations.  Senator Tom Coburn (OK-R) has proposed an...

NFL’s Draft Eligibility Rule Ripe for a Challenge?
February 15th, 2013 at 3:20 PM
University of South Carolina's junior defensive end Jadaveon Clowney is widely considered one of, if not the top player in NCAA football going into the upcoming season.  Yahoo Sports's Michael Silver quotes GMs and coaches in his article about Jadaveon's situation that if he were allowed to enter this April's...

Manti Te’o’s Potential Legal Recourse Versus Catfishers
January 27th, 2013 at 1:53 PM
Now that some of the smoke is cleared and we have a better idea of what actually happened with Manti Te’o’s imaginary girlfriend, the obvious question arises: Does Te’o have any legal recourse against the perpetrators of this hoax? To begin with, we still have not heard all sides of this...

NFL Referees’ Lockout Could Continue into Regular Season
August 14th, 2012 at 8:38 AM
For many Americans August means two things: summer is slowly coming to an end, and FOOTBALL SEASON IS BACK! The Olympics may have muffled some of the buzz associated with training camp and less-than-meaningful early preseason games, but football fever is slowly picking up again. This August, much like last...

Will the NFL’s Concussion Litigation Spread to Rugby?
April 11th, 2012 at 10:03 AM
Concussion litigation in NFL has become a hot topic over the last year with a number of retired NFL players filing lawsuits against the league and the now infamous "Bountygate" saga.  It will be interesting to follow whether similar concussion litigation spreads to other sports.  Rugby, for one, is considering...

The NFL is on the Defense
March 1st, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1***  The ongoing battle between former NFL players and the NFL continued last Wednesday in a St. Paul, MN District Court. It was here that 47 former NFL players presented their oral argument, alleging CBA negotiations were expedited in order to end the the lockout and begin the 2011 NFL season. ...

Concussion Litigation and the Move Toward Stricter Standards
February 7th, 2012 at 9:13 AM
We have all experienced it; that moment when the star player of our favorite team is slow to get-up following a bone-crushing hit. Questions immediately arise: Is he hurt? How long could he be out? Is it a Concussion? Every year countless players suffer concussions and potentially subject themselves to further...

Protecting Sponsorship Rights: the NFL and Clean Zone Ordinances Surrounding the Super Bowl
February 6th, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Last night a lucky 70,000 individuals were in attendance at Lucas Oil Stadium to witness the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. The city of Indianapolis has spent months preparing to play host to the world’s largest sporting event and transforming its downtown area—currently...

60 Minutes Profiles NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
January 30th, 2012 at 4:48 PM
If you were busy watching the Pro Bowl (…) or doing some non-football related activity (what else is there?) last night, you missed an interesting yet unsatisfying profile of National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on 60 Minutes. Lucky for you, SportsLaw101 has “exclusive” video of the interview. ***PHOTO1*** The profile gives...

Former Chicago Bear Sam Hurd’s Arraignment Scheduled
January 18th, 2012 at 1:18 PM
Ex-Chicago Bears wide receiver/special teams player Sam Hurd's arraignment hearing has been scheduled for January 25th at the U.S. Courthouse in Dallas, Texas.  Hurd was indicted in early January on federal drug conspiracy and possession charges after he was accused of attempting to establish a drug-dealing network in Chicago.  Hurd was arrested in December during an undercover sting operation in the Chicago area.  The federal grand jury...

Dez Bryant in Legal Trouble (Again)
January 6th, 2012 at 7:56 PM
While clearly an athlete who thrives in the spotlight, Dez Bryant would prefer to keep the media’s focus on his NFL gridiron exploits. However, the standout Dallas Cowboys wide receiver once again finds himself in legal hot water. After settling a civil suit with a Texas jeweler and ticket broker...

Former Players Sue NFL Over Concussions
January 4th, 2012 at 9:11 AM
Over the past several months, more than a dozen lawsuits have been filed on behalf of over 120 retired NFL players and their wives.  The suits allege that the NFL deliberately concealed information regarding the medical effects of repeated hits to the head and ignored decades of studies regarding brain trauma.  Legally speaking, the players have an uphill...

Another Headache for the NFL: Ex-Players Sue League Over Misuse of Painkiller
December 5th, 2011 at 10:20 PM
A dozen former NFL players filed a lawsuit against the league on Monday in United States District Court in New Jersey, seeking unspecified damages for negligence, fraud, fraudulent concealment, negligent misrepresentation, and conspiracy. In Finn v. National Football League, the players allege that the league failed to disclose concussion-related risks...