The Rest of the Best?: How the NBA policy of resting star players may have legal implications.

On April 11, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Matthew Weiss

By: Jason Kaner*   On Saturday evening, the NBA broadcast its third Saturday night nationally televised game in four weeks. Unlike the previous two, this one was not noticeably missing its star power, nor was it marred by fan complaints amid cries about player rest. The first instance of resting players dates back to 2012, […]

“© Our Dresses, Please © Our Dresses!”

On April 10, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Matthew Weiss

By: AshLeigh Sebia*   The Supreme Court delivered an opinion on March 22nd that displayed an unexpected crossover between the worlds of fashion and sports law.  The 5-2 opinion declares that cheerleading uniforms may now be copyrighted.[i]  The case, Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, allowed the Court to consider the separation of unique and creative […]

The NFL Must Tackle the Realities of Painkiller Overuse in Two Ninth Circuit Cases

On April 3, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

  * Roni Mathew The NFL is no stranger to controversy. From its concussion litigation, to “Deflategate,” to players protesting the national anthem, the sports association has not come up short recently in making headlines, on- or off-season.[1] Dent v. National Football League[2] Unfortunately for the NFL, a new controversy seems to be (re)emerging: the […]

U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team Threatens Boycott in Labor Negotations

On March 26, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Matthew Weiss

By: Jordan Garnick* Last week, the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team (Team USA) spilled into national headlines when they declared they would boycott the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Hockey Championship in pursuit of fair wages and equitable support from their governing body, USA Hockey.[1] After 14 months of unfruitful negotiations, Team USA […]

Jerseygate’s Criminal Implications

On March 26, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Matthew Weiss

By: Rohan Mohanty* News broke shortly after the New England Patriots’ unprecedented comeback in Super Bowl LI that Tom Brady’s game-worn jersey was missing. In a video released by the NFL, Brady is seen telling team owner Robert Kraft that “someone stole [his] jersey,” with Kraft responding, “Well, you better look online!”[1] The jokes quickly […]

Father of Timberwolves Star Center Considers Potential Negligence Claim Against Organization

On March 20, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Matthew Weiss

By: AshLeigh Sebia* Karl Towns Sr., the 54-year-old father of Minnesota Timberwolves star center Karl-Anthony Towns Jr., sustained a serious leg injury while attending the team’s home game on January 26th.[i]   Towns Sr. was supporting his son when, during a timeout, the Timberwolves’ mascot, Crunch, lost his balance during a sledding stunt.[ii]  The mascot crashed […]

Not Par for the Course: Muirfield Retains All-Male Membership and Loses Status as British Open Host

On March 13, 2017, in Sports Law Journal, Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

  *Emily Schrank “We don’t see the Open championship being used for social engineering. We don’t see that as valid.”[1] Introduction Since its invention, the game of golf has earned a reputation as a notoriously male-dominated sport.[2]  The issue of gender discrimination in the golf world still looms large today, as evidenced in the United […]

Inconsistent Line Calls: Case of Maria Sharapova Highlights Problems with Anti-Doping Programs in Professional Tennis

On February 28, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

*By Dana Sleeper Maria Sharapova, a 29-year-old tennis player and owner of five Grand-Slam titles, is one of the richest female athletes in the world.[1]  Sharapova’s glory was jeopardized, however, after she played in the quarter-final round of the Australian Open against Serena Williams on January 26, 2016.[2]  Immediately following the match, a urine sample […]

Did the CFL Really Know Nothing?: The Likelihood the Football League to the North Will Face Same Settlement Consequences as the NFL

On February 19, 2017, in Sports Law Journal, Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

*By Caitlin St. Amour Is it possible that football is as dangerous as it is popular?[1]  In 2016, the National Football League (NFL) settled a class action lawsuit with hundreds of retired NFL players, by which these players will be compensated for their numerous concussion-related injuries.[2]  The lawsuit alleged the NFL either actively concealed or […]

Don’t Take Your Guns to Town … Even if You’re a Pro-Athlete

On December 1, 2016, in Sports Law Journal, Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

  *By Benjamin Yarter Airports are stressful; remembering to bring a passport and boarding pass, and comply with TSA regulations can be a challenge for most travelers.  For Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham, the struggle includes remembering to remove firearms from carry-on luggage.[1]  Bradham was arrested in October 2016 after he brought his loaded handgun through […]

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