Overview of Commissioner Elections in Light of Upcoming Presidential Election

On November 7, 2016, in Football, MLB, NFL, Sports Law Journal, by Joseph Brooks

  *Caitlin St. Amour On November 8, United States citizens will run to the polls to vote for the next President after a contentious and passionate election season.  In light of those upcoming events, it might be wise to examine the steps for electing the leaders of something else Americans are very passionate about: sports. […]

NCAA’s Failure to Oversee Discipline Results in a Slap on the Wrist for Baylor’s Zamora

On September 19, 2016, in Football, NCAA, Sports Law Journal, by Joseph Brooks

  by: Megan Elliott* Following a series of highly publicized scandals, Baylor University’s football program once again finds itself negatively portrayed in the news.[1]  In August 2016, sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora was cited by Waco police in response to a Snapchat video of Zamora brutally abusing his dog.[2]  The video shows Zamora kicking and […]

A Giant Mis-Snap: Jason Pierre-Paul’s July 4th Firework Accident Leads to Privacy Suit Against Adam Schefter and ESPN

On July 18, 2016, in Football, NFL, Sports Law Journal, Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

by Joseph Brooks* This time of year, there are always warnings about firework safety and some of the different risks and hazards that go along with igniting them.[1]  However, on July 4, 2015, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was at his home in South Florida when he  ignored all of these warnings and […]

Rams Won’t Escape to L.A. Quietly: St. Louis Fans Bring Deception and Personal Seat License Claims

On March 28, 2016, in Football, Sports Law Journal, by Nina Friel

By Eric Alkon* March 28, 2016 It seems that football fans in St. Louis have more than just scathing criticism up their sleeves after recently losing the Rams as their football team.[1]  Recently, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the organization, claiming that the team’s owner made false and misleading statements regarding the team’s […]

The Two Most Expensive Words You Will Ever Say? “Super Bowl”

On February 7, 2016, in Football, SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By Cody Wilcoxson* You may have heard your local grocery store advertising sales for chicken wings and soda for the Big Game happening on Sunday. Maybe you were watching television this week and saw an advertisement for a Championship Game special at a restaurant or bar. Understandably, you might be wondering: Why don’t they just […]

Possible Workplace Retaliation Will Keep Geno Smith from Filing Lawsuit for Broken Jaw

On August 26, 2015, in Football, NFL, Sports Law Journal, by Nina Friel

by Joshua D. Winneker[1] August 26, 2015 By now, every football fan, sports fan and anyone who watches the news or goes on the internet knows about the New York Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith suffering a fractured jaw after being punched in the face by one of his own teammates, linebacker IK Enemkpali.  The altercation […]

NFL Abandons Tax-Exempt Status for Some Good Press and a Little Privacy

On June 24, 2015, in Football, NFL, Sports Law Journal, by Nina Friel

By Kasia Kordas June 24, 2015 On April 28, 2015, the National Football League announced that it would voluntarily give up its not-for-profit tax-exempt status, a status the league has held since 1942.[1]  After a yearlong study conducted by the league’s financial committee, the decision was submitted to the 32 team owners, who voted in […]

Signed, Sealed, Departed?

On April 7, 2015, in Coaches, College Athletics, College Football, Football, NCAA, SELS Blog, by admin

By: Marie Bussey April 1, 2015 With coaches leaving the storied football programs at Ohio State, UCLA, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, LSU, and Notre Dame within days of each other earlier this month, one has to wonder, what’s with the trend?  The bitter buzz on Twitter in the immediate aftermath of National Signing Day suggests this […]

Leave 12 Alone!: The Seattle Seahawks Claw at Trademark Rights for Everything

On February 3, 2015, in Football, Intellectual Property, NFL, SELS Blog, Trademarks, by admin

By: Laura Napolitano February 3, 2015 In what can only be described as a bizarre and possibly ingenious revenue generating strategy, the Seattle Seahawks are attempting to corner the market on “12.” That’s right, 12 – a number the Count of Sesame Street has taught children for ages. Excuse me. Come again? If you find […]

What the Sayreville Hazing Scandal Says About Locker Room Culture

On October 20, 2014, in Coaches, Football, NFL, School Sports, Sports Law Journal, Youth Sports, by admin

Ian Forster, October 19, 2014   The Sayreville Bombers’ football season has been cancelled in the wake of team hazing allegations.[i] The accusations rocked the New Jersey high school and the Middlesex County community, a community passionate about its historically strong football team.[ii] There will be no Homecoming game, no Senior Night, and no celebratory […]

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