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Bryan Etter

Bryan graduated from Tulane Law School with a certificate in Sports Law in 2012, after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut School of Business in 2009 with a B.S. in Finance. He is currently an Associate at a Manhattan law firm, specializing in Commercial Real Estate. Over the years, Bryan has gained valuable experience in a variety of areas related to sports law, including interning at a sports agency, writing for Tulane’s Sports Lawyers Journal and attending various national sports law conferences.

Green with Envy: The Rightful Role of Marijuana in the NFL

Should the NFL test for and punish the use of marijuana by its athletes? Does the cost-benefit analysis of the current policies offer a net positive to the league?

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Life After Hernandez: How the Potential for Off-Field Incidents Impacts Employment Opportunities

An in-depth look at how the new NFL CBA allows teams to minimize financial risk when signing players with "off-field issues."

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Sam I Am: NFL Draft Prospect Aims to Break Barriers, Become the First Openly Gay Athlete Active in a Major U.S. Professional Sport

Throughout history, the law has been used to effect change in our culture. The law acts as the key that unlocks society’s box of possibilities. For that reason and more, Michael Sam and other players who wish to actively participate in the NFL as an openly gay man (or woman) are advised to acclimate themselves with relevant state and federal law, as well as the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”).

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Tight End, Or Not Tight End: That is Graham’s Question

Jimmy Graham, the all-world “tight end” of the New Orleans Saints, who resembles a giraffe with a gym membership far more closely than a human, is set to become an unrestricted free agent this March. The Saints organization, however, has predictably vowed to prevent Graham from donning a different uniform this fall, even if that entails hitting Graham with the Franchise Tag.

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If Tomlin Summoned His Inner Polamalu… And Brought Jones Down

Mike Tomlin, the 2010 Lombardi Trophy-hoisting head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, uncharacteristically thrust himself into the limelight during a Thanksgiving night game against the rival Baltimore Ravens.  Tomlin seemingly attempted to impede kick return extraordinaire Jacoby Jones’ path to the end zone by standing extremely close to the playing …

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