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John Sigety

John lives in Frisco, Texas and works as a commercial litigator for Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, P.C., a full-service firm located near Dallas, Texas. John graduated from Tulane University Law School in 2012 with a certificate in Sports Law. He also served as a managing editor for The Sports Lawyers Journal and published an article in the Willamette Sports Law Journal entitled The Cost of Fair Play: An Examination of How Salary Cap Proposals Have Affected Past Collective Bargaining Agreements and Will Affect the Coming NBA Bargaining Negotiations. John graduated from Brigham Young University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Zeke and the DJ: Potential Consequences for Ezekiel Elliott after Alleged Altercation at Dallas Club

Late Sunday night, Dallas Cowboys all-pro running back Ezekiel Elliott was apparently involved in a fight at Clutch Bar in Uptown Dallas. Given the broad discretion the NFL holds in disciplining its players, there’s a good chance the league will take the Clutch Bar incident into account when making its decision on the length of Elliott’s suspension.

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Thoughts on Bryce Harper, His Record-Setting Deal for 2018, and the Mega-Deal that Awaits Him in Free Agency

You may have heard that Bryce Harper signed a contract extension last week: $21.625 million for the 2018 season. But it’s not common for a deal like this to be signed in the middle of a season. So what’s the deal with this deal, exactly?

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A “Yes” Vote on the Raiders’ Move to Las Vegas Appears Imminent, But It’s Still a Bad Idea

NFL owners are meeting in Phoenix this week, and all signs suggest they will vote to approve the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas today, March 27. Although $750 million in public funds to build a state-of-the-art stadium in Sin City does sound really nice, that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. In fact, the decision to allow the Raiders to move Las Vegas would be, a terribly short-sighted action that is more likely to fail miserably than succeed.

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Breaking Down Johnny Manziel’s Conditional Dismissal: How the NFL Could Still Play a Role in the Ex-NFL QB’s Rehabilitation

Dallas County Prosecutors recently agreed to conditionally dismiss a misdemeanor assault charge against ex-Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. Now that a deal on Manziel’s case has been reached, it’s likely that the NFL will pick up its investigation of the incident and move towards suspending Manziel.

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Postseason Battle for Raiders Between Oakland and Las Vegas Begins to Take Shape

What a difference a year makes… This time one year ago, things weren’t going well for the Oakland Raiders. They had a 4-6 record and were on their way to missing the playoffs for the 13th straight season. Fast-forward to today. The Raiders are 9-2 atop the AFC West and owner Mark Davis’s forbidden dance with Sheldon Adelson and the city of Las Vegas has made it possible that the Raiders could, in just a few years, be playing in a brand new stadium in one of three major cities.

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Explaining A-Rod’s Non-Retirement and Why the Door is Open for a Return

When news first came out that Alex Rodriguez would be playing his last game with the Yankees on Friday, August 12, it was widely assumed it would be his last Major League Baseball game - period.

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Quick Hits on Johnny Manziel’s Indictment

As the case has progressed, here are a few thoughts on Johnny Manziel’s indictment, after he was charged with assault causing bodily injury.

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What’s Behind the Referral of Johnny Manziel’s Case to the Grand Jury and What Action Will the NFL Take?

Johnny Manziel has always had a penchant for attracting controversy. But this time around, he’s bound to receive the type of punishment that he’s been able to elude since his days at Texas A&M. Or is he?

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The Las Vegas Raiders: A Tale of Mark Davis’s Bluff That Could Become a Reality

At first glance, an NFL team in Las Vegas seems fun, intriguing, sexy, and a money-maker for all involved. Add to that the fact that the move would not require additional taxpayer-funded subsidies since the proposed stadium would be financed by private investors, and the move seems to make all the sense in the world. But ultimately an NFL team in Las Vegas is an unlikely proposition due to the legality of sports gambling in Nevada.

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Could Greg Hardy Have Reduced His Suspension Further? Yeah, Probably…

Soon after Judge Berman overturned Tom Brady’s suspension on September 3, there were some rumblings that, in light of the decision, Hardy intended to discuss with the NFLPA the possibility of appealing the arbitrator’s decision to reduce his suspension from ten games to four. Many believed that the Deflategate decision could improve Hardy’s chances to have his suspension further reduced, or even wiped out altogether. Nevertheless, Hardy announced on Septemeber 10 that he would not appeal to the courts for further review of his suspension.

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