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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.

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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A Primer on the Greg Hardy Appeal: Why His Suspension Will be Reduced, Even With the New Personal Conduct Policy in place

Last month, 217 days after placing him on the Commissioner’s exempt list, the NFL came down hard on Greg Hardy, suspending the Dallas Cowboys’ new defensive end without pay for the first 10 games of the 2015 season. What Hardy did was awful, and he probably deserves the 10-games suspension he got. But, it is very likely Hardy’s suspension will be reduced, and the NFL has no one to blame but itself.

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Nobody Puts Bryant in the Minors! Except for Mr. Epstein…

Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs had a stellar spring training. Bryant should be a shoe-in for the Cubs’ major league 25-man roster come opening day, right? If you've been paying attention to any major sports news outlet, you know that's not the case. This past Monday, March 30, the Cubs reassigned Bryant to their minor league camp, meaning that the number two prospect in all of baseball will start the season in the minor leagues. Why?

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