King of the Jungle, or at least the Trade Deadline

Tiger’s General Manager Dave Dombrowski proved once again that he is simply the most adept and creative baseball executive when it comes to trades.  The acquisitions Dombrowski made in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline will certainly lead the discussion of who ‘won’ at the trade deadline this year.  In reality the success of deadline… Continue reading King of the Jungle, or at least the Trade Deadline

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2015 Sports Law Year in Review

Back in January, we made some predictions on what the top sports law stories would be in 2015.  As we approach the end of the year, here’s a look at how our predictions turned out and what we missed in a year of exciting sports law developments. Concussions and Player Safety Noting the growing pressure… Continue reading 2015 Sports Law Year in Review

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MASCOT WARS: CUBS RESOLVE TRADEMARK DISPUTE WITH ‘BILLY CUB’ FOIL

The baseball season may have just officially ended, with the San Francisco Giants once again popping champagne, but it’s already been an eventful offseason for the Chicago Cubs. First, the Cubs broke ground on the long-awaited expansion and restoration of historic Wrigley Field, titled The 1060 Project. Next, the team went to work improving the… Continue reading MASCOT WARS: CUBS RESOLVE TRADEMARK DISPUTE WITH ‘BILLY CUB’ FOIL

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The Genius in Yoenis Cespedes’s Contract

Boston Red Sox leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes made news when he switched agents, leaving Adam Katz of Wasserman Media Group for Jay-Z’s upstart high profile agency Roc Nation Sports.[1]  No one is overly surprised at the change considering Roc Nation’s success in representing high profile baseball clients and their representation of recent Cuban defector and Red… Continue reading The Genius in Yoenis Cespedes’s Contract

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Why was that Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Jerry Jones and the Cowboys Dismissed? A Few Theories…

It was widely reported on Thursday morning, October 16, 2014, that Jana Weckerly, the former exotic dancer who sued Jerry Jones for sexual assault, had settled her lawsuit with Jones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Jones’s attorney (the “Defendants”). As the day wore on, details emerged which suggested that the case had been dismissed by Dallas… Continue reading Why was that Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Jerry Jones and the Cowboys Dismissed? A Few Theories…

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New Rules for 2014-2015 Season: A Sign the NHL Still Looking To Boost Scoring

During the offseason, the NHL announced a number of rule changes that will take effect for the 2014-15 season. While these changes are mainly minor tweaks to current rules, they will have some effect on the play this season and will inevitably cause some unlucky team’s fans frustration after a late loss. With the NHL… Continue reading New Rules for 2014-2015 Season: A Sign the NHL Still Looking To Boost Scoring

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The NFL Is Still Safe At Home

On Tuesday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed its Sports Blackout Rules – which only prohibited cable and satellite providers from airing any sporting event that was blacked out on a local broadcast station.  Essentially, the FCC rule prevented cable and satellite providers like Comcast or Dish Network from airing a game in the same… Continue reading The NFL Is Still Safe At Home

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Breaking Down Ray Rice’s Appeal: He Will Win, The Internet May Break

On September 12, 2014, Roger Goodell suspended Ray Rice indefinitely after video of Rice punching his then fiancé in an Atlantic City hotel elevator was published by TMZ. On September 16, the NFLPA, on behalf of Rice, filed an appeal of the suspension. According to the NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) a hearing “will be… Continue reading Breaking Down Ray Rice’s Appeal: He Will Win, The Internet May Break

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Jerry Jones Sued for Sexual Assault by Former Exotic Dancer who Took Photos of Cowboys Owner…and That’s Only Part of the Story

On September 8, 2014, a former exotic dancer named Jana Weckerly filed a civil suit in the 134th District Court in Dallas County, Texas against Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. In detail that borders on graphic for a legal document, Weckerly alleges in her suit that Jerry Jones touched Weckerley’s genitals, fondled her breasts,… Continue reading Jerry Jones Sued for Sexual Assault by Former Exotic Dancer who Took Photos of Cowboys Owner…and That’s Only Part of the Story

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It’s Better to Be Right Than First: Why the Commissioner’s Exemption List is a Bad Idea

I do not condone child abuse. It’s frustrating that I have to even make such an obvious statement, but it appears necessary to preemptively defend myself in a hyper-sensitive world in the wake of the following unpopular opinion: the Minnesota Vikings were wrong for placing Adrian Peterson on the NFL’s Exemption List. In case you’ve… Continue reading It’s Better to Be Right Than First: Why the Commissioner’s Exemption List is a Bad Idea

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