A recent antitrust lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice aims to put more money into the pockets of college athletics departments across the country. Now, as college athletics sits on the brink of major change, it's up to the schools to spend this new money wisely. It is no secret that the advent of "big-time"... Continue Reading →
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused to grant a trademark in “FitzMagic” to Minkah Fitzpatrick, as the term is more closely related to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Miami Dolphins safety Minkah Fitzpatrick filed a trademark application for the nickname “FitzMagic” back in September 2018. Minkah sought to trademark “FitzMagic” since it has been his nickname since... Continue Reading →
State Athletic Commissions’ attempts to regulate professional athletes’ speech erodes their bargaining power and ability to build a brand. The bedrock of a civil society is the right to criticize those in power. This principle is incorporated in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Specifically, the First Amendment states: Congress shall make no... Continue Reading →
The NBA’s New System of Select Contracts Brings about More Questions than Answers for “Elite” Players. A few weeks back, in an article discussing the league’s one-year-removed rule, we briefly touched on the NBA’s introduction of Select Contracts. Introduced unexpectedly as a surprise to many, these contracts have been advertised as a “comprehensive professional path,”... Continue Reading →
Kyler Murray seems to be choosing football now, but don’t be surprised if he changes his mind after a strong push by Major League Baseball.
Over the weekend, Kathryn D’Angelo participated in a panel discussion as part of National Girls & Women in Sports Week. Prior to that, I had the opportunity to sit and speak with her. “Sports law doesn’t really exist. There isn’t a ‘sports law’ body of law. It’s simply the law as it applies to the... Continue Reading →
Photo courtesy: (John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer via AP) Today was a tough day for football fans everywhere. Kareem Hunt just signed a one-year, greater than $1 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. That’s right, two months after Hunt was released from the Kansas City Chiefs, he is now signed by another NFL franchise. Hunt was... Continue Reading →
As the NFL looks to improve its rules and cash in on legalized sports gambling, its best course of action may be to follow the Alliance of American Football.
Photo Cred:http://www.d.umn.edu/base/home_pics/2011/04.html The NCAA Frozen Four arrives in Buffalo April 11th. The four teams that win their respective regional tournaments will arrive to play, as well as many of the most prominent hockey figures in hockey (looking at you Barry Melrose). It is an exciting event for Buffalo and for hockey fans generally. For college hockey... Continue Reading →