Beefing 101: Could a Social Media Feud Lead to Court?

Let’s forget what’s happening on the field with the Buffalo Bills for a minute; there’s a strange story playing out off field for one of the team’s defensive stars.  Jordan Poyer’s wife, Instagram Model Rachel Bush (@RachelBush), engaged in a headline grabbing war of words with a woman who, allegedly, had an affair with Poyer. … Continue reading Beefing 101: Could a Social Media Feud Lead to Court?

Is the NHL Skating on Thin Ice Without a Domestic Violence Policy?

It’s October. The skates are sharpened, the ice is set, and the puck has dropped on a new hockey season.  But October is also domestic violence awareness month, so it is also a good time to talk about the fact the NHL is the only one of the “big four” leagues (NHL, NFL, NBA, and … Continue reading Is the NHL Skating on Thin Ice Without a Domestic Violence Policy?

First Steps Towards Sports Betting Regulations Offer Few Surprises

Two weeks ago, while most of the United States was focused on the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, the House Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing on the future of sports betting in America. The Committee asked witnesses from several interested organizations questions about what they would like to see as far as legislation and regulation. The NFL, … Continue reading First Steps Towards Sports Betting Regulations Offer Few Surprises

NCAA Submits Formal Notice of Allegations Against Baylor University

In June of 2017, the NCAA opened an investigation into the series of horrific events related to the sexual assault scandal surrounding the Baylor University football program. On Monday the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the investigation is complete, and the NCAA has officially submitted a formal notice of allegations against Baylor University. This formal notice "outlines the rules … Continue reading NCAA Submits Formal Notice of Allegations Against Baylor University

Latest Report Suggests That, In Durkin’s Football Program, You Could be Anywhere From a Champion to a “Waste of Life”

With the findings of an ongoing investigation into the "toxic culture" surrounding the University of Maryland's football program expected any day now, the Terrapins are continuing to find out just how low rock bottom can get. University of Maryland student-athlete Jordan McNair died in June of exertional heat stroke which he suffered at a Maryland … Continue reading Latest Report Suggests That, In Durkin’s Football Program, You Could be Anywhere From a Champion to a “Waste of Life”

Who can profit from a student-athlete’s success? Surprise! It’s everyone BUT the student-athlete

It's a well-known fact that the NCAA and its member schools reap the benefits of having over 460,000 NCAA stellar student-athletes participate in the organization's 24 sanctioned sports.  They make extraordinary amounts of revenue off of the talents of amateur athletes, and so do the major sports brands who serve as sponsors.  But what benefits do … Continue reading Who can profit from a student-athlete’s success? Surprise! It’s everyone BUT the student-athlete

Maryland Football and the Walters Report on the Death of Jordan McNair

Jordan McNair was an offensive lineman for the University of Maryland football team who died on June 13, 2018, approximately two weeks after sustaining an Exertional Heat Stroke at a Maryland football practice. While details on the circumstances of McNair's death were initially unclear, an external investigation of the events was commissioned by the University … Continue reading Maryland Football and the Walters Report on the Death of Jordan McNair

When $10 Million isn’t Enough…

Disturbing and heartbreaking. Those are the words NBA commissioner Adam Silver used to describe the just-released report on systemic misconduct in the Dallas Mavericks organization. Those words do not go far enough. I’d suggest inexcusable and unacceptable. The report is the end result of a months-long investigation into allegations of rampant sexual harassment and mistreatment … Continue reading When $10 Million isn’t Enough…