Brand implications of latest allegations against LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy has not been charged criminally in connection with an alleged attack on his ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, at his Georgia residence in July.  He has not been disciplined by the NFL and has not missed any time with the Buffalo Bills.  NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported before training camp that unless McCoy’s status with … Continue reading Brand implications of latest allegations against LeSean McCoy

Davis Disappears but Bills aren’t Defenseless

Bills can argue Davis breached employment contract by walking out on team mid-game. At halftime of today's 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Bills cornerback Vontae Davis "pulled himself out of the game [and told coaches] he was done."  Per multiple reports, Davis then changed into street clothes and left New Era Field.  When asked … Continue reading Davis Disappears but Bills aren’t Defenseless

As Nike stock rises, fate of NFL partnership unclear

It has been two weeks since Labor Day weekend when Nike announced its 30th Anniversary ad campaign starring Colin Kaepernick. It was a risky partnership as it appeared Nike, one of the NFL’s largest and most lucrative licensing partners, took sides in the Kap v NFL protest controversy. The immediate backlash consisted of Nike customers … Continue reading As Nike stock rises, fate of NFL partnership unclear

In tennis, “every coach coaches” but in today’s US Open Championship, Serena Williams was penalized for it

Chair umpire discretion can be a blessing and a curse. For Serena (and Naomi Osaka), unfortunately it was the latter. The 2018 US Open Women's Final was explosive, and not just because Serena Williams lost what would have been her 24th Grand Slam to a 20-year-old who had never won one.  This evening, Serena lost … Continue reading In tennis, “every coach coaches” but in today’s US Open Championship, Serena Williams was penalized for it

When Doing the Bare Minimum Goes Wrong: What Present and Future NCAA Coaches Can Learn from the Ohio State Controversy

Over two weeks have passed since Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer was suspended three games for mishandling the domestic violence allegations against assistant coach Zach Smith. While the influx of reactions and criticism regarding the situation as a whole have slowed down, it is important to understand what the Ohio State “Independent … Continue reading When Doing the Bare Minimum Goes Wrong: What Present and Future NCAA Coaches Can Learn from the Ohio State Controversy

USA Gymnastics’ Road to “Complete Cultural Change” Hits Another Speed Bump

In the ongoing effort to improve its image and restore confidence in the organization, USA Gymnastics has hit another bump.  Earlier this week, it was announced that Kerry Perry, the newly-appointed CEO of USA Gymnastics, would be resigning under pressure from the organization and the gymnastics community.  Perry had been brought in as previous CEO Steve Penny's … Continue reading USA Gymnastics’ Road to “Complete Cultural Change” Hits Another Speed Bump

The NFL, Nike, & Kaepernick

  Earlier this year, the NFL and Nike announced that they were extending their partnership to 2028, coming into effect once the current deal expires in 2020. While the partnership primarily concerns league apparel, it is not hard to imagine that the NFL was not overly enthusiastic about Nike's recent use of Colin Kaepernick in a … Continue reading The NFL, Nike, & Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick’s collusion allegations survive summary judgment

Where there's smoke... It has been exactly two years since Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the playing of the national anthem during the San Francisco 49ers preseason finale. So much has changed since then, yet, in some respects, nothing has changed. Kaepernick is still out of a job, the NFL has no idea how to … Continue reading Colin Kaepernick’s collusion allegations survive summary judgment

MSU Investigation Highlights Limits and Failings of NCAA Discipline

The NCAA was founded in 1906 to protect the physical well-being of its athletes. In the past few years, hundreds of women have come forward to say they were sexually assaulted by former Michigan State team doctor Larry Nassar. In January, Nasser, who also worked as a physician for USA gymnastics, was sentenced to 40-to-175 … Continue reading MSU Investigation Highlights Limits and Failings of NCAA Discipline

NFL Pulled into America’s Latest Mass Shooting

Another week, another mass shooting in America. The venue this time was a mall in Jacksonville, Florida which was playing host to the Madden NFL 19 Club Championship, a season long video game tournament, presented by EA Sports as part of its partnership with the NFL. The shooting left 3 people dead, including the alleged … Continue reading NFL Pulled into America’s Latest Mass Shooting