This series is a discussion of the legal issues in the sports world amid the novel coronavirus. This is a first for our forum, where each of our contributors will be authoring at least one post, discussing either the sports world now, or what will likely happen in the future, during this unprecedented time. One... Continue Reading →
NFL MVP Stiff Arms Amazon In Filing Of Federal Lawsuit
Image Credit: NY Post Current NFL MVP Lamar Jackson has quickly gone from polarizing first round quarterback to one of the NFL’s best players. Last season, Jackson in only his second professional season, threw for a league-leading 36 touchdowns, threw 3,127 yards passing, and ran for 1,206 yards. Adding to Jackon's accolades, this MVP performance... Continue Reading →
Minority Owners Swing For Fences Commencing Suit Against Managing Partner
Image Credit: Garrett Parker Although sports leagues across the country have been unable to play any games for quite some time, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, there have been no shortage of sports storylines. Among these storylines, is the intense feud brewing among the Arizona Diamondbacks ownership group. Recently, three minority owners commenced a lawsuit... Continue Reading →
To Pay Or Not to Pay, That Is The NBA’s April 1st Question.
Image Credit :Bob Donnan / USA Today Sports Shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic reached the United States, the NBA suspended play on March 11, 2019, in an effort to protect its players, officials, and fans after Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus moments before a game. At the time, the NBA was one of... Continue Reading →
As Alternatives To College Basketball Increase, The NCAA Product Declines
For decades, the NCAA has had a monopoly over the best high school basketball players in the United States. Historically, the best players would go to elite universities and stay three or four years, and if the opportunity presented itself, proceeded into the NBA. As a result, fans have been blessed with decades of high... Continue Reading →
New CBA May Bring NHL Players Back To Olympics
Image Credit: Matt Zambonin/HHOF-IIHF Images In February, the International Olympic Committee ("IOC") and the International Ice Hockey Federation met with NHL executives, including Commissioner Gary Bettman, and discussed addressing some of the issues which led the NHL to deny granting its players permission to participate in the Pyeongchang Games in 2018. Hockey fans around the... Continue Reading →
NBA Trend Values The Versatility Of… Lawyers?
Image Credit: Michael Silver / Front Office Sports The NBA, one of the most entertaining and star driven professional leagues, recently has found lawyers to be valuable as general managers and/or president of basketball operations. Although this trend is relatively new and not common with other professional leagues, there appears to be a natural fit... Continue Reading →
General Manager’s Tweet Impacting NBA Salary Cap
Image Credit: Jerome Solomon / Houston Chronicle Currently, the NBA regular season is just over half-way through. This season has featured several captivating storylines such as: the "Battle for LA" between the Showtime Lakers and the Kawhi Leonard-led Clippers, the analytics-driven Rockets, and a highly competitive Eastern Conference post-LeBron James. As a result, NBA fans... Continue Reading →
Could the Buffalo Bills Stampede Into a Downtown Stadium?
Image Credit: Robert Quinn / USA Today The Buffalo Bills have long been synonymous with Western New York and this connection has become more apparent as social media and sports coverage has grown. Currently, not a week goes by without a video surfacing of a Buffalo Bills fan jumping through a table or Chris Boomer of... Continue Reading →
The Law of the Land
Photo Credit: James Brady/SB Nation This past Sunday's rematch between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns came exactly 10 days after their first matchup of the season in Week 11. Unlike the previous matchup, the rematch which resulted in a 20-13 victory for the Steelers, unfolded as a usual AFC North rivalry game does.... Continue Reading →