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 →
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 →
Image Credit: Bill Pennington/NY Times Recently, Odell Beckham Jr., one of the most prolific players in the National Football League, has come under scrutiny from the league office for various decisions regarding his on the field apparel. Odell is often in the headlines due to highlight plays or his luxurious off the field lifestyle. However,... Continue Reading →
Image from: Ryan Dunleavy/NJ Advance Media Generally, professional athletes receive the airtime originating from their respective sports, however some agents have become household names due to their negotiating skills, savvy use of the media, and high profile clients. Drew Rosenhaus, Scott Boras, and Rich Paul, among others, fall into this "super agent" category. Most recently,... Continue Reading →
(Image: Detroit Free Press/ Dave Birkett) Jerry Maguire's famous quote, "Show me the money," has perfectly foreshadowed modern sports leagues, specifically the NFL, which continually experience record profits while players routinely reset market values in free agency. However, as agents have become more involved while representing athletes and franchises are committing more money than ever... 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.
Hardly to anyone's surprise, the NFL has chosen not to punish Matt Patricia or the Detroit Lions for violating the Personal Conduct Policy. Patricia, now 43, was accused of sexual assault during a spring break trip while still in college in 1996. Although he was indicted, the case was dismissed over thirty years ago. According... Continue Reading →