The National Football League had its first outbreak of Covid-19 going into Week 4 of the league’s 2020 Season. Within a week, the Tennessee Titans had twenty organizational members tested positive for the Virus. It was also revealed that star Quarterback and former NFL Most Valuable Player, Cam Newton, from the New England Patriots tested […]
It was just a matter of time before companies would start looking to get out of major compensation obligations in their sponsorship agreements that had gone sour, using the novel coronavirus as a foundation for termination. The biggest sports sponsorship in question is probably Under Armour’s 15-year, $280 million Athletic Product and Sponsorship Agreement that […]
The Toyota Center and the Houston Rockets are suing their insurer, Affiliated FM Insurance Company (AFM), after AFM allegedly refused to honor the parties’ insurance agreement. The plaintiffs filed their complaint in Rhode Island State Court on July 15, about two weeks after three Minor League Baseball teams filed a similar complaint in Pennsylvania against […]
Jeremy Roenick, a nine time NHL All-Star and former NBC analyst, is suing his former employer for wrongful termination. Roenick’s complaint hinges on, “discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation”. In December of 2019, while appearing on Barstool Sports’ Spittin Chiclets podcast, Roenick made sexual comments about his co-worker Kathryn Tappen and his wife. Roenick referenced […]
Three Minor League Baseball teams, the Staten Island Yankees affiliated with the New York Yankees, the Greenville Drive affiliated with the Boston Red Sox, and the Delmarva Shorebirds affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles have taken legal action against Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company.
Per Steve Berkowitz, the NCAA announced that it plans to appeal the recent decision of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a 2019 decision by Judge Claudia Wilken. This appeal would be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court if selected. As leading sports law expert Darren Heitner pointed out, this is far […]
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Defensive end Myles Garrett ripped quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet off of his head and swung it at him near the end of a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. After the game, Garrett admitted to his wrongful action, stating, “I lost my cool and regret it. It’s going to come […]
NFL players have reportedly been recently entering into Income Purchase Agreements, which are contracts that involve an up-front payment by a third party to a player in exchange for the player promising the third party a percentage of his current and future NFL contracts. The NFL Players Association caught wind of these Income Purchase Agreements […]