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More pain for the NFL: The seemingly forgotten Dent et al. v. NFL litigation

Back in May 2014, former NFL players filed a lawsuit in a San Francisco federal court on behalf of over 600 former NFL players from 1969 to 2008. The complaint alleges that the NFL illegally supplied the players with narcotics and painkillers to mask their injuries during games. This alleged medical malpractice has since led […]

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NCAA To Drop Women’s Equestrian As Emerging Sport in 2017

An NCAA emerging sport is defined as: “A women’s sport recognized by the NCAA that is intended to help schools provide more athletics opportunities for women, more sport sponsorship options for institutions and help that sport achieve NCAA championship status.” Unfortunately, beginning in 2017, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics (“CWA”) has recommended the NCAA […]

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Big Changes Ahead for NCAA: Autonomy for Big 5 Conferences

In August of this year, the NCAA Board of Directors approved more autonomy for the Big 5 Conferences in a 16-2 vote. The Big 5, consisting of the SEC, ACC, Big 10, Big 12, and PAC 12, now has the power to change the landscape of collegiate athletics. These conferences have the ability to vote on and enact new rules […]

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“Take a Page Out of Little League” – It’s Time for Major League Baseball to Implement Instant Replay Challenges

The following article was written by Benjamin Haynes, Esq. In game two of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers’ Omar Infante overran second base and was desperately trying to dive back to the bag. New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano applied the tag to Infante and clearly tagged him before Infante could even get remotely close to […]

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Through the Eyes of Compliance: Q & A with Santa Clara’s Associate Athletic Director

The following article was written by Benjamin Haynes, Esq. During my 3L year of law school, I had an externship with Jacksonville University’s Athletic Compliance office. I had no idea what to expect coming in. During my collegiate basketball career, I never paid attention to the compliance directors, just like most of the other athletes. I […]

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Winning, Abuse, and Players Being Soft: A Look Inside Billy Gillispie

The following article was written by Benjamin Haynes, Esq. Here is the scenario: It is the first day of conditioning for a division one basketball program. Naturally, players come in thinking they are in shape, only to find out that the strength and conditioning coach’s regimen for the team would prove otherwise. The conditioning starts off […]

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NFLPA v. NFLCA

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. The National Football League Players Association (“NFLPA”) has filed a suit (found here) on April 17th, 2012, against the NFL Coaches Association (“NFLCA”) in the District of Columbia. The NFLCA was established in 2005 as a membership organization and District of Columbia Corporation representing coaches in the NFL.  […]

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The Legal Blitz Feature: Did Tiger Woods Have a Legal Right to Privacy?

Each Friday we will feature an article from our good friends at The Legal Blitz. Please enjoy the following piece and check out The Legal Blitz when you get a chance! For the first time in a long time, Tiger Woods is entering the Masters coming off a win, and feeling good about his golf game. […]

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The Legal Blitz Feature: Shocking Sports Agent’s Tell-All Is A Must-Read

Since reading Jim Bouton’s, Ball Four there have not been many sports “tell-alls” that have excited me. Most of these books feel like a last-ditch attempt to scream, “Look at me!” to jump back into the spotlight for another five minutes. Most books in this so-called genre are told with ulterior motives and most lack any sort […]

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The Legal Blitz Feature: Civil Rights Implications of FIFA’s Hijab Ban

In a questionable 2007 decision, international soccer organization FIFA banned the wearing of hijabs by Islamic women players during matches.  The ban of the traditional headscarf, which is often required of Muslim women, affected their right to play the sport.  Last week, FIFA finally voted to lift the ban after much protest. Reports surfaced at […]