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Stadium Analysis

League Regulations and Stadium Subsidies in American Professional Sports (Excerpt)

The following article was written by Evan Zepfel. The recent wave of stadium construction has sparked debate regarding the appropriateness of providing public funding to build these cathedrals to sports.  Beginning with Judith Long’s 2001 Ph.D. Dissertation, “Full Count,”[1] a series of articles in the Wall Street Journal in 2011 and books like Field of Schemes[2] […]

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Salary Cap Issues

Cowboys and Redskins Docked Cap Space by NFL

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. The NFL has issued a statement stating the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins will receive salary cap penalties for moves they made last offseason. With the CBA expiring last year, the NFL effectively had no salary cap. Teams were warned of dumping salaries or front loading contracts, but […]

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Drugs/Doping

Two Broncos Defensive Players File Lawsuit against NFL over Failed Drug Test

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. Denver Broncos linebacker DJ Williams and defensive lineman Ryan McBean were each recently suspended six games without pay for violating the NFL’s performance enhancement policy. The players maintain they are innocent and have filed a lawsuit against the league to have the suspensions overturned. The players failed the […]

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Intentional Torts

Aqib Talib Verbally Assaults Woman; Chris Cook Trial on the Docket

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. Aqib Talib, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback,  is already awaiting trial for a felony gun charge. Commissioner Roger Goodell did not issue a punishment for the felony gun charge. However, repercussions from that incident will likely come after his court hearing.  To make matters worse, the problem child of […]

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Criminal Issues Intentional Torts

New Orleans Saints put Bounty on Opponents

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. ​The 2009 NFL champions have potential legal infractions coming for puting “bounties” on opposing players.  In Minnesota, Brett Favre was arguably more popular than Adrian Peterson for a single season, and it sickens me that an NFL team would reward players for injuring top-tier players.   Who dat dirty team? […]

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Concussion Litigation

Death over Concussion Issues Brings Suit

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. Dave Duerson died a year ago due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.  There were times in his 11 year career where he lost consciousness during games, and had more than 10 concussions.  Duerson, a member of the ’85 Bears and ’90 Giants Super Bowl teams, […]

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Drugs/Doping

NHL and WADA to Re-work Drug Testing Policy?

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. A focus in all major sports continues to be drug testing and the use of Human Growth Hormone (HGH).  Add the National Hockey League to the list in strengthening its own policy with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).  The Chicago Tribune reported that the WADA has had conversations […]

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Concussion Litigation

NFL Faces Two Additional Law Suits Stemming from Head Injuries

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. Wally Hilgenberg, a 16-year NFL veteran, died from Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2008. His family donated his organs to Boston University School of Medicine. Shockingly, in 2010, the school announced the doctor’s original diagnosis was mistaken. Hilgenberg had actually died from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a […]

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Intellectual Property

Legal Dispute over “Who Dat” Catch Phrase Reaches Settlement

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. “Who Dat?”, Inc. has reached a settlement with the NFL/New Orleans Saints over their trademark dispute. The settlement effectively dismisses the lawsuit and means the two will work together. From this point forward, all merchandise with the catch phrase will be co-branded by both parties. The legal battle began […]

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Concussion Litigation

Controversy Continues Over NFL Medical Issues

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. Seemingly each month brings about a new case with players suing the NFL due to medical problems. Recently, a suit was filed by three hundred players stating they should have been better educated over the effects of head injuries. Former NFL players Patrick Surtain, Jamal Lewis, and Tony […]