Contractual Issues

Man Sues Pittsburgh Penguins over Text Message Service

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. The Lemieux Group encourages supporters to sign up for text message notifications regarding their teams’ breaking news, player trades, and special offers. The service designed to promote the Pittsburgh Penguins, stipulated no more than three text messages would be sent a week. Fred Weiss contends these terms and […]

NCAA Violations

The Legal Blitz Friday Feature: Demystifying The NCAA’s Blind Eye Toward Hockey Agents

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! A recent New York Times Op-Ed about a “hockey exemption” to the NCAA’s prohibition on student-athletes hiring agents made it seem as if agents, schools and athletes […]


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 […]

Collective Bargaining Issues First Amendment

Do Professional Athletes Have to Sacrifice Political Views for Obligations to the League CBA?

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. By now, sports enthusiasts know that Tim Thomas skipped the Boston Bruins White House visit a few days ago.  Thomas is not the first professional player reject the invitation, Ben Wallace and Manny ‘being Manny’ Ramirez also did not attend their teams’ visits.  Thomas’ decision to post his political […]