Friday Sports Briefs

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Congratulations to Footiebusiness, Ben Berger Connecticut Sports Law Guest Columnist Ben Berger celebrated the 1-year anniversary of his blog Footiebusiness this week.  Ben offers links to his favorite posts from the past year: 1.  Our interviews with various MLS Marketing Directors and front office reps about the marketing of American soccer. 2.  Our series on […]

Friday Sports Briefs

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Congress Takes Aim at the BCS Howard Wasserman at the Sports Law Blog discusses H.R. 390 which prohibits the BCS from promoting, marketing or advertising the BCS as a national championship game unless a single-elimination playoff is in place.  Wasserman points out a potential First Amendment problem with the bill and offers a more direct solution: […]

Michael Vick Released From Prison, Not Problems

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Michael Vick has been released from prison after being incarcerated for 19 months following his conviction on dog fighting charges.  For Vick, however, his problems are not behind him.  He still faces issues with the law, his former and perhaps future employer, and of course the public that once perceived him as Michael Jordan in […]

Friday Sports Briefs

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Patriots to Use Franchise Tag on Cassel Connecticut Sports Law has discussed Patriots Quarterback Matt Cassel and his golden opportunity of becoming a starting quarterback in the last year of his contract.   Having outperformed everyone’s expectations, not to mention the uncertainty concerning Tom Brady’s status, Cassel has become a very valuable commodity and is ready […]

Sports Briefs: $66 Million Moped Ride; UConn’s Brown Featured in Sports Illustrated

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NBA guard Monta Ellis has placed his new 6-year, $66 million contract with the Golden State Warriors in jeopardy.  Ellis told the team that he injured his ankle earlier this summer during a pickup basketball game.  His injuries however, were inconsistent with typical basketball injuries.  And for good reason – Ellis was injured in a moped mishap.  Ellis’ riding of a moped is a […]

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