Monday Sports Briefs

michael_vickMichael Vick Set Free

Michael Vick was released from his federal sentence for dogfighting today, after spending 18 months in prison and the last 2 months on house arrest.  See this article by ESPN’s John Clayton on Vick’s next steps now that he is a free man.  For Connecticut Sports Law’s coverage of Vick, click here.

Sports Franchises in Trouble

MSN Money takes an interesting look at America’s Most At Risk Sports Teams.  The most surprising entities on the list?  NASCAR and the Detroit Tigers.  The least surprising?  The Phoenix Coyotes, whose troubles have been documented in great depth by Connecticut Sports Law’s hockey expert Dan Canavan.

nfl-logoAmerican Needle v. NFL

ESPN’s Lester Munson covers the antitrust case against the NFL in great detail, while Howard Wasserman of Sports Law Blog offers an insightful critque of Munson’s piece.

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