Wednesday Sports Briefs

New NFL Litigation

Michael McCann over at Sports Law Blog was interviewed on Dryer v. NFL, in which a group of retired NFL players are suing the NFL under the Lanham Act over the NFL’s and NFL Film’s use of their identities.

Connecticut Players in NFL Camps

Sam Greenwood / Getty Images

Sam Greenwood / Getty Images

The Hartford Courant has a blurb on each player with Connecticut ties currently in an NFL training camp.   Former UConn Husky and Arizona Cardinal rookie Cody Brown is out for the year with a wrist injury.  Tyler Lorenzen, the Huskies’ old QB, is trying to make the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end.  He hardly looks like a QB anymore.

College Coaches Under the Spotlight

Recent news from the world of collegiate basketball coaching has been overwhelming negative, starting with Rick Pitino and John Calipari.  But ESPN.com has a positive story about a basketball coach.  Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings passed up a $100,000 raise so that his team could take a 10-day trip to Australia:

“I knew the university was facing a tough time just like the rest of the country. There were people losing jobs. There was so much distress economically for the university to shell out $100,000 for us to make the trip.”

Click here to read the entire story.

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