Romano on the Alex Rodriguez Suspension

Rob Romano, sports law attorney and professor, recently appeared on Radio America’s For Your Ears Only to discuss the Alex Rodriguez suspension.  Rob does an outstanding job discussing Major League Baseball’s 211-game suspension of A-Rod, his appeal rights and the contract and insurance issues involved. Click below to listen to Rob’s interview (the interview begins […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2012 – Part I

With 2012 coming to a close, I have compiled a list of the top story lines and accompanying blog posts from the past year.  Part I will list story lines 6 through 10; Part II will be posted on Monday and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on Wednesday, […]

Roger Clemens Found Not Guilty

The second trial of Roger Clemens has come to an end, as a jury has found Clemens not guilty of perjury, false statements and obstruction of Congress.  SI.com’s Michael McCann has published an excellent article on Clemens’ legal victory and the government’s pursuit of baseball players for performance enhancing drugs: By losing, the Justice Department […]

McNamee’s Testimony Pivotal in Roger Clemens Trial

The trial of Roger Clemens has reached a crucial juncture – the testimony of Brian McNamee, Clemens’ former trainer and the only person who claims to have witnessed Clemens  use performance-enhancing drugs.  The cross-examination of McNamee by Clemens’ lawyer, Rusty Hardin, is intriguing on a number of levels including Hardin’s trial strategy and showmanship.  ESPN’s Lester […]

Does Tony LaRussa’s Legal Training Make Him a Better Manager?

When I was in law school and unsure of my career direction, I remember being told that “you can do anything with a law degree.”  Tony LaRussa, lawyer and manager of the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, provides a good example. Michael McCann of the Sports Law Blog has a very interesting post on […]

Mistrial Declared in Trial of Roger Clemens

ESPN.com has reported that U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has declared a mistrial in the trial of Roger Clemens due to the prosecutor’s improper use of evidence. “There are rules that we play by and those rules are designed to make sure both sides receive a fair trial,” Walton told the jury, saying such ground rules […]

Will Roger Clemens Testify at his Trial?

During jury selection for the trial of Roger Clemens on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, Clemens’ attorney, Rusty Hardin, hinted that Clemens may not testify in his defense.  Considering the nature of the charges and the questionable character of the prosecution’s chief witness, Brian McNamee, this may be a sound legal strategy.  Paul Doyle of […]

Trial of Roger Clemens to Begin Today

The trial of baseball legend Roger Clemens, on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with his 2008 testimony before Congress concerning his use of performance-enhancing drugs, begins today.  According to Michael McCann, Clemens could face 15-21 months in prison if convicted. As Dan Shaugnessy of the Boston Globe has written, Clemens’ appearance […]