Rob Romano on Donald Sterling

Rob Romano, sports law attorney and professor, recently appeared on AM600 KOGO, San Diego’s News and Talk, to discuss the NBA’s suspension of Donald Sterling.  Rob discusses, among other things: The amount of the fine that the NBA levied upon Sterling; Whether the other NBA owners may force Sterling to sell the team; and What legal […]

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UConn Offers Scholarship to Masuk QB Casey Cochran Sean Patrick Bowley of the Connecticut Post reports that UConn has offered Masuk quarterback Casey Cochran a football scholarship.  Cochran, who has also been offered a scholarship by Boston College, is the son of well-known high school coach Jack Cochran.   He’s coached by John Murphy at Masuk and also trains with […]

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John Mackey Passes Away John Mackey, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 69.   As a tight end for the Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers, Mackey caught 331 passes for 5,236 yards and 38 touchdowns over 10 seasons.  Mackey’s significance went well beyond his substantial on-field accomplishments.  He helped found the NFL […]

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NFL Coaches File Brief in Lockout Case Rob Romano has the story on the NFL Coaches Association, which recently filed a brief in support of NFL players in the Eighth Circuit court in connection with the NFL lockout case. “Owners and fans increasingly demand immediate success, and coaches whose teams cannot fulfill such severe expectations face […]

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Titans and USC Settle Suit Over Running Backs Coach The University of Southern California (USC) and the Tennessee Titans have settled their lawsuit over USC’s hiring of running backs coach Kennedy Pola while he was under contract with the Titans.  The terms of the settlement are confidential.  Despite the quiet end to this suit, the legal issues […]

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Leaving College for the NBA Marc Isenberg has posted an excerpt from his upcoming booklet entitled Go Pro Like a Pro on his blog, Money Players.  Isenberg provides a guide for players considering whether or not to leave school and enter the NBA Draft. McCann on Bonds Michael McCann of SI.com and Sports Law Blog offers […]

NBA Agent Successfully Sues Fellow Agent

The legal concept of interference with contractual relations continues to arise in the sports arena.  As Connecticut Sports Law has covered in some detail, Marist College successfully brought suit against its former basketball coach, Matt Brady, and his new employer, James Madison University (JMU), after Brady left Marist while under contract.  Marist alleged that Brady breached his […]

Audio of Dan Fitzgerald’s Interview on “The Final Score!”

After some technical challenges, I have posted the audio clip from my guest appearance on the “The Final Score!” with Matt Levine, Sports Director at WSTC1400/WNLK1350 (Norwalk, CT).  We discussed the Ben Roethlisberger situation, LeBron James, contract issues in the three major sports, the UFL’s foray into Hartford, age limits in professional sports and I was even able to plug the […]