Friday Sports Briefs

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 […]

Barry Bonds Found Guilty of Obstruction of Justice

The Associated Press (via ESPN.com) has reported that former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds was found by a jury to be guilty of obstruction of justice in connection with the federal government investigation of illegal performance-enhancing drugs.  A mistrial was declared for the three counts of perjury with which Bonds was charged.  The AP article states, in part, as follows: […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Jury Begins Deliberations in Bonds Trial ESPN’s Lester Munson has the story on the final arguments in the Barry Bonds trial.  Munson opines that the prosecution may have saved its faltering case with a brilliant performance during closing arguments.  The case is now in the hands of the jury.  Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated and […]

Friday Sports Briefs

The Connecticut General Assembly is considering a bill requiring colleges and universities to more fully disclose the terms and conditions of scholarship offers made to high school athletes.  Kathleen Megan of the Hartford Courant has the story.  Check back with Connecticut Sports Law next week for analysis of this bill. SI.com and the Sports Law […]

Former Major Leaguers Allowed to Testify in Barry Bonds Case

Michael McCann of SI.com and the Sports Law Blog, has published a great article on an evidentiary issue that could have a significant effect on the government’s prosecution of Barry Bonds.  U.S. District Judge Susan Illston will allow former clients of Bonds’ trainer, Greg Anderson, to testify that Anderson supplied them with performance enhancing drugs.  These clients include […]

Friday Sports Briefs: Baseball Edition

Offerman Faces Civil Suit  for Bat Attack Former Boston Red Sox and Long Island Ducks player Jose Offerman was sued in Connecticut federal court in connection with an on-field brawl in which he attacked the opposing pitcher and catcher with his baseball bat.  The catcher, John Nathans, is the plaintiff, and claims that he suffered permanent injuries that ended […]