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, […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Interested in Becoming a Sports Agent? Each year, students in my Sports Law class at Quinnipiac Law School are interested in becoming an agent.  Luckily, I co-teach the class with Rob Romano, who was an NFL agent for many years.  For those interested in becoming an NFL agent, Andrew Brandt’s recent article on ESPN.com is […]

Penn States Extends Bill O’Brien’s Contract

ESPN.com news services has reported that Penn State University automatically extended the contract of football coach Bill O’Brien, per the terms of an addendum to his contract: O’Brien will receive 2016 compensation in 2017-20 per the terms of an addendum to the agreement, which he and acting athletic director Dave Joyner both signed. “Any sanction by […]

Bill O’Brien Has No Escape Clause in Contract with Penn State

In the wake of the NCAA’s announcement of “unprecedented” sanctions against Penn State University’s football program, many have asked whether new head coach Bill O’Brien’s contract with the university contains an escape clause triggered by NCAA sanctions.  This is an academic discussion, as O’Brien has reaffirmed his commitment to Penn State, but an interesting discussion nonetheless. Does […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Patriots’ O’Brien to be Named Head Coach at Penn State Bill O’Brien, Offensive Coordinator of the New England Patriots, will be named Head Coach at Penn State University according to a number of sources, including Erick Smith of USA Today.  It will be interesting to see the details of O’Brien’s contract considering recent events at […]