Concussions and the Future of Football

Last spring, I participated in a discussion at the University of Connecticut School of Law entitled “A Panel Examining the Legal Implications of the NFL Concussion Lawsuits & the Future of Football.”  Sports Law Professor Lewis Kurlantzick moderated the panel, which consisted of me and sports attorneys Rob Romano and Paul Anderson.  We had a great time […]

Thank You to UConn Law School Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law Society

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion entitled “A Panel Examining the Legal Implications of the NFL Concussion Lawsuits & the Future of Football” at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford (Conn.).  I thoroughly enjoyed the panel and found it extremely informative.  Moderator and Sports Law Professor Lewis Kurlantzick did an […]

NFL Concussion Lawsuits and the Future of Football

I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in a discussion at the University of Connecticut School of Law on March 28, 2013 entitled “A Panel Examining the Legal Implications of the NFL Concussion Lawsuits & the Future of Football.”  Sports Law Professor Lewis Kurlantzick will be moderating the panel, which will also include sports attorneys […]

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, […]

Former Student-Athletes Sue NCAA over Concussions

I was recently interviewed by Michele Bowman of Lawyers.com concerning the class action lawsuit brought by former student-athletes against the NCAA over the treatment of concussions.  Here’s what I had to say (in part): “Medical research has allowed athletes to understand the long-term health risks associated with concussions,” which has “led many to the conclusion […]

Friday Sports Briefs

US-Japan Baseball Transfers Rob Romano has written an interesting analysis of the agreement between the United States and Japan concerning professional baseball players.  Romano discusses the history of the arrangement and the posting system that we’ve come to know with recent players such as Daisuke Matsuzaka and Yu Darvish. Helmet Manufacturers and Concussion Litigation Darren Heitner has posted […]

New Concussion Policy Blog Cites to CT Sports Law

Concussion Policy and the Law, a new website launched by Holt Hackney, cited my recent post entitled Youth Football Coaches Must Make Changes to Practice, which discussed how coaches must change football practices to avoid concussions and adhere to new youth football rules: Click here to read the post in its entirety: Sports Law Attorney Takes Stand […]

Youth Football Coaches Must Make Changes to Practice

“That sounded like pillows crashing!  Do it again!” That was a common refrain from one of my youth football coaches during one-on-one tackling drills.  Although the drills varied by name (Oklahoma, Bull in the Ring, etc.) and by details, the basic rules were the same – the ball carrier ran straight ahead into the defender, who would […]