Quinnipiac Law Students on Johnny Football Lawsuit

Johnny Manziel and his rights in the “Johnny Football” nickname continue to provide for interesting discussion.  Last week, my sports law class at Quinnipiac Law School discussed Manziel’s lawsuit against an individual selling “Johnny Football” t-shirts.  Here are a few of the points that we discussed: 1.  Manziel has reportedly brought a number of claims against the t-shirt vendor, […]

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McCann on Lance Armstrong’s Admission to Oprah Michael McCann of SI.com and Sports Law Blog has written a comprehensive article on the impact of Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance enhancing drugs.  McCann opines that the interview did nothing to help his marketability or legal interests. Legal Aspects of Manti Te’o Story ESPN’s […]

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Savannah State’s “Money Grab” Gene Wojciechowski of ESPN.com writes that Savannah State will receive a total of $860,000 for playing Oklahoma State and Florida State in football this season.  Savannah State, a FCS program, played Oklahoma State last weekend and lost 84-0.  They face Florida State next.  Even Savannah State’s coach seems to be questioning the school’s scheduling.  This […]

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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 […]

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NCAA Adopts Changes to Text Message Rule Josh Barr of the Washington Post Sports Blog has a post on the NCAA’s changes to basketball recruiting rules, including rules concerning text messages.  Coaches now will be allowed to send recruits an unlimited number of text messages after June 15 of a recruit’s sophomore year of high school.  According to Barr, […]

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NCAA Seeks Changes Stewart Mandel of SI.com has an interesting piece on the changes that are being discussed by Mark Emmert and a group of 50 university presidents and chancellors at the NCAA retreat, including changes to the Academic Progress Rate (APR), full cost of attendance scholarships and an overhaul of so-called “nuisance” rules. California Athlete-Agent […]

Friday Sports Briefs: NFL Free Agency Edition

The end of the NFL lockout has led to a compressed free agency period that has teams, players and agents working at a furious pace.  Here are a few of the most interesting stories on the business and legal aspects of this unique time in the NFL, including the moves of the New England Patriots: […]

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Sports Business Panel to be Held in Stamford M.O.D. Success, a networking group for young professionals in Stamford, Conn., is holding a sports business panel on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. at Butterfield 8 (112 Bedford Street).  Panelists include: Dany Berghoff (VP, of Business Development at 21 Sports & Entertainment Marketing Group, Inc.) Brian Smith […]