Sorting out the New Orleans Saints Bounty Litigation

Gabe Feldman, professor at Tulane Law School and director of the Tulane Sports Law Program, has posted an excellent summary of the increasingly complicated litigation between the New Orleans Saints players suspended in the bounty scandal and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.  The post appears on’s blog, The Triangle. Here is an excerpt of Feldman’s post: So, […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Danbury Whaler Nick Niedert Called Up to Bridegport Soundtigers Nick Niedert, goaltender for the Federal Hockey League’s Danbury Whalers, has been called up to play for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.  Richard Gregory of has the story.  According to Gregory, Niedert is the 10th Whalers player to be called up to a higher […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Jerry Sandusky Interview Michael McCann of and Sports Law Blog, has written an article on the legal implications of Jerry Sandusky’s interview with Bob Costas.  McCann answers these questions: In terms of legal strategy, what did we learn from Sandusky’s interview with Costas? Will Joe Paterno be charged with a crime? If so, when? How […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Adding Members to the Big East May Help Defend Against West Virginia Suit  Alicia Jessop over at the Business of College Sports has an interesting post on how the Big East needs to add members now, in part to defend against the lawsuit brought by West Virginia.  The Big East reportedly sent out invitations to  Boise […]

Monday Sports Briefs

Connecticut’s Powder Ridge Ski Area Entangled in Legal Issues Monica Polanco and Alanie Griffin of the Hartford Courant write about Powder Ridge, the ski area in Middlefield, Connecticut, which has been closed for the last three years.  The story looks at the legal issues concerning the sale of the resort and the effort to find […]

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UFL’s Competition may be Sidelined Yesterday an Arena Football League owner announced that the league will be suspending operations for the upcoming season.  Today, the AFL is reconsidering and announced that it plans to play in 2009.  Whatever the outcome, the struggles of the AFL are unfortunate.  The AFL has quietly been in existence for 23 years, serving as both […]