CT State Representative: Athletes Should be Able to Unionize

Connecticut continues to be on the cutting edge of collegiate sports law, as a state representative has entered the unionization conversation. Connecticut State Representative Patricia Dillon recently announced that she is looking into legislation that would allow athletes from public universities in Connecticut to unionize.  Rep. Dillon’s announcement came in response to UConn basketball player Shabazz Napier, who when […]

Aaron Hernandez Charged with Murder: Legal and Local Perspectives

After his arrest and release from the New England Patriots yesterday morning, former Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged yesterday afternoon with the murder of Odin Lloyd.  The arraignment of Hernandez, in which assistant district attorney Bill McCauley outlined a timeline that placed Hernandez with the victim and at the scene of the crime, […]

Monday Sports Briefs

I wasn’t able to post Friday Sports Briefs last week.  In its place, Monday Sports Briefs: Big East Breakup Becomes Official Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant covers the official breakup of the Big East Conference.  Doyle also covers the impact of the Big East breakup on UConn. McCann Interviews Lance Armstrong Michael McCann of […]

Friday Sports Briefs: Big East Edition

As conference alignment continues to shake out, it is becoming increasingly clear that UConn is on the outside looking in.  Despite the many successes of the university’s basketball and football teams, UConn remains a member of the Big East - a conference which is unlikely to last through the weekend - without any appealing alternatives. Catholic Schools to […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Sonny Vaccaro Points Finger at Duke, UNC Sonny Vaccaro made news this week when he accused the NCAA of lacking the nerve to punish the likes of Duke and UNC.  Eric Prisbell of the USA Today (via the Sports Law Blog) has the story.  The story reminds me of the first time I saw Vaccaro […]

Friday Sports Briefs

RG3 Files Trademark Applications Robert Griffin, III, Heisman Trophy winner and first round draft pick of the Washington Redskins, has filed four trademark applications to protect his name, nicknames and catchphrase, according to Nate Davis of the USA Today.  He has filed applications for the marks “RGIII”, “RG3”, “Robert Griffin III” and “Unbelievably Believable.”  Perhaps Griffin and his representatives read this […]

Vote CT Sports Law for Connecticut’s Top Blogs of 2012!

The Hartford Courant is holding a contest for Connecticut’s Top Blogs of 2012.  I am pleased to announce that CT Sports Law has been nominated in the category of “Best Sports Blog.” If you enjoy reading CT Sports Law, I would really appreciate your vote.  Click here to cast your vote.  Also, Ryan McKeen’s “A Connecticut […]

Remembering the Hartford Whalers’ Departure

Monday marked the fifteenth anniversary of the announcement that the Whalers were leaving Hartford.  The Whalers’ departure remains a point of contention, and the possible return of the team remains an area of great interest with Connecticut hockey fans.  In fact, posts concerning the Whalers are among the most popular in the four-year history of this blog. The Hartford […]