Friday Sports Briefs: NCAA Edition


Johnny Football Autograph Investigation Focuses on New Haven ESPN reported that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel accepted $7,500 to sign autographs at the annual Walter Camp Foundation weekend, in New Haven.  Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas News discusses the investigation with sports attorney Michael Buckner. Congress Introduces NCAA Legislation Jon Solomon has an excellent piece on the NCAA […]

Aaron Hernandez Charged with Murder: Legal and Local Perspectives

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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, […]

Friday Sports Briefs


O’Bannon Lawyers Argue for Class Certification Curtis Eichelberger and Karen Gullo of Bloomberg Businessweek wrote an excellent article on the O’Bannon v. NCAA lawsuit.  One of the important distinctions made in this article is that athletes aren’t arguing for “pay for play” – rather, athletes are looking to be compensated for the use of their likeness and images, […]

Friday Sports Briefs


Hartford’s Asaph Schwapp Passes Away Former Notre Dame fullback and Hartford native Asaph Schwapp sadly passed away on Wednesday from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.  He was only twenty-six years old.  Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant wrote an excellent story on Schwapp, who, according to Doyle, was the first Hartford native to letter at Notre Dame in 65 […]

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


Nerlens Noel Injury The knee injury suffered by Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel has prompted discussion about the NBA’s rule requiring players to wait one year after high school graduation before entering the NBA Draft.  Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports discusses the “charade” of  the one and done rule.  Warren K. Zola discusses the rule on the Sports Law […]

Monday Sports Briefs


I wasn’t able to post Friday Sports Briefs last week.  In its place, here is Monday Sports Briefs: O’Bannon Scores Again Against NCAA The plaintiffs in O’Bannon v. NCAA (In re: Student-Athlete Likeness Litigation) scored another victory over the NCAA.  The NCAA sought to prevent the plaintiffs from pursuing a cut of live broadcast revenues, but […]

Friday Sports Briefs


McCann on Lance Armstrong’s Admission to Oprah Michael McCann of 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 […]