Friday Night Rights: Continuing Heat Issues Necessitate Change

According to Rivals High, a player in Florida, another in South Carolina, two from Georgia and a coach in Texas have died after participating in football activities held during hot weather in the last week or so. These tragic stories remind me of the case of Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Jason David Stinson, the first reported criminal case […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2010 – Part II

Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2010, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. 2.  Marist University’s lawsuit against James Madison University provides another chapter in the story of virtual free agency in college coaching. A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit More on Marist […]

Friday Night Rights: Heat and High School Athletics

Doug Malan of the Connecticut Law Tribune recently interviewed me for his story “School Sports Aren’t All Fun And Games”, concerning the liability of high school coaches.  The story touched upon the arrest of two assistant football coaches in Middletown (Conn.) after a player collapsed during a workout on a particularly hot day. Even basic […]

Friday Night Rights: Middletown Football Coaches Cleared of Charges

The Middletown High School football coaches charged with reckless endangerment after a student-athlete collapsed during a workout on a particularly hot and humid day have been cleared of all charges.  Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant has the story: School assistant football coaches were dismissed Tuesday after defense attorneys proved water was provided for a […]