Friday Sports Briefs

UFL to Return for Another Season The fledgling United Football League, which was thought to have met its demise last season, will be back for another season.  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has the story on the UFL’s unlikely return and TV deal with CBS Sports Network. Was Penn State entitled to due process? […]

Friday Sports Briefs

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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Jerry Sandusky’s Fate in the Hands of the Jury The trial of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky on charges of child molestation is now in the hands of the jury.  Connecticut Attorney Rich Meehan has a great post on his Connecticut Post blog “Due Process”, where he discusses defending a client like Sandusky.  The […]

Should NFL Agents Let Players Take the Wonderlic?

Reports that LSU defensive back Morris Claiborne scored a 4 on the Wonderlic Test at the NFL Combine, raise the question of why an agent would let his client take the test, especially if the player is unlikely to score well.  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has done an excellent job covering the issue.  Florio interviewed Jeff […]

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Bill Russell Sues NCAA, EA Sports Legendary Boston Celtic Bill Russell has filed suit in a California federal court against the NCAA and EA Sports alleging that the defendants have misappropriated his image and violated antitrust laws.  The case is similar to O’Bannon v. NCAA (see my article on the case, “Calling a Foul”)  and […]

Coors Sues Patriots over Skunked Beer Deal

Don Jeffrey at Bloomberg.com (via Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk) reports that MillerCoors LLC has filed a lawsuit against the New England Patriots alleging that the team reneged on an exclusive sponsorship contract, and instead, has pursued a more lucrative agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev NV. Here’s an except of Jeffrey’s article: “We negotiated in good faith with the […]

UFL Reduces Transfer Fee; Patriots First to Sign Player to Active Roster

The UFL has modified its $150,000 transfer fee, which Connecticut Sports Law covered this week.  With the recent change, an NFL team can sign a UFL player to its active roster for a reduced fee of $25,000.  In addition, the fee can be paid by either the NFL team or the player.  Here’s what the […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Players Make UFL’s New York Roster Former UConn football players Dan Davis and Alfred Fincher were listed on the roster of the UFL’s New York Sentinels.  The Sentinels are scheduled to play the Florida Tuskers at Rentschler Field on November 12.  Keanu Reeves is not listed as a QB for the Sentinels. David Givens […]