Rob Romano on Donald Sterling

Rob Romano, sports law attorney and professor, recently appeared on AM600 KOGO, San Diego’s News and Talk, to discuss the NBA’s suspension of Donald Sterling.  Rob discusses, among other things: The amount of the fine that the NBA levied upon Sterling; Whether the other NBA owners may force Sterling to sell the team; and What legal […]

Sports Lawyers Association Conference Wrap Up

I attended the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) Annual Conference last week in Atlanta, Georgia.  For those unfamiliar with the conference, it is the largest and most prominent gathering of sports attorneys in the country.  Lawyers from most major sports leagues, teams and organizations attend as well as agents and representatives of the NCAA. Attendance was excellent, with approximately 700 attendees, […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Golfer Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Caddy Rudolph Hermstadt, an amateur golf champion, was arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut after he was captured on a surveillance video choking and punching his caddy, Jeremy Eterginio, inside the 19th Hole Cafe at the East Mountain Golf Course on July 22.  The Associated Press (via the Hartford Courant) has the story.  […]

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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 GreenwichTime.com has the story.  According to Gregory, Niedert is the 10th Whalers player to be called up to a higher […]

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Bobby Valentine Introduced as Red Sox Manager Stamford’s Bobby Valentine was named the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox.  Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe has a great article on Valentine and his connection to his hometown. Here’s video of the press conference introducing Valentine, via CBS Sports:   Putting a Face on the NCAA […]

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John Mackey Passes Away John Mackey, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 69.   As a tight end for the Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers, Mackey caught 331 passes for 5,236 yards and 38 touchdowns over 10 seasons.  Mackey’s significance went well beyond his substantial on-field accomplishments.  He helped found the NFL […]

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Congratulations to former UConn Husky Kemba Walker, who was drafted 9th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA Draft last night.  Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant has a great story on Walker: The tears rolling down Kemba Walker’s cheeks spoke to his appreciation for the journey behind and the opportunity ahead. He sacrificed […]

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New York Mets Prevail in Fan’s Suit Over Broken Bat Rob Romano has the story on Attorney Carla Varriale, who successfully defended the New York Mets against a claim by a fan who alleged that he was injured after a bat shattered during a game at Shea Stadium. UConn Huskies Draft Central With the NFL Draft […]