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.  [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

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 [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

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 [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

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 [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

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 [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

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 [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

Titans and USC Settle Suit Over Running Backs Coach The University of Southern California (USC) and the Tennessee Titans have settled their lawsuit over USC’s hiring of running backs coach Kennedy Pola while he was under contract with the Titans.  The terms of the settlement are confidential.  Despite the quiet end to this suit, the legal issues [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

Leaving College for the NBA Marc Isenberg has posted an excerpt from his upcoming booklet entitled Go Pro Like a Pro on his blog, Money Players.  Isenberg provides a guide for players considering whether or not to leave school and enter the NBA Draft. McCann on Bonds Michael McCann of SI.com and Sports Law Blog offers [...]

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