Aaron Hernandez Taken into Custody, Released by Patriots

Boston.com is reporting that Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in North Attleborough, Mass. in handcuffs this morning.  Charges are unknown at this time. SI.com’s Michael McCann has examined the range of charges that Hernandez could ultimately face. Stay tuned for more on this story. UPDATE: the Patriots have released Hernandez.

Remembering the Victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and everyone affected by the unspeakable tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday and also with the entire town of Newtown, Conn.  Although it is difficult to move forward with events as trivial as NFL football games, the New England Patriots, New York […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Interested in Becoming a Sports Agent? Each year, students in my Sports Law class at Quinnipiac Law School are interested in becoming an agent.  Luckily, I co-teach the class with Rob Romano, who was an NFL agent for many years.  For those interested in becoming an NFL agent, Andrew Brandt’s recent article on ESPN.com is […]

Patriots Land TE Ballard After Giants Roster Move Backfires

An interesting bit of roster manuevering by the New York Giants and New England Patriots took place yesterday.  The New York Giants released Jake Ballard, a tight end who emerged as a receiving threat last year before tearing his ACL against the Patriots in the Super Bowl.  Ballard is expected to miss the 2012-13 season […]

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UConn’s Kendall Reyes Waits for the Call Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant has written a nice story on UConn defensive tackle Kendall Reyes, who is expected to be drafted tonight in the second or third round of the NFL Draft.  Conner accurately describes Reyes as a “true gentlemen and class act.”  Best of luck to Reyes, receiver Kashif Moore […]

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Connecticut Considers Reporting Requirements for Youth Coaches In the wake of recent events at Penn State University, the Connecticut General Assembly is considering requiring youth coaches to report child abuse when they see or suspect it.  Josh Kovner of the Hartford Courant has the story. NCAA’s Proposal on Multiyear Scholarships Ron Morris of The State (South Carolina) has written […]

Josh McDaniels Allowed to Join Patriots for Playoffs

When the New England Patriots face the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs on Saturday night, they will have a familiar face on their sideline.  Joining the Patriots for the first all season will be former Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels,  who served as Offensive Coordinator for the St. Louis Rams this […]

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Patriots’ O’Brien to be Named Head Coach at Penn State Bill O’Brien, Offensive Coordinator of the New England Patriots, will be named Head Coach at Penn State University according to a number of sources, including Erick Smith of USA Today.  It will be interesting to see the details of O’Brien’s contract considering recent events at […]