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

Tebow Demands that T-Shirt Maker Cease & Desist Use of Name Tim Tebow’s attorneys sent a cease and desist letter to a t-shirt company that has been selling shirts with the words “My Jesus” in a logo similar to that of New York Jets.  The Company website references Tebow in its description of the shirt.  Michael David […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Lawyers and the Tim Tebow Trade Brian Socolow, new to the Sports Law Blog, has posted an interesting thought about the Tim Tebow trade and the Jets’ use of attorneys.  Solcolow makes an excellent point – that lawyers need to be involved early in the process of virtually any legal matter.  I covered the same topic […]

Friday Sports Briefs: NFL Edition

Saints Suffer Severe Penalties for Bounty System New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended by NFL Commissioner for one season for his role in the bounty system employed by the team.  Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, now with the Rams, was suspended indefinitely for his role in the system.  General Manager Mickey Loomis was suspended for […]

“Ball So Hard University” Triggers Trademark Dispute

An interesting trademark dispute is brewing over an NFL star’s catchphrase and the attempts of others to capitalize on it.  Terrell Suggs, defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens, claims ownership of the phrase “Ball So Hard University,” an obviously fictional school that Suggs has referred to as his alma mater.  Steve Kilar of the Baltimore Sun has the […]

From the Vault: How Colleges Can Keep the Coaching Stars of March Madness

The play-in round of the NCAA Tournament is scheduled to tip off tonight.  Brackets are filled out and fans are waiting to see if their upset picks are going to run the table.  Seemingly each year a mid-major exceeds expectations and plays deep into the tournament.  Often times the coaches for these schools become hot prospects, as […]

Supreme Court Passes on Spygate Case

The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a New York Jets season-ticket holder and lawyer who sued Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in connection with the Patriots’ videotaping of the Jets’ defensive signals.  The Associated Press has the story (via ESPN.com): Carl Mayer, a lawyer in Princeton, N.J., known for filing […]

Jets’ Sal Alosi Escapes Tort Claim, Not Punishment

The most memorable play of the New York Jets’ 10-6 loss to the Miami Dolphins came from the sidelines, not the playing field.  During a punt, Jets’ strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi tripped the Dolphins’ gunner Nolan Carroll, who had been blocked to the sideline.  While not the modern-day equivalent of Woody Hayes’ punch of an […]