Friday Sports Briefs: NFL Draft Edition

UConn Football and the NFL Draft Jim Fuller of the Connecticut Post has a good article on the success of UConn football players in  the NFL Draft as well as coverage of the Huskies, including Dwayne Gratz and Blidi Wreh-Wilson, who are expected to be selected in this year’s Draft. Facts and Figures from the NFL Draft’s […]

Sports Law Notes from “Elway to Marino”

ESPN’s 30 for 30 series has produced another fascinating film, “Elway to Marino”, produced by NFL Films and Ken Rodgers, which covers the 1983 NFL Draft and the six quarterbacks that were chosen in the first round. The story is told primarily through the eyes of sports lawyer and agent Marvin Demoff, who represented both Elway and […]

Should NFL Agents Let Players Take the Wonderlic?

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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 […]

Friday Sports Briefs: College Football Edition

Al Golden and the Case for Longer Coaching Contracts Dave Krieder of MaxPreps has written an excellent article on his interview with Tom Lemming about Miami football coach Al Golden.  Lemming believes that Miami needs to extend Golden’s contract to allow him to clean up the program.  Lemming also believes that longer contracts would alleviate cheating by […]

Undrafted Free Agents Face Tough Decision Between UFL and NFL

Twenty-three of players in last season’s Pro Bowl entered the NFL as undrafted free agents (UFAs), including Wes Welker, Arian Foster and Miles Austin.  This statistic, along with the recent ESPN documentary Brady 6, serve as a reminder that scouting for the NFL Draft is an inexact science. Typically, NFL teams begin signing priority UFAs […]

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 […]

4 Points on the NFL Lockout

What are the implications of the decertification of the players’ union? NFL owners have been exempt from antitrust suits by their players on account of the non-statutory labor exemption.  In its simplest terms, the non-statutory labor exemption favors union agreements over antitrust laws.  (It is the non-statutory labor exemption that ultimately defeated Maurice Clarett’s challenge of the NFL’s […]

UConn Players Impress at NFL Combine

In 2009, the UConn football program left an undeniable impression upon the NFL Draft, with four players chosen in the first two rounds.  In 2010, two UConn players were chosen.  UConn looks to continue its success in the 2011 NFL Draft, and is off to an excellent start with an all-time high of six players invited […]