NFL Lockout Creates Questions Concerning Player Activities

New legal questions arise each day in the unknown territory that is the NFL lockout. Cincinnati Bengals’ receiver Chad Ochocinco is trying out for a Major League Soccer team, Sporting Kansas City.  Baltimore Ravens’ safety Tom Zbikowski has prevailed in one boxing match and has another match scheduled.  In past seasons, such activities would beg the question of […]

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 […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Fairfield U’s Cooley Honored Fairfield University basketball coach Ed Cooley has been named MAAC Coach of the Year, on the heels of a 23-6 overall record and a 15-2 conference record.  William S. Paxton has the story on the Connecticut Post’s blog: “Everybody said four years ago no way you’re ever going to win at Fairfield […]