Friday Sports Briefs

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 […]

Eric Kettani’s Military Obligation Reminiscent of Caleb Campbell

About 10 days ago, Eric Kettani was released from the practice squad of the New England Patriots.  The reason for his release: Kettani was called to active duty by the United States Navy.  Kettani subsequently reported for duty, but is appealing the Navy’s decision denying him leave to continue his professional football career. According to the Nashua Telegraph, Kettani’s appeal […]

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 Carl Mayer, a lawyer in Princeton, N.J., known for filing […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Tweet of the Week From Peter King of Sports Illustrated (@SI_PeterKing) on Tom Cable situation: Interesting now to see a) what action NFL takes vs. Cable; b) whether Cable sues Hanson; c) whether Hanson sues Cable. Still a story here. Understanding the Patriots’ Pre-Trade Deadline Moves Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post wrote a great […]

UConn Football’s Success Brings More Agents to Connecticut

Are you still unconvinced that UConn has become a player in Division I football?  Last month the Huskies saw 4 players chosen in the first 2 rounds of the NFL Draft - more than every college football program with the exception of USC.  After speaking with a few agents at the Sports Lawyers Conference last week […]

UConn’s Donald Brown Drafted in 1st Round

The Indianapolis Colts drafted UConn’s record-breaking running back, Donald Brown, in the first round, 27th overall in this weekend’s NFL Draft.  Brown is the first player in UConn football history to be chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft.  Congratulations to Brown and to UConn football, which has taken another step towards becoming a nationally-recognized […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2008

As we approach the end of Connecticut Sports Law’s inaugural year, I have compiled a list of the top story lines and accompanying blog posts from 2008.  Thank you for your readership and support and I look forward to another year covering the intersection of sports and the law. 1.  UConn and Notre Dame agree to […]

Can They Take My Tickets? The Legal Rights of Sports Teams and Fans

Fan conduct is under the microscope.  Collegiate Athletic Directors, especially in basketball and football, have been trying to come up with solutions to fan behavior that often includes foul language, offensive signs, and personal taunts of opposing players.  The NFL recently instituted a “Fan Code of Conduct.”  These developments have some fans asking the question “what […]