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 […]

Gunner Kiel Demonstrates that Verbal Commitments Are Not Binding

Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics recently featured my article on Gunner Kiel and verbal commitments in the recruiting process.  (Click on the following link to view the article in PDF: Gunner Kiel Demonstrates that Verbal Commitments Are Not Binding).  I have also posted the article below.   My sincere thanks to Holt Hackney, publisher of Legal Issues in Collegiate […]

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 […]