Friday Sports Briefs

Jacobs on UConn Football at Fenway and Beyond In the wake of recent reports of a UConn-Notre Dame game at Fenway Park, Jeff Jacobs has an excellent piece on the possibility of UConn playing home football games at venues other than Rentschler Field: In the past, I was against moving games away from Rentschler. The seismic shift […]

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US-Japan Baseball Transfers Rob Romano has written an interesting analysis of the agreement between the United States and Japan concerning professional baseball players.  Romano discusses the history of the arrangement and the posting system that we’ve come to know with recent players such as Daisuke Matsuzaka and Yu Darvish. Helmet Manufacturers and Concussion Litigation Darren Heitner has posted […]

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Jerry Sandusky’s Fate in the Hands of the Jury The trial of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky on charges of child molestation is now in the hands of the jury.  Connecticut Attorney Rich Meehan has a great post on his Connecticut Post blog “Due Process”, where he discusses defending a client like Sandusky.  The […]

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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 […]

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PFT’s Ten Things to Know About the NFL Lockout Pro Football Talk, which has done an outstanding job covering the NFL lockout, posted a great snapshot of the issues in play in Ten things to know, right now, about the labor situation. NFL Sued By Former Players Michael McCann of the Sports Law Blog and Sports Illustrated […]

UFL Reduces Transfer Fee; Patriots First to Sign Player to Active Roster

The UFL has modified its $150,000 transfer fee, which Connecticut Sports Law covered this week.  With the recent change, an NFL team can sign a UFL player to its active roster for a reduced fee of $25,000.  In addition, the fee can be paid by either the NFL team or the player.  Here’s what the […]

UFL Transfer Fee Raises Important Issues for League

The UFL’s relative success can arguably be attributed to its strategy of complementing the NFL, rather than attempting to compete with the most popular sport in America.  After all, besides the NCAA, the NFL has lacked a feeder system since the owners shut down NFL Europe.  The UFL appeared to be on its way to […]

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UConn Players Make UFL’s New York Roster Former UConn football players Dan Davis and Alfred Fincher were listed on the roster of the UFL’s New York Sentinels.  The Sentinels are scheduled to play the Florida Tuskers at Rentschler Field on November 12.  Keanu Reeves is not listed as a QB for the Sentinels. David Givens […]