Collegiate Student-Athletes Score Victory in Right of Publicity Case

In the case of Hart v. EA Sports, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that the First Amendment does not trump a student-athlete’s right to publicity, overturning the District Court’s decision.  As Rick Karcher writes on the Sports Law Blog, “this is a highly significant and ground-breaking decision by the Third […]

Quinnipiac Law Students on Johnny Football Lawsuit

Johnny Manziel and his rights in the “Johnny Football” nickname continue to provide for interesting discussion.  Last week, my sports law class at Quinnipiac Law School discussed Manziel’s lawsuit against an individual selling “Johnny Football” t-shirts.  Here are a few of the points that we discussed: 1.  Manziel has reportedly brought a number of claims against the t-shirt vendor, […]