Dent v. NFL Is No Longer a Class-Action

By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer Soon after the NFL Concussion Case Litigation entered settlement discussions, another NFL class action was filed in federal court in San Francisco, (Richard Dent et al v. NFL, (“Dent”) N.D. Cal. Case No. C 14-02324 WHA).  It was...

Congressmen Introduce NCAA Accountability Act, Sports Lawyers Weigh In

Earlier this week, U.S. Reps. Burgess Owens (UT-04), David Kustoff (TN-08), and Josh Harder (CA-10) introduced the bipartisan NCAA Accountability Act “to establish due process protections for universities and individuals under investigation by the NCAA for rule...

Name, Image & Likeness: What We Have Learned in Four Months

By C. Peter Goplerud III, of Counsel, Spencer Fane LLP Twenty-five years ago, I wrote a law review advocating pay for play for college athletes. The article presented arguments for the concept, but also noted legal and practical obstacles to implementation. I did not,...

Staffing Concerns at the ‘Ol Ballgame

Why a good gig is losing its luster By Jim Riordan, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University MBASport Way back in the day, people would lie about their age so they could enlist in the armed forces. Me? I fibbed so I could join Local 176, the Licensed Ushers and...
Golf: The Importance of a Strong (IP) Approach Game

Golf: The Importance of a Strong (IP) Approach Game

By Daniel G. Chung[1]; Connor M. McGregor[2], of Finnegan LLP View Post It is an exciting time for golf. Despite having only 250:1 odds prior to the 2021 PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson became the oldest player to win a major at the age of 50. At the 2021 U.S. Open,...

College Football Stadiums: A Vaccination Station?

By Kyle Conkle Colleges and universities are in a unique position this year as they attempt to effectively approach how to implement policies and procedures that allow for fans to safely attend games in the midst of an on-going global pandemic. With the arrival of...

Leadership Failure: Chicago Blackhawks Organization and the NHLPA

By Paul V. Kelly, of Jackson Lewis A 20-year-old player in the Chicago Blackhawks organization, Kyle Beach, filed a lawsuit against the team in May 2021 alleging he was sexually assaulted by the team’s video coordinator in May 2010, while the team was involved in...