Sports Litigation Alert Current Issue

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May 18, 2023

Vol. 20, Iss. 10

Case Summaries


Ten Possible Candidates for the Next NFLPA Executive Director

By Christopher R. Deubert, Senior Writer The NFL Players Association’s (NFLPA) Board of Player Representatives will reportedly be meeting in June to consider and potentially vote on a new Executive Director to replace DeMaurice Smith, who has held the position since...

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Secretariat: A Study in Administrative Law

By Bruce C. Spizler, Esquire[1] Background    When SECRETARIAT won the 1973 Kentucky Derby – the first “jewel” of the coveted, but elusive, Triple Crown – contested over a mile and a quarter at Churchill Downs (Louisville, KY), he broke both the stakes...

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No Foul – No Ban; A Soccer Referee – Player Incident

By John T. Wendt, J.D., M.A., Professor Emeritus, Ethics and Business Law, University of St. Thomas Premier League Soccer in England may be the best in the world, with the best players, managers, stadiums, revenue, and overall depth and competitiveness.[1]...

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Is It Time to Ban Handshake Lines?

By Joshua Winneker, Associate Professor, Misericordia University What was once supposed to be a sign of sportsmanship at all levels of sports has reached its violent crescendo during the women’s NIT basketball game, University of Memphis versus Bowling Green State...

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News Briefs

CCHA Law Sports Lawyer Named in IBJ’S Forty Under 40

Kelleigh Irwin Fagan, of Church Church Hittle + Antrim, has been recognized as one of Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in the Class of 2023. Fagan is a partner in the firm’s sports law and business services sections. Each year, the Indiana Business...

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