Sports Litigation Alert Current Issue

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March 24, 2023

Vol. 20, Iss. 6

Case Summaries


Facing Down a CTE Lawsuit, NCAA Emerges Successful

By Gina McKlveen Last month, after a three-week trial, a jury returned a verdict in favor of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in a case involving the tragic death of a former college football star, Cullen Finnerty. As the former quarterback at Grand...

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Navigating the Intersection of NIL and Title IX

By Alonzo L. Llorens and Shayla J. Wright, of Parker Poe Since 2021 student-athletes profiting from their name, image, and likeness (NIL), one of the clearest areas of risk has become the intersection of NIL and Title IX of federal civil rights law. While the NIL...

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The Consequences of Invading the Pitch

By John T. Wendt, J.D., M.A., Professor Emeritus, Ethics and Business Law, University of St. Thomas On March 5, 2023, in the Premier League, Liverpool was delivering a 7 – 0 thrashing of archrival Manchester United at Anfield.  As the Liverpool players were...

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Lawsuit Against BetMGM Challenges ‘Free’ Sports Bets

By Jared Good, Esq. As any sports enthusiast can attest, there has been an explosion of commercials of late, advertising single game parlays and opportunities to make quick cash. A constant in all these commercials is the idea that potential bettors can make large...

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News Briefs

Syprett Meshad Adds Sports Law Associate

The Sarasota law firm of Syprett Meshad has added Madeline “Maddie” Salamone to its litigation team as an Associate. Prior to joining Syprett Meshad, Salamone worked as a sports attorney and college athlete advocate representing college athletes on matters concerning...

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NFL Wins More than It Loses in Flores Case Decision

By Christopher Deubert, Senior Writer On March 1, 2023, Judge Valerie Caproni of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a split decision in a class action lawsuit brought by three Black NFL coaches against the NFL and certain...

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