Getting Out of the Weeds: NFLPA to Propose Reassessing Stance on Marijuana

On March 21, 2017, in NFL, Sports Law Journal, by Joseph Brooks

  by Samuel Park* The 2016 election season is one America will not, or cannot, soon forget.[1]  However, somewhere amidst the scandals, the Saturday Night Live skits, and the uncomfortably heated two-party debates, the 2016 elections “may [have] go[ne] down as a watershed” for marijuana.[2] This past November, nine states voted on issues regarding marijuana […]

Not Par for the Course: Muirfield Retains All-Male Membership and Loses Status as British Open Host

On March 13, 2017, in Sports Law Journal, Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

  *Emily Schrank “We don’t see the Open championship being used for social engineering. We don’t see that as valid.”[1] Introduction Since its invention, the game of golf has earned a reputation as a notoriously male-dominated sport.[2]  The issue of gender discrimination in the golf world still looms large today, as evidenced in the United […]

Did the CFL Really Know Nothing?: The Likelihood the Football League to the North Will Face Same Settlement Consequences as the NFL

On February 19, 2017, in Sports Law Journal, Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

*By Caitlin St. Amour Is it possible that football is as dangerous as it is popular?[1]  In 2016, the National Football League (NFL) settled a class action lawsuit with hundreds of retired NFL players, by which these players will be compensated for their numerous concussion-related injuries.[2]  The lawsuit alleged the NFL either actively concealed or […]

To Be or Not to Be: Student-Athlete Employees

On February 13, 2017, in NCAA, Sports Law Journal, by Joseph Brooks

  * By Bridget Whan Tong In recent years, student-athletes have increasingly sought additional compensation while they play at university.[1]  Student-athletes’ desired compensation ranges from compensation for traveling expenses to ongoing minimum wage compensation.[2]  On December 6, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Berger v. NCAA affirmed the dismissal by the District Court […]

The Movement to End an Insidious Baseball Tradition

On January 15, 2017, in MLB, Sports Law Journal, by Joseph Brooks

* By Thomas R. Smith Baseball fans are accustomed to seeing their favorite players sporting a fat cheek during a ballgame. While some might think that is bubble gum, for the most part, these players are using chewing tobacco, which is commonly referred to as “dipping.”[1] There is a long tradition of tobacco in sports, […]

Don’t Take Your Guns to Town … Even if You’re a Pro-Athlete

On December 1, 2016, in Sports Law Journal, Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

  *By Benjamin Yarter Airports are stressful; remembering to bring a passport and boarding pass, and comply with TSA regulations can be a challenge for most travelers.  For Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham, the struggle includes remembering to remove firearms from carry-on luggage.[1]  Bradham was arrested in October 2016 after he brought his loaded handgun through […]

Redefining Fairness: Progress for Female Athletes with Hyperandrogenism

On November 11, 2016, in Sports Law Journal, by Joseph Brooks

  *Bridget Whan Tong In the Rio Olympics, Caster Semenya, a South African runner, won the women’s 800 meters in a stunning 1:55.28.[1]  However, her hard-fought victory was heavily criticized because of one thing she could not control: hyperandrogenism, a condition that naturally causes an individual to produce extraordinarily high levels of hormones.[2]  Back in […]

Overview of Commissioner Elections in Light of Upcoming Presidential Election

On November 7, 2016, in Football, MLB, NFL, Sports Law Journal, by Joseph Brooks

  *Caitlin St. Amour On November 8, United States citizens will run to the polls to vote for the next President after a contentious and passionate election season.  In light of those upcoming events, it might be wise to examine the steps for electing the leaders of something else Americans are very passionate about: sports. […]

Did the Super Bowl Champions Win Again? Denver Broncos Take Control of Stadium Naming

On October 30, 2016, in Sports Law Journal, Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

*Robert Stalzer Each fall, thousands of football fans routinely flock to worship their team at locations such as Lincoln Financial Field, Met-Life Stadium, and AT&T Stadium.[1]  In 2016, the NFL faced one of these stadiums’ namesakes, Sports Authority, Inc., filing for bankruptcy.[2]  After months of waiting, a federal bankruptcy judge in Wilmington, Delaware, signed an […]

Then There Was Only One Certainty Left in This World: Congress Votes Tax Breaks for U.S. Olympic Medalists

On October 24, 2016, in Sports Law Journal, Uncategorized, by Joseph Brooks

* By Samuel Park In his letter to Jean Baptiste LeRoy, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “[o]ur new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes!”[1]  Over two hundred years later, however, Olympic medalists have been granted some welcome uncertainty. […]

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