Legal Sports Betting Coming to a State Near You Soon?

On April 30, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Pat Coyne* With the recent announcement that the Oakland Raiders will be re-locating to Las Vegas in 2020, a notion that has long seemed inevitable is now becoming a reality: major professional sports leagues will call Las Vegas “home”.[1] The Raiders join the “Vegas Golden Knights,” who were added to an NHL as an […]

Division 1 Athletes Are Friends, Not Food: An In-Depth Analysis of the NCAA’s Fiscal Exploitation of Its Athletes

On April 19, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Reece Cooke* Division I athletes are not amateurs.  Don’t be fooled by the NCAA’s designated appellation.  I believe strongly that the exploitation on the part of the NCAA of its players and the restraints that the NCAA has placed on their ability to truly brand themselves is a travesty.  NCAA athletes at the Division […]

Unnecessary Roughness?: The Washington Redskins May Find Themselves in a Legal Battle over the Dismissal of Their General Manager in Violation of the ADA

On March 19, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Jason Kaner* Earlier this month, the Redskins dismissed General Manager Scot McCloughan after reports surfaced he had been drinking on the job. These reports directly contradicted statements issued by his agent, Peter Schaffer, a day before, strongly denying such allegations. His agent stated he was “very healthy” and in contact with the team moving […]

States Ready to Propose DFS Regulations as 5 NCAA Baseball Players Remain Suspended

On March 8, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Pat Coyne* While five University of Richmond baseball players await a ruling from the NCAA for violations related to their alleged involvement in fantasy football, state legislatures around the country are gearing up to propose their own pieces of legislation to legalize daily fantasy sports. The players’ suspensions and the proposed legislation represent the […]

NCAA Upholds Donnie Tyndall’s 10-year Show-cause Penalty

On March 8, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Emmett Iheagwara* In 2016, Donnie Tyndall, former head coach at Southern Miss and Tennessee, received a 10-year show-cause penalty from the NCAA.[1] The set period for the show-cause order runs from April 8, 2016, through April 7, 2026.[2] Even if Tyndall becomes employed after that period, he will have to sit out the first […]

Darrelle Revis and the NFL’s Questionable Conduct Policy

On March 6, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Natalie Brennan* The National Football League has a policy banning all “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football League” in order to protect players and the league alike.[1] This policy was created to ensure that the NFL, its teams, and players are portrayed in the most favorable light […]

Louisville & the Gift that Keeps on Giving

On February 28, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Reece Cooke* As the NCAA and Louisville prepare to be go head to head under our legal system to find justice in the case of the Louisville scandal that was brought to light in 2015, I look deeper into the gift that keeps on giving.  When do impermissible benefits become so outrageous and outlandish […]

Linebacker Tanks Court Appearance, On the Hook for $4,000

On February 22, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: AshLeigh Sebia* In January, Buffalo Bills linebacker, Brandon Spikes, was scheduled to appear in court in an attempt to settle a second lawsuit in a two-year long dispute.[1]  In 2014, Spikes hired “The Fish Guy,” a company owned by Joshua Wolfson, to transport his tropical fish and custom-made aquarium from Rhode Island to Buffalo […]

Baylor: The Next Penn State? Not So for the NCAA

On February 20, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Rohan Mohanty* On February 8, 2017, the Big 12 Conference Board of Directors announced they had unanimously voted to, “withhold twenty-five percent of future revenue (about $7.5 million annually) distribution payments to Baylor University, pending the outcome of third-party verification review of required changes to Baylor’s athletics procedures and to institutional governance of its […]

Workers’ Comp. Bill May Threaten Illinois Professional Athletes

On February 19, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Katy Luchansky* Workers’ compensation is crucial to people in all fields of work and due to sports glorification by the media, it is easy to overlook the severe injuries that professional athletes endure regularly. Workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect people who are injured in their field of work by providing them with […]

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