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Believeland No More: Boylan Files Age Discrimination Suit Against Cavs

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Since superstar LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers this past summer, the Cavs have been in a steep nose dive. Most recently, former assistant coach James Boylan (63 years old) filed an age discrimination suit in Ohio county court after the Cavs exercised their right not to extend Boylan’s contract […]

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Slam Dunk for Federal Prosecutors in NCAA Suit

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  On Wednesday, a jury of eight returned with unanimous guilty verdicts against Jim Gatto, a former Adidas marketing executive, Merl Code, a former Adidas consultant, and Christian Dawkins, an aspiring sports agent, after three days and 18 hours’ worth of deliberations. The defendants were convicted on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit […]

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October Madness – Adidas Consultant Testifies that College Basketball Star Received Payments

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TJ Gassnola, a former consultant for Adidas, testified on Wednesday that the shoe company paid the family of Deandre Ayton, a former basketball player for the University of Arizona and the first selection in the most recent NBA draft, before or during his collegiate career.  Gassnola’s testimony comes during the opening week of the first […]

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Nike Gets the ‘W’ in ‘Jumpman’ Copyright Suit

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On Tuesday, February 27, a 2-1 split Ninth Circuit panel rejected a copyright suit against Nike Inc. alleging the athletic company’s “Jumpman” logo infringed on a photographer’s copyright. The court ruled that the logo was not substantially similar enough to Jacobus Rentmeester’s photo of Jordan from a 1984 issue of LIFE magazine. Rentmeester originally had […]

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College Athletes Sue Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites

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In May 2016, a class of former college athletes sued FanDuel and DraftKings, alleging that the sites wrongfully profited from their likenesses. Relying on Indiana’s right of publicity statute, the former college athletes argued that FanDuel and DraftKings violated their right to control the commercial use of their own identities. The case was dismissed in district court by U.S. District Judge […]

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UCLA Players Put Up 0 Points, 0 Assists, and 3 Steals in China

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Three University of California: Los Angeles (“UCLA”) men’s basketball team players have been allowed to return home after being arrested in China for shoplifting. LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were in Hangzhou, China to play an exhibition match against Georgia Tech, and while there, reportedly stole designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store.  […]

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A Federal Investigation is Nothing

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According to the Washington Post, ex-head coach of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team, Rick Pitino, has filed a federal lawsuit against Adidas for deliberately damaging his reputation and causing him emotional distress. This suit comes in the midst of an ongoing federal investigation into Adidas executives allegedly conspiring with partner schools to attract […]

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N.C.A.A. Takes Stand Against North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Rights Law

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  The N.C.A.A. announced on September 12 that it is relocating all championship tournament games that were originally scheduled to take place in North Carolina over the 2016-2017 academic year. This news comes in reaction to a new North Carolina law, commonly referred to as House Bill 2, which nullified local government ordinances extending anti-discrimination […]

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