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When Politics and Sports Collide

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In early January 2017, Texas State Senator Lois Kolkhorst unveiled Senate Bill 6, which, if passed, would prohibit the enforcement of local nondiscrimination ordinances allowing transgender people in Texas to use the bathroom of their choice and would instead require all those in Texas to use the bathroom that matches their “biological sex” in government […]

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Time for the NFL to Reconsider Marijuana Policy?

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As public opinion towards marijuana continues to warm, there is talk that, in the not too distant future, NFL players may be able to partake in using the popular drug. Currently, 16 of the 32 professional football teams are located in states that have legalized at least the medicinal use of marijuana, according to the […]

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No More Secrets For The NFL?

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The past few months have not treated the NFL very well. The League recently posted record low ratings for Monday Night Football and Sunday Night Football ratings have sunk to a 5-year low. Despite this ratings slump, the NFL’s most recent problem is of even more economic significance. On October 24th, Justice Jeffrey Oing of the […]

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Trademark Issue on Hold in the Nation’s Capital

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According to Forbes, the well-publicized legal battle over the emblem for the NFL’s Washington Redskins has been put on hold. Recently, a federal appeals court delayed the case involving the legality of the team’s trademarked mascot and its controversial “Redskins” name. After unsuccessfully petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case, the professional football […]

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Fantasy Sports Gets Dose of Reality in New York City

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A group of New Yorkers filed a lawsuit on October 5, 2016 in the New York Supreme Court, challenging a recently enacted law allowing daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the Empire State. DFS are a subset of online fantasy sports in which players compete by building a team of professional athletes from a specific sports […]

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@ThursdayNightFootball

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  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appropriately announced via a tweet on his personal Twitter account that ten Thursday night NFL games in the upcoming season will be live streamed on the macro-sized micro-blogging social network. According to the New York Times, while games will simultaneously be shown over the air on either NBC or CBS, […]

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Interview with Dolores DiBella- Counsel to the NFL

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The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with attorney Dolores DiBella, Counsel to the NFL, to discuss current issues in sports law and career development.  Ms. DiBella currently manages intellectual property, commercial litigation, employment matters, and rights enforcement for the League and its member clubs. She received her Bachelors in Government from […]

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NFL Players Association Asks for Neutral Appeals

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Roger Goodell’s oft-criticized role in player discipline could be changing. A recent report suggests that the commissioner’s responsibilities in appeals could be altered as per the terms of a new NFL/NFLPA agreement. The Players’ Association would like to see neutral arbitration for all appeals, rather than the current system where Goodell presides over most appeals […]

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Federal Appeals Court Considers Further Concussion Litigation

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  Federal Judges in the Third Circuit conducted a hearing on Thursday with regard to the lower court’s approval of settlements with regard to NFL concussion litigation. Per the April settlement, families of players whose brains were found to have C.T.E. qualified for up to $4 million dollars. Upon appeal, the players’ lawyer is arguing […]

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Reggie Bush to Sue City of St. Louis over ACL Injury

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According to CBS Sports, San Francisco 49ers Running Back Reggie Bush has enlisted the services of Shawn Holley, a member of OJ Simpson’s legal team, to sue the City of St. Louis over the knee injury he suffered during last week’s game against the St. Louis Rams. Bush, who’s injury is believed to be career-threatening, is […]

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