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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


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


  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


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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Interview with Sports Lawyer Peter R. Ginsberg


The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with attorney Peter Ginsberg, counsel to Ray Rice, to discuss current issues in sports law. As managing partner of Peter R. Ginsberg Law, LLC, Mr. Ginsberg has represented clients in a wide range of white collar criminal and securities matters as well as sophisticated commercial […]

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Judge Hears Hernandez Jury Instruction Arguments


According to ESPN, Judge Susan Garsh heard arguments on Friday regarding the instructions she would give to the jury as the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez neared its conclusion. Hernandez’s attorney, James Sultan, stressed the importance of reminding the jury that the testimony of a Glock employee—who said he believed […]

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Super Bowl Seating Case Set to go to Trial


On February 6, 2011, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium. According to the Dallas Morning News, a lawsuit was filed shortly after the game because 1,200 of the 15,000 temporary seats in the stadium were not completed in time for kickoff. Some ticketholders were forced to […]

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Federal Court Rules Against NFL in Peterson Case


According to ESPN, U.S. District Judge David Doty has ruled that the NFL’s arbitrator “failed to meet his duty” when deciding to uphold Adrian Peterson’s suspension stemming from his child abuse case. This clears the way for Peterson to be immediately reinstated to the NFL. Judge Doty found that Harold Henderson, the NFL’s arbitrator, “simply […]

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Federal Court to Hear Peterson Suspension Challenge


According to ESPN, U.S. District Court Judge David Doty will hear the NFL Player Association’s challenge to Adrian Peterson’s punishment stemming from his child abuse scandal. The NFLPA alleges that Commissioner Roger Goodell acted outside the scope of his authority when he chose to place Peterson on the Commissioner’s Exempt List and later indefinitely suspended […]

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