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Johnny Football Facing Criminal Charges

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The career of Heisman trophy winner and Texas A&M all-star quarterback, Johnny Manziel, continues in a downward spiral since being relegated to the third string for the Cleveland Browns at the end of this last season. Despite his promising talent, his history of alcohol abuse and videos of his raucous partying in Texas on a […]

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Possible Corruption in Tennis

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The Australian Open, one of the four big grand slams in tennis, started last week amongst reports and rumors of match-fixing.  The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the governing body for professional male tennis players, has taken the reports very seriously.  ATP Chairman, Chris Kermode, stated earlier this week, ”We need to address the perception, […]

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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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NBA Cheerleaders Demand Better Pay

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The newest unofficial cheer of the NBA cheerleaders ought to be: You may be good at basketball You may be good at track But when it comes to fair pay You better watch your back NBA Cheerleaders, attack! NBA cheerleaders spend hours each day during the NBA season practicing and honing their craft while earning […]

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N.Y. AG declares DraftKings, FanDuel are Illegal Gambling

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In a major blow to daily fantasy sports, the N.Y. Attorney General has declared placing money on daily fantasy competitions is illegal gambling in the state and sent cease-and desist letters to FanDuel and DraftKings. Over the past several months, both daily fantasy sports sites have pointed to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of […]

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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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Interview with Sports Lawyer Peter R. Ginsberg

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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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Save the Lions #JusticeForCecil

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On July 1st, 2015, Cecil, the beloved black-maned lion, who was a popular attraction at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and the subject of a long-term research study, was shot and killed by American dentist, Walter Palmer. Cecil’s death sparked international outrage and spurred Zimbabwean officials to ask the U.S. to extradite Palmer, accusing him of poaching […]

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Judge Hears Hernandez Jury Instruction Arguments

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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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Crowdfunding Site Encourages Athletes to Stay in School

According to ESPN, a new crowdfunding site called FanAngel will allow fans to donate money to be held for a student-athlete if he chooses to stay in school and forego the opportunity to turn professional. When an athlete chooses to stay in school, 80% of the donations will be held for the athlete in escrow, 10% […]

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