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Former LSU DC Sues Over Buyout Dispute

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According to ESPN, former LSU Defensive Coordinator and current Texas A&M Defensive Coordinator John Chavis has filed suit against LSU, claiming that he does not owe his former employer a $400,000 buyout. Chavis claims that LSU sent him a letter demanding that he pay the $400,000 buyout on Jaunary 2nd, but that he did not give […]

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Federal Court Rules Against NFL in Peterson Case

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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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Mashawn Lynch: A Man of Few but Lucrative Words

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As a man of few words, Marshawn Lynch continues to collect and profit off of his unwillingness to engage with the media. On Super Bowl XLIX’s media day, the Seattle Seahawks running back repeatedly responded to reporters’ questions with “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.” The phrase went viral. Even Katy Perry, Super Bowl […]

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Wrigley Rooftop Owners Denied Preliminary Injunction

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  According to the Chicago Tribune, U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall denied a request for a preliminary injunction that would have halted construction of video boards and outfield advertising signs as part of the Chicago Cub’s $375 Million renovation plan for Wrigley Field. Rooftop operators beyond left field, who sell season tickets to watch the Cubs games from […]

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Minor League Baseball Minimum Wage Suit Secures Small Victory

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According to NBC Sports and the Courthouse News Service, U.S. District Judge Joseph Spero stated today that he is unlikely to transfer a class action against MLB alleging violations of fair labor practices with respect to minor league baseball players to the Middle District of Florida. Judge Spero argued that transfer was unnecessary, as alleged violations were nationwide […]

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Lance Armstrong Loses Arbitration Dispute With Promotion Company

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According to USA Today, Lance Armstrong will be ordered to pay $10 million after losing an arbitration dispute against the sports insurance firm that paid his Tour de France bonuses. SCA Promotions, who sued Armstrong for fraud in securing his Tour de France titles, asked a Texas Court on Monday to turn the arbitral panel’s 2-1 […]

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Spanish Court Blocks Real Madrid Stadium Redevelopment Plan

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According to ESPNFC, a Madrid Court has blocked a potential redevelopment plan for Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. This stadium project delay comes on the heels of a European Commission investigation into whether Real Madrid had illegally received state aid in connection to the project. The Madrid Court’s ruling negated a change to the Madrid General Development […]

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Federal Court to Hear Peterson Suspension Challenge

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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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Georgia Supreme Court Hears Braves Stadium Challenge

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According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Georgia Supreme Court recently heard oral argument concerning the validity of municipal bonds used to fund the Atlanta Braves’ proposed new stadium, SunTrust Park. The Plaintiffs, representing the Cobb County taxpayers, alleged that Georgia’s Constitution prevents public funding of a private project without a voter referendum. However, the Defendants […]

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MLB Not Granted Interlocutory Appeal in TV Rights Case

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided not to intervene in a pending antitrust lawsuit against MLB, DirecTV, and Comcast brought by fans who felt that they were overcharged for out of market games. The District Court previously denied MLB’s motion for summary judgment, ruling that MLB’s long held antitrust exemption does not […]

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