Sports Law

The New England Patriots’ collective dedication to their craft has certainly produced a few disciples, as well as a legion of individuals who decry the team’s tactics and winning ways. But could Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady have set a precedent dubbed the “Brady [...]

Sports Law

Sports fans living far away from their favorite teams’ home states and cities have long been forced to skip games, or pay more than what they’d like to watch their cherished organizations play. The blackout rules that spawned this dilemma are the subject of scorn among fans, many of [...]

Sports Law

Salary cap rise causing unrest NFL executives are reportedly worried that players who negotiated their contracts during the salary cap’s slow annual rise from 2011 to 2013 will soon feel their teams owe them larger contracts, due to the fact that the threshold has been surging the last two [...]

Sports Law

What is the Baseball Rule? For some time, baseball parks have been protected from liability in cases of fans getting hit by projectiles at baseball parks due to the so-called “Baseball Rule.” While the rule hasn’t always held up, it has, for the most part, remained safely in [...]

Sports Law

The non-voting congresswoman for the District of Columbia recently introduced a bill that would strip the NFL of its antitrust exemption if it doesn’t cease support of the “Redskins” team name. While whether that will happen is up for debate, the importance of this antitrust [...]

NFL Agent

Many NFL players deal with roster cuts Anyone who watches HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” a behind-the-scenes look at the NFL preseason, understands that getting removed from a team as the organization goes through roster cuts is tough. However, for many players, the pursuit of a dream [...]

Sports Law

In the legal world, a concept exists that prevents the prosecution of a person twice for the same offense. In the wake of Judge Richard Berman’s ruling on the now infamous Deflategate scandal, it is important to understand that in the NFL double jeopardy – as the concept is called [...]

Sports Law

The NFL is cyclical. Each year the same issues arise over and over again…including the franchise tag. The franchise tag is a designation used by teams to navigate the salary cap. The tag isn’t particularly well-liked by players. The contractual devices allow teams to keep [...]

Sports Law

Sometimes it’s neither drugs, rule violations nor performance that complicate an athlete’s ability to compete, but rather, sponsorship disputes with corporations. U.S. runner Nick Symmonds will soon be calling a sports lawyer, if his prior comments were any indication, to deal with [...]