NCAA football in the age of COVID-19
July 10, 2020
The global pandemic of COVID-19 has disrupted every facet of life, including higher education. In the United States, most universities were forced to close at the onset of the pandemic and move to an entirely remote learning platform.
“No-call” from NFC championship game results in lawsuit and rule changes
August 07, 2019
Earlier this year, we wrote about the controversial “no-call” from the NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams.
The Saints-Rams “no-call” and future rule implications
February 07, 2019
Last Sunday, the NFL season culminated with a 13-3 Super Bowl win by the New England Patriots over the Los Angeles Rams.
Sports fans and free speech
January 29, 2019
In the United States, free speech rights extend to sports fans. On the other hand, private actors, such as sports teams, may restrict speech because the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment only applies to the government and other “state actors.”
Kaepernick’s NFL labor dispute
November 15, 2018
As we enter the eleventh week of the NFL season, former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has remained a free agent since March 2017, continues to play an active role off the field. Prior to the start of the season, arbitrator Stephen A. Burbank denied the NFL’s request to dismiss Kaepernick’s labor grievance against the League, allowing his case to proceed to a full hearing.
Mychal Kendricks: Insider trading plea and indefinite NFL suspension
November 07, 2018
On August 29, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Mychal Kendricks, a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns, who at the time of the alleged activity played for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Damilare Sonoiki, a former investment banking analyst at a large investment bank, alleging multiple instances of insider trading from July 2014 through November 2014.