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Sports Law Job Posting – Senior Counsel, Churchill Downs Inc.
June 5th, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Interested in a career in sports law?  Love the Kentucky Derby?  This is the job for you.  See the full posting and apply here.  Here are the details:   SUMMARY  Provides legal support and counsel to the company’s other departments and subsidiaries in operational and corporate matters; represents the company and its subsidiaries...

Suspicions Grow as UCI Inquiry into Lance Armstrong’s Doping Ring Set Aside
January 25th, 2013 at 2:43 PM
An independent panel, set up by the cycling's governing body UCI, has been informed that their investigation into Lance Armstrong's doping ring may be suspended.  Today, UCI and the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) have agreed to the terms of a "truth and reconciliation commission" .  This would allow current...

USADA to Publish Thousand-Page Report Detailing Lance Armstrong’s Involvement in Doping Ring
October 10th, 2012 at 4:00 PM
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today through their website that they are set to publish a one thousand page document detailing the involvement of Lance Armstrong and other members of the United States Postal Service cycling team's doping activities.  The statement refers to the team's activities as "the most...

White Sox Pitcher, John Danks, Sued by House Guest
September 7th, 2012 at 11:57 AM
According to CBS (John Danks Sued For Failing to Call 911 After Man Fell In His Home), White Sox pitcher, John Danks, is being sued by Blake Pabst for an event which transpired in August 2010. Pabst is accusing Danks of failing to dial 911 after he was pushed off...

The Legal Reasons Why Jerry Sandusky’s Stepson Did not Testify at Trial
June 25th, 2012 at 2:11 PM
As the sentence came down, finding Jerry Sandusky guilty of 45 of the 48 counts, many people wonder why he never took the stand himself. Although there was a copious amount of information given to the jury regarding Sandusky’s alleged conduct, the testimonies that they were spared from hearing were the...

The Attorney That Brought Terelle Pryor, Jim Tressel, and the Ohio State Buckeyes Crashing Down
June 11th, 2012 at 2:58 PM
The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline has recommended that Christopher Cicero, the lawyer whose emails about Ohio State football players trading memorabilia for tattoos sparked the well known scandal, be banned from practicing law in the state of Ohio for six months.  Interestingly, Cicero played...

Upcoming Sports Law Conference: Sports Law Seminar for Rookies and Veterans
May 29th, 2012 at 3:32 PM
The law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is holding its second annual Sports Law Seminar for Rookies and Veterans June 14th in Minneapolis.  The one day event will feature some impressive speakers including agent Drew Rosenhaus, former Minnesota Wild Assistant GM Tom Lynn, and the Honorable David S. Doty of the U.S. District of Minnesota.  For a full list of speakers click here.  The event is...

Manchester City General Counsel, on Legal Representation in the English Premier League
May 22nd, 2012 at 6:20 PM
The English Premier League season (or Barclays Premier League season if you acknowledge corporate sponsorships and all that) recently culminated with the most dramatic, exciting, superlative-filled final day in any sports history ever (no, seriously, check it out).  It made the final day of the 2011 MLB season look like...

Newton’s Law 4.0: Agent Registration and Regulation
April 19th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Just as Sir Isaac Newton changed our understanding of the universe in 1687, Cam Newton is on the cusp of changing the understanding of representatives in amateur athletics.  A new law, Newton 4.0, has been approved by the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee to modify the Alabama Uniform Athlete Agency Law. ...

Chapter 11: the Pitfall of Athletes and Corresponding Agent Responsibility
April 17th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The controversial Dennis Rodman made headlines again last month; however this time it had nothing to do with partying or basketball, but rather his deteriorating financial situation.  Dennis Rodman joins the unfortunate class of former athletes gone broke, an ever growing list that includes the likes of: Terrell Owens, Antoine...

FDIC Sues Former Bears QB Jim McMahon for $140 Million
April 10th, 2012 at 2:35 PM
Jim Mcmahon, former Chicago Bear Quarterback and headband enthusiast, is one of the nine former directors and officers of Broadway Bank sued by the FDIC for $140 million plus interest.  McMahon served on the Bank’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2008. ***PHOTO1*** In it’s complaint, the FDIC states that “[a]s a...

Politics and Cricket: Match Made in Heaven
March 15th, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Get ready, folks: SportsLaw101 is going global. I came across this interesting article last night on one of my favorite blogs, The Economist's "Game Theory." The article discusses cricketers-turned-politicians and how cricket and politics are natural bedfellows. Citizens of countries such as England and Pakistan worship their cricketers, so it's...

Bobby Jenks: Another Life Changing Experience
March 8th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It has been a very volatile three years for Boston Red Sox pitcher, Bobby Jenks.  Just three years ago, Jenks received $5.6 million, which set a then major league record for a first time arbitration eligible closer.  Today, Jenks is recovering from an injury that not only nearly ended his...

The NFL is on the Defense
March 1st, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1***  The ongoing battle between former NFL players and the NFL continued last Wednesday in a St. Paul, MN District Court. It was here that 47 former NFL players presented their oral argument, alleging CBA negotiations were expedited in order to end the the lockout and begin the 2011 NFL season. ...

High School Football Field Advertisements to the Highest Bidder
February 17th, 2012 at 2:26 PM
Be aware high school football fans, there is a change coming in what you see when watching football. Last week, the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) announced that among the rule changes for 2012, high schools will now be permitted to place corporate advertising and/or commercial markings on...

Interview with a Sports Lawyer: Becky Mendoza of Action Sports Law Group
February 7th, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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