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Med-Arb And Professional Sports: Could Med-Arb Work As An Effective Dispute Resolution Process In Professional Sports?, Taylor Brisco Jan 2019

Med-Arb And Professional Sports: Could Med-Arb Work As An Effective Dispute Resolution Process In Professional Sports?, Taylor Brisco

Marquette Sports Law Review

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Nfl National Anthem Protests: An Impending Labor Law Violation?, M'Kenzee Galloway Jan 2019

Nfl National Anthem Protests: An Impending Labor Law Violation?, M'Kenzee Galloway

Marquette Sports Law Review

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Deflategate Pumped Up: Analyzing The Second Circuit’S Decision And The Nfl Commissioner’S Authority, Josh Mandel Apr 2018

Deflategate Pumped Up: Analyzing The Second Circuit’S Decision And The Nfl Commissioner’S Authority, Josh Mandel

University of Miami Law Review

Deflategate was one of the most controversial scandals in NFL history, and while many became fascinated due to their love of football, Deflategate was ultimately rooted in law. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Tom Brady, the legendary quarterback for the New England Patriots, for four games for engaging in “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the game of professional football.” More specifically, Goodell suspended Brady because he was generally aware of Patriots staff deflating footballs prior to the 2015 AFC Championship game, and because he failed to cooperate with the investigation into the deflated footballs.

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Clear Statement Rules And The Integrity Of Labor Arbitration, Stephen Ross, Roy Eisenhardt Apr 2018

Clear Statement Rules And The Integrity Of Labor Arbitration, Stephen Ross, Roy Eisenhardt

Arbitration Law Review

Under the common law, employment contracts are submitted to civil courts to resolve disputes over interpretation, breach, and remedies. As an alternative, parties in collective bargaining agreements, can agree to dispute resolution by an independent arbitrator, whose decision is reviewed deferentially by judges. Where employees or members of an association are governed by its internal rules, in contrast, they often agree contractually to submit internal disputes to an association officer or committee. In this circumstance, the common law governing private associations affords judicial review that is more limited than a civil dispute, but more searching than is the case for ...


Fourth & Inches: Marking The Line Of Athletes’ Free Speech (A Colin Kaepernick Inspired Discussion), Ryan J. Mcginty Jan 2018

Fourth & Inches: Marking The Line Of Athletes’ Free Speech (A Colin Kaepernick Inspired Discussion), Ryan J. Mcginty

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

This note addresses the ongoing controversial stance that was ignited when Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States. The scope of this note does not surround Kaepernick himself, but rather the professional NFL football player in general. Specifically, players are entitled to the full rights of free expression and free speech as human beings and public figures, up and until the line where that right is abused on the field or “on the job,” thereby threatening an increase ...


When Popular Culture And The Nfl Collide: Fan Responsibility In Ending The Concussion Crisis, Taylor Simpson-Wood, Robert H. Wood Jan 2018

When Popular Culture And The Nfl Collide: Fan Responsibility In Ending The Concussion Crisis, Taylor Simpson-Wood, Robert H. Wood

Marquette Sports Law Review

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Everyone Take A Knee And Listen Up! Examining Student-Athlete Protests During The National Anthem, Zack Zastrow Jan 2018

Everyone Take A Knee And Listen Up! Examining Student-Athlete Protests During The National Anthem, Zack Zastrow

Marquette Sports Law Review

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The Value Of Amateurism, Cody J. Mcdavis Jan 2018

The Value Of Amateurism, Cody J. Mcdavis

Marquette Sports Law Review

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Upon Further Review: Reconsidering Clarett And Player Access To The Nfl, Matthew Strauser Jan 2018

Upon Further Review: Reconsidering Clarett And Player Access To The Nfl, Matthew Strauser

Marquette Sports Law Review

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Conduct Detrimental: Examining The Nfl’S Collective Bargaining Agreement And The Commissioner’S Role Through A Case Study Of Deflategate, David Shyu Oct 2017

Conduct Detrimental: Examining The Nfl’S Collective Bargaining Agreement And The Commissioner’S Role Through A Case Study Of Deflategate, David Shyu

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This Note will closely examine whether the NFL, specifically its Commissioner, has exceeded its authority in its handling of the recent incident involving allegations of the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady’s role in deflating footballs during a crucial playoff game. The Note will look at the existing the NFL current Collective Bargaining Agreement, and trace the source of the Commissioner’s power. Then it will delve into the details of the case—including the Wells Report and investigation, the arbitration process, and the District Court opinion. The Note will analyze the District Court’s opinion in anticipation ...


Philadelphia And Sports Law, Adam Epstein, Brian Halsey Aug 2017

Philadelphia And Sports Law, Adam Epstein, Brian Halsey

Adam Epstein

From birth to death and from race to Rocky, one would be hard-pressed to demonstrate that a city has had more of a cultural and legal impact on sports generally and sports law specifically than the city of Philadelphia. The purpose of this article is to introduce Philadelphia-based cases and incidents that have influenced sports law, sometimes at a national level. This piece serves historical, legal and pedagogical purposes, and we hope it will also serve as a springboard to further research regarding the City of Brotherly Love. Tort law and the criminal law are the most prevalent cases within ...


The Limitation Of Labor Preemption: Survivability Of Contract Rights During Employer Lockouts, Andrew F. Gann, Jr. Jan 2017

The Limitation Of Labor Preemption: Survivability Of Contract Rights During Employer Lockouts, Andrew F. Gann, Jr.

Marquette Sports Law Review

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Deflategate: Tom Brady's Battle Against The Nfl And Arbitration, David Berger Jan 2017

Deflategate: Tom Brady's Battle Against The Nfl And Arbitration, David Berger

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review

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Clear Statement Rules And The Integrity Of Labor Arbitration, Stephen F. Ross, Roy Eisenhardt Jan 2017

Clear Statement Rules And The Integrity Of Labor Arbitration, Stephen F. Ross, Roy Eisenhardt

Journal Articles

Under the common law, employment contracts are submitted to civil courts to resolve disputes over interpretation, breach, and remedies. As an alternative, parties in labor contexts can agree to resolution by an impartial arbitrator, whose decision is reviewed deferentially by judges. Where employees are subject to rules of a private association, they are often contractually obligated to submit their claims to an internal association officer or committee; the common law provides for judicial review more limited than a civil contract but more searching than is the case for an impartial labor arbitrator. Recently, the National Football League and its players ...


Between The Hash Marks: The Absolute Power The Nfl’S Collective Bargaining Agreement Grants Its Commissioner, Eric L. Einhorn Dec 2016

Between The Hash Marks: The Absolute Power The Nfl’S Collective Bargaining Agreement Grants Its Commissioner, Eric L. Einhorn

Brooklyn Law Review

The National Football League has recently faced an onslaught of public criticism stemming from its handling of disciplinary matters over the last few years. This note engages in a comparative analysis of the disciplinary processes of the four major professional sports leagues, the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL), to determine why Commissioner Goodell’s disciplinary decisions have received such public criticism and have been challenged by the National Football League Players Association. While examining the cases of Tom Brady and Adrian Peterson, this note will address the question ...


Class Certification Issues: In Re: National Football League Concussion Injury Litigation, Jessica Leigh Hawley Jun 2016

Class Certification Issues: In Re: National Football League Concussion Injury Litigation, Jessica Leigh Hawley

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

This paper will discuss whether the prerequisites of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 23, were properly applied in the certification of the class in the NFL Concussion Injury Litigation, with an emphasis on typicality. Discussion will begin with the general rule of class actions and drafter’s intent when the rule was enacted. It will then discuss the major amendment to the rule and the purpose of the amendment with a focus on typicality, and clarify the standard for the typicality requirement with a discussion of the United States Supreme Court decision in Amchem v. Georgine. The discussion ...


Switch Hitters: How League Involvement In Daily Fantasy Sports Could End The Prohibition Of Sports Gambling, Jordan Meddy Jan 2016

Switch Hitters: How League Involvement In Daily Fantasy Sports Could End The Prohibition Of Sports Gambling, Jordan Meddy

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

Whether in the form of lotto tickets or casino table games, gambling is legally permitted in some way in virtually every U.S. state. Yet, in all but a handful of jurisdictions, federal law prohibits wagering on sporting events or professional athletes in any form. Several economically challenged states, particularly New Jersey, have been trying to authorize sports gambling within their borders as a way to raise tax revenues and support their local gambling industries. While these attempts have thus far been unsuccessful, Daily Fantasy Sports have simultaneously experienced a meteoric rise, becoming a multi-billion dollar industry. This Note examines ...


The Jocks And The Justice: How Sotomayor Restrained College Athletes, Phillip J. Closius Jan 2016

The Jocks And The Justice: How Sotomayor Restrained College Athletes, Phillip J. Closius

All Faculty Scholarship

Two judicial opinions have shaped the modem college athletic world. NCAA v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma declared the NCAA's exclusive control over the media rights to college football violated the Sherman Act. That decision allowed universities and conferences to control their own media revenue and laid the foundation for the explosion of coverage and income in college football today. Clarett v. NFL held that the provision then in the National Football League's (NFL) Constitution and By-Laws that prohibited players from being eligible for the NFL draft until three years from the date of their ...


A Battlefield Map For Nfl V. Insurance Industry Re: Concussion Liabilities, Christopher French Dec 2015

A Battlefield Map For Nfl V. Insurance Industry Re: Concussion Liabilities, Christopher French

Christopher C. French

When the superstar athlete -“Iron Mike” Webster - a 9-time National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowler, 4-time Super Bowl Champion, Hall of Fame center for the Pittsburgh Steelers died at age 50 with severe brain dysfunction after becoming homeless and living in a truck, it was discovered he had a previously nameless disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). The discovery of CTE opened the floodgates on interest in delayed manifestation brain diseases caused by repeated blows to the head. As part of that flood, numerous class actions were brought by retired NFL football players against the NFL for their alleged brain diseases ...


Sports Scandals From The Top-Down: Comparative Analysis Of Management, Owner, And Athlete Discipline In The Nfl & Nba, Jaimie K. Mcfarlin, Joshua S.E. Lee Jun 2015

Sports Scandals From The Top-Down: Comparative Analysis Of Management, Owner, And Athlete Discipline In The Nfl & Nba, Jaimie K. Mcfarlin, Joshua S.E. Lee

Jaimie K. McFarlin

This article serves to discuss the current landscape of professional sports discipline and commissioner power in the NFL & NBA, specifically understanding the discipline of management and ownership in the major leagues as compared to player discipline when franchise ownership interests and commissioner power conflict. Furthermore, these particular events illuminate the differences between discipline in professional sports and non-sports contexts.


The Washington Redskins' Deflating Hope: The Lanham Act Survives The First Amendment Challenge, Hammad Rasul Jan 2015

The Washington Redskins' Deflating Hope: The Lanham Act Survives The First Amendment Challenge, Hammad Rasul

Marquette Sports Law Review

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Leveling The Playing Field Among The Nfl, Clubs, And Players--By Amending The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Alicia J. Anderson Jan 2015

Leveling The Playing Field Among The Nfl, Clubs, And Players--By Amending The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Alicia J. Anderson

Marquette Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Bending The Rules To Change The Rule? Was The National Football League's Domestic Violence Policy Collectively Bargained For?, Sean P. Mccarthy Jan 2015

Bending The Rules To Change The Rule? Was The National Football League's Domestic Violence Policy Collectively Bargained For?, Sean P. Mccarthy

Marquette Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Without Thanks To Richie Incognito: Should Employers Owe A Duty To Employees To Protect Against Psychological Harm From Status-Blind Bullying In The Workplace?, Samuel L. Gurney Jan 2015

Without Thanks To Richie Incognito: Should Employers Owe A Duty To Employees To Protect Against Psychological Harm From Status-Blind Bullying In The Workplace?, Samuel L. Gurney

Marquette Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Attack Of The Cheerleaders! Allegations Of Violations Of The Flsa On An Uncertain Landscape, Adam Epstein Dec 2014

Attack Of The Cheerleaders! Allegations Of Violations Of The Flsa On An Uncertain Landscape, Adam Epstein

Adam Epstein

In 2013-14, several lawsuits were brought by National Football League (NFL) cheerleaders who claimed that their respective football clubs violated federal or state law with regard to violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the 1938 federal act that mandates the minimum wage, overtime provisions, and so on. Interestingly, and at the same time, national discourse manifest itself over possibly increasing the federal, state and local minimum wage with various states and cities voting in favor of increasing their minimum wage. The purpose of this article is to explore the recent claims by certain NFL cheerleaders and to analyze ...


The Nfl's Stance On Gambling: A Calculated Contradiction, Daniel Bernard Sep 2013

The Nfl's Stance On Gambling: A Calculated Contradiction, Daniel Bernard

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Play Ball: What Can Be Done To Prevent Strikes And Lockouts In Professional Sports And Keep The Stadium Lights On, Alexandra Baumann Mar 2013

Play Ball: What Can Be Done To Prevent Strikes And Lockouts In Professional Sports And Keep The Stadium Lights On, Alexandra Baumann

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

This comment analyzes the role that the National Labor Relations Board and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service play in ending strikes and lockouts caused by collective bargaining in professional sports. It then looks at what can be done to prevent lockouts and strikes in the future, which would not only benefit fans, but also stadium employees, players, and owners, as none of them make money if there are no games.


Herschel Walker V. National Football League: A Hypothetical Lawsuit Challenging The Propriety Of The National Football League's Four-Or-Five Year Rule Under The Sherman Act, A. Randall Farnsworth Feb 2013

Herschel Walker V. National Football League: A Hypothetical Lawsuit Challenging The Propriety Of The National Football League's Four-Or-Five Year Rule Under The Sherman Act, A. Randall Farnsworth

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Red Card: Using The National Football League’S “Rooney Rule” To Eject Race Discrimination From English Professional Soccer’S Managerial And Executive Hiring Practices, Jeremy Corapi Jan 2013

Red Card: Using The National Football League’S “Rooney Rule” To Eject Race Discrimination From English Professional Soccer’S Managerial And Executive Hiring Practices, Jeremy Corapi

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


From The Gridiron To The Golden State: Nfl Players' Fight For Workers', Kyle M. Tompkins Jan 2013

From The Gridiron To The Golden State: Nfl Players' Fight For Workers', Kyle M. Tompkins

Marquette Sports Law Review

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