Monthly Archives: July 2011

Should the NFL be Liable for Former Players’ Concussions?

Legal Blitz Scholar Samantha Ann Quinn, Esq. is a 2010 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Law School and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. She is currently clerking for the Hon. Idee C. Fox in the Philadelphia Court of … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.28.11

N. Carolina Athletic Director to Step Down: USA Today reports that just one day after UNC football coach Butch Davis was fired, the university announced that AD Dick Baddour will resign.  At Thursday morning’s press conference, UNC also announced that … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.27.11

Pryor Banned From Ohio State Athletics: The Associated Press reports that Terrelle Pryor’s lawyer wanted Ohio State to make it clear to the NFL that his client could not return to the Buckeyes. So Ohio State not only declared its … Continue reading

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Renowned Sports Lawyer Sheds Light On Paying NCAA Athletes, Wood Bats, Concussions And More

The Legal Blitz caught up with one of Connecticut’s top sports lawyers, Dan Fitzgerald, to discuss his career and get his opinion on some of today’s hottest sports law issues. Fitzgerald is an associate at Brody Wilkinson PC and is … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.26.11

Football is Back!: The NFL lockout is officially over. ESPN.com reports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith stood shoulder to shoulder Monday and announced “football’s back.” In the end, the owners will receive 53% of … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.25.11

The NFL Lockout Is Over (Almost): NFL.com reports that legal teams for NFL owners and players negotiated deep into Monday morning, wrapping up at 3 a.m. with an agreement on basic terms. According to multiple sources involved, the deal is … Continue reading

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Endorsement Lawyer Analyzes Mendenhall’s Lawsuit

Pittsburgh Steeler Rashard Mendenhall announced earlier this week he is suing Champion’s parent company, Hanesbrand Inc., for $1 million. The suit is in response to Champion dropping Mendenhall’s endorsement deal following his controversial tweets regarding the death of Osama Bin … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.22.11

Breaking Down The Partly Ratified New NFL CBA: The National Football Post analyzes the proposed NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, which the owners approved Thursday. The players have yet to vote on the deal. Rumor: NFL Rookie Deal Agent Fees To … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.21.11

NFL Owners Possibly To Vote Thurday: SI.com reports that Atlanta Falcons owner Arthor Blank said Thursday that it was his understanding that the owners would have the opportunity to approve a new collective bargaining agreement today.  The league also indicated … Continue reading

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