Monthly Archives: November 2011

What Could Have Been If The NBA Players Went To Court

By Erick V. Posser, Villanova School of Law 2L and Staff Member of the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. The NBA is finally back and for NBA fans, this news comes with a gigantic sigh of relief.  After a … Continue reading

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Unshakeable Pugilist to Unhealthy & Penniless

“Mickey Loves Ya” While You’re a Prize Fighter, but Who Looks Out for Boxers Afterward? In an era dazzled with heavyweight names such as George Foreman, Larry Holmes, and Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier nevertheless held his ground as one of … Continue reading

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War Profiteering, Discrimination, and TV Revenue: a Video Breakdown of the Astros’ New Ownership

Mike Meltser, talk show host for Sports Radio 610 in Houston discusses the sale of the Astros to Jim Crane.  Mike breaks down Crane’s past legal troubles, how the move to the American League could hurt the Astros as a … Continue reading

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Workers’ Compensation for Concussion-Induced Dementia?

Injury Time-Out: Justifying Workers’ Compensation Awards to Retired Athletes with Concussion-Caused Dementia By Michelle L. Modery The dangers of playing professional sports are no secret to athletes or fans.  This is especially true in the National Football League.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Bookies Beware: New Jersey Fights For Legalized Sports Betting

Unless you’ve had the pleasure of living in Las Vegas like Steve, sports betting is relegated to the underground with wagers either made through shady overseas websites or with a local bookie. But New Jersey is the most recent state … Continue reading

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An NBA-Sized Foot in Your Mouth

Jeffrey Kessler is one of the most decorated sports lawyers in the nation.  He has represented clients related to just about every major league.  It came as no surprise that the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) chose such veteran talent … Continue reading

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Is Your Fantasy League a Federal Crime?

Fantasy sports were once a fringe activity, confined to small groups of friends, and shunned by professional leagues like the NFL.  They have since transformed into a billion dollar industry and a major source of revenue for the same leagues … Continue reading

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Supporting Children Without a Pro Athlete Salary

T.O.’s decision to hold a poorly-attended workout instead of appearing at his scheduled family court hearing illustrates the well-documented connection between professional athletes and child support payments over the years. Last year, for example, the Jets provided Antonio Cromartie with … Continue reading

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An Alum’s Reflections on Paterno and the PSU Scandal

I graduated from Penn State University in 2008 with a degree in broadcast journalism.  As a senior in 2007, I had the opportunity to be on the field of Beaver Stadium for a couple of home games as a videographer … Continue reading

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PSU Chain of Command

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