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Kansas City Chiefs in Hot Water: Catching Up With Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Several Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against the Club

The Kansas City Chiefs are in hot water. They had a sizable lead over the Colts for much of their first-round playoff game, and were still handed a loss. Their star player Jamaal Charles left the game injured. Moreover, the … Continue reading

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PA Senator Weighs In On New Internet Betting and Horse Racing Bill

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate have introduced Senate Bill No. 1188, which if enacted, would reform the regulatory oversight of the multi-billion dollar horse racing industry in the state. The new legislation would create a Bureau of Horse Racing tasked … Continue reading

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Hostile Waters: A Lawyer’s Analysis of the Incognito/Martin Dilemma in the Miami Dolphins Organization

For those who have been living 20,000 leagues under the sea for the past few weeks, there is a situation in the depths of the Miami Dolphins organization that has attracted national attention both in and out of the sports … Continue reading

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Sports Law Perspective re: “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”

*this article written in response to “Still the Greatest”, posted 10/6/13 on SportsLawBlog As shown by the array of topics covered throughout this site alone, “sports law” is not conclusively defined.  Concussion lawsuits, labor union disputes, steroid-based grand jury indictments, … Continue reading

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Invest-in-Player Opportunity: the Arian Foster IPO

Most of us can pick out our favorite examples over time of athletes finding alternative sources of income based on their stardom.  I still remember the first time that I heard Allen Iverson’s “40 Bars”, saw Shaq star as Kazaam, … Continue reading

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Sound Off! Seattle Signs Dempsey to MLS-Record Contract with Salary Cap Exceptions

On the heels of an analysis of the NBA salary cap, we now bring you a similar look at certain salary cap provisions in Major League Soccer.  For all of you who still consider the world’s most popular sport to … Continue reading

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Why Are Only Luxury Teams Willing to Pay the NBA Luxury Tax?

The answer to this is simple: small market teams – no matter how loyal their fan base or how well the team performs in terms of actual basketball, and not just a financial statement bottom line – may not be … Continue reading

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Ace up his Sleeve: Kobe Reclaiming his LMHS Gear from his Mother

Kobe Bryant’s mother Pamela is doing her best to auction her son’s basketball memorabilia, including his signature #24 jersey from his freshman year at Lower Merion High School — the only other time he wore the number that inevitably will … Continue reading

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Singh’ing in a Rain of Deer Antler Spray

Professional golfer and former Masters winner Vijay Singh has sued the PGA Tour, Inc. (“PGA”), claiming damage to his reputation in the wake of its “deer antler spray” doping probe, which was later dropped.  Singh has filed in New York, … Continue reading

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Lance & USPS: Usurping Sponsors’ Payments from Steroid-users

As expected, the United States Justice Department has intervened in Floyd Landis’ whistleblower suit against Lance Armstrong, United States Postal Service (“USPS”) team director Johan Bruyneel, and team management company Tailwind Sports. The U.S. government filed its complaint in the … Continue reading

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