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Prominent Sports Lawyer and Former Olympian Makes a Provocative Point About Trans Women Competing Against Biological Women

Nancy Hogshead-Maker, a former Olympic Gold Medalist and prominent sports lawyer, has kicked off a spirited and voluminous debate on social media when she shared her position on trans women competing against biological women in sporting contests. Her post: Trans women should compete with biological women, so long as they mitigate their sex-linked, male-puberty advantage…
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Knight Commission Recommends Modifications to NCAA Draft Constitution

In a letter to Robert Gates, Chair of NCAA Constitution Committee, the Knight Commission provided feedback to the updated draft NCAA Constitution provided by the Committee in its December 7, 2021 memorandum. It suggested incorporating several important modifications in the following letter: Governance/Board Composition The governance and leadership of the Association should more fully reflect…
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In NIL Deal, Horns with Heart Announces $800,000 Sponsorship for Texas Longhorn Offensive Line

Horns with Heart, a new non-profit entity, has announced their 2022 sponsorship to extend an offer to every University of Texas offensive lineman totaling $50,000.00 in annual financing per player. The program, dubbed The Pancake Factory, will be the first of its kind to support a football position group to participate in charitable endeavors that…
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Veteran Team General Counsel Phil Weinberg Passes Away Suddenly

Phil Weinberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Comcast Spectacor, has passed away at the age of 66. His death was unexpected as he was reportedly recovering from hernia surgery. Weinberg was also a cancer survivor. Weinberg provided direct oversight of all legal affairs surrounding Comcast Spectacor including the Wells Fargo Center arena and…
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Sports Lawyer Bob Wallace Talks Sports on Podcast

Bob Wallace, the chair of Thompson Coburn’s sports law group, was featured on the podcast Scoops with Danny Mac, to discuss what’s happening in football, St. Louis and sports law. In “The Kilcoyne Conversation,” published on November 22, Bob sat down with Martin Kilcoyne, the News Director at Fox 2. The pair share a long…
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Wilbourn V. BRG Sports: Plaintiff Fails to Prove Defective Football Helmet Caused CTE

By Gary Chester, Senior Writer (Editor’s Note: The following is shared from an issue of Sports Litigation Alert, a subscription-based publication produced by Hackney Publications. Subscribers to the Alert have access to more than 3,000 case summaries and bylined articles.) In concussion cases, the plaintiffs can often raise issues of fact as to three of…
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Herrick Elevates Sports Law Attorney to Partner

Herrick, Feinstein LLP has announced the promotion of sports law attorney Scott C. Ross, and three other attorneys, to partner, effective January 1, 2022. “We are thrilled to welcome such a talented group of attorneys into our partnership,” said Irwin Kishner, Herrick’s Executive Chairman. “They have proven to be critical advisors to our clients across…
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Major League Baseball Owners Use “Only Tool Available” To Lockout Players

By Gregg E. Clifton & Bernard G. Dennis III, of Jackson Lewis PC Major League Baseball (MLB) exercised its legal right and remedy guaranteed pursuant to current federal labor laws when it commenced a lockout of its players shortly after the five-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association…
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NFL SUSPENDS THREE PLAYERS FOR VIOLATING NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The National Football League announced today discipline of three players for violating jointly developed and administered NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols. Tampa Bay’s Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards have each been suspended without pay for the next three games. Free agent John Franklin III, if signed by a club, is also ineligible to play in the next…
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Making Space for Women in Games: An Interview with Joanie Kraut, CEO of Women In Games International (WIGI)

By Meredith Murray, 2L at GWU (The following appeared in Esports and the Law, a publication published by Hackney Publications.) Joanie Kraut is the CEO of Women in Games International (WIGI), a nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate resources to advance economic equality and diversity in the global games industry. Joanie, a lifelong gamer,…
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