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Former Washington State University Head Football Coach Files a $25 million Claim with the Office of Risk Management

(Editor’s note: The following appeared exclusively in Sports Litigation Alert, which is available on a subscription basis. Subscribers to SLA have access to a searchable archive of more than 4,000 case summaries and articles.) By Dr. Robert J. Romano, JD, LLM, St. John’s University, Senior Writer In January of 2020, Coach Nick Rolovich was hired…
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Emma Compton Joins Cincinnati Bengals as Team’s First GC

Emma Compton, who graduated from law school just two years ago, has joined the Cincinnati Bengals as the team’s first general counsel. Growing up in Cincinnati, Compton told the media she “a fan” and had “a passion for this team. … But being able to mold two different passions of mine in sports and the…
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DISCIPLINARY MEASURES ANNOUNCED FOR DESHAUN WATSON FOLLOWING NFL AND NFLPA AGREEMENT

BROWNS’ QB SUSPENDED FOR FIRST 11 REGULAR SEASON GAMES; MUST COMMIT TO MANDATORY EVALUATION AND TREATMENT; FINED $5 MILLION. Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns is suspended without pay for the first 11 games of the 2022 regular season and fined $5 million for violations of the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy, it was announced today.…
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Former NFL Star Demaryius Thomas Diagnosed with Stage 2 CTE

Earlier this week, the family of former NFL star Demaryius Thomas announced his stage 2 CTE diagnosis by Dr. Ann McKee at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank. Thomas passed away in December 2021 at age 33. His family is releasing the findings to help raise awareness of CTE. “Once I became aware of CTE and began to familiarize…
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Court Rules on Case Involving Errant Punt and Fan at NFL Game

(Editor’s note: The following is reprinted from Professional Sports and the Law, a subscription-based magazine produced by Hackney Publications. To subscribe, visit here.) By Courtney E. Dunn, of Segal McCambridge When self-proclaimed “football fanatic” Paulina Callinan attended her very first football game on November 1, 2015, she did not expect to be put on the…
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INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO ALLEGATIONS BY FORMER BROWNS’ COACH HUE JACKSON CONCLUDES; ALLEGATIONS COULD NOT BE SUBSTANTIATED

Following a 60-day independent review into comments made by former Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson that the Browns paid or otherwise provided incentives to lose games during the 2016-17 seasons, former U.S. Attorney and SEC Chair Mary Jo White and a team of lawyers from the Debevoise firm determined that none of the allegations could…
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Power Schools Participate in LEAD1’s 2022 Collegiate Sports Summit

By Bart Lambergman of LEAD1 The LEAD1 Association (“LEAD1”), which represents the athletics directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”), hosted the 2022 Collegiate Sports Summit, a two-day educational symposium, in conjunction with the Sports Leadership Institute (“SLI”), on April 24-26 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas,…
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NFL, Along with The National Domestic Violence Hotline and Raliance, Renew Partnerships to Help Stop Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The National Football League (NFL) joined the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) and RALIANCE in announcing their continued partnerships. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and highlighting the work of the NFL’s national and local partnerships that provide year-round resources to educate communities and support survivors is part of the League’s broad commitment that…
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New York Governor Hochul Announces Joint Public-Private Agreement to Ensure the Buffalo Bills Remain in New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz have announced an agreement between New York State, Erie County and the NFL’s Buffalo Bills franchise for a $1.4 billion new stadium in Orchard Park. Governor Hochul’s negotiations secured a 30-year commitment for the Bills to remain in Buffalo, and a combined $550 million from the NFL and Bills – approved today…
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Goldstein & McClintock Recognized as a Leader in the Sports Law Field in ‘100 Law Firms’ List

Readers of Hackney Publications have identified Goldstein & McClintock, LLLP as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the sports law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” Besides recognizing law firms for their achievements, the portal serves as a resource for…
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