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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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Hackney Publications Announces Second Annual ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

100lawfirms.com is portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. Hackney Publications announced today the second annual “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced…
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Former Football Player Launches Sports Agency

Trae Smith, a former college football player turned business and career advisor with an undergraduate degree in International Development from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University, has launched the Powerhaus Agency, which will be based in Los Angeles. With an initial focus on football players, Smith believes that the “combination of his personal experience playing the game…
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New CLF/Samford University Poll Finds 71% of Americans Want NFL to Stop Recruiting Children to Tackle Football

A new poll conducted by the Concussion legacy Foundation (CLF) and the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics reveals because of CTE concerns, 71% of the 1,311 Americans polled believe it is inappropriate for the NFL to recruit children to tackle football. According to official funding announcements, the NFL has spent more than $100 million…
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Blame Broadcasters For ‘Redskins’ Name Change Today

By By John F. Banzhaf III, B.S.E.E., J.D., Sc.D., Professor of Public Interest Law, George Washington University Law School Washington football will announce its new team name today; a change brought on by overwhelming criticism of “Redskins” as “derogatory” and “racist,” but much of the blame for the well documented physical as well as emotional harm…
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