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NFL and Premier League Discuss Player Health and Safety, Issue Statement

The National Football League (NFL) and the Premier League held a joint medical conference in London today to discuss “their latest advancements in player health and safety and to share best practices for analyzing, treating, and preventing injuries among elite athletes.” Led by a group of the leagues’ physicians, injury prevention specialists and epidemiologists, the…
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Ninth Circuit Affirms Judgment for Pop Warner in Concussion Case

By Anthony B. Corleto and Philip Robert Brinson, of Gordon & Rees (The following appeared as one of 13 articles in the latest Sports Litigation Alert, the industry’s leading sports law periodical for almost two decades. Subscriptions are available here.) By unanimous opinion, a Ninth Circuit panel affirmed summary judgment against chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE”)…
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Returning to School Sports Runs Low Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Say Experts

As students head back to school this fall, sports medicine physicians with Loyola Medicine say the risk of COVID-19 exposure among student athletes is low. According to Nathaniel Jones, MD, a sports medicine physician for Loyola Medicine, “Indoor contact sports and football see slightly increased risk of transmission, but the overall risk remains minimal, and…
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Mike McIntyre Named Legislative Committee Co-Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Section.

Attorney Mike McIntyre of Ward & Smith has been named Legislative Committee Co-Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Section. McIntyreHe has served in this role handling federal affairs for the last six years and has been nominated and reappointed each year. The Sports and Entertainment Law Section includes lawyers who…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Sports Lawyers Association Hosts First In Person Event Since Pandemic

The Sports Lawyers Association “is excited to be back in person for the first time since February 2020. We will be kicking off the first of our in-person outreach events live from Chicago on August 13 at 6:30 pm. Join Karen Leetzow, US Soccer, Chief Legal Officer, Cliff Stein, Chicago Bears, General Counsel, SLA President,…
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Tech Company Partners with LSU Defensive End Ali Gaye in NCAA Endorsement Deal

airSlate, a leader in workflow automation solutions, today announced it has entered into an endorsement deal with Ali Gaye, a star defensive end for the LSU Tigers football team. airSlate is one of the first technology companies to complete an endorsement deal with an NCAA athlete, following the landmark June 29 U.S. Supreme Court ruling…
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High School Football Players Tossed from Summer Camp, Then from Court

(The following is an excerpt from Sports Litigation Alert, a subscription-based newsletter that publishes 24 times a year and features a searchable archive of more than 3,000 articles and case summaries, the vast majority of which are original content). To subscribe, visit here.) By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer In 2016, high school football players attended…
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Todd McNair vs. NCAA Resolved in Confidential Settlement Agreement

Legal counsel for both the plaintiff and the defense have reached a confidential settlement that ends litigation in the case of Todd McNair vs. NCAA. Attorneys for Todd McNair and the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) are issuing the following joint statement and will not comment any further on the matter: “After ten years of litigation, both sides have come…
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Raiders GC Dan Ventrelle Bumped Up to Interim President in Wake of Departure

The Las Vegas Raiders have announced the resignation of the team’s President Marc Badain and the Elevation of General Counsel Dan Ventrelle to Interim President In a statement, Raiders Owner Mark Davis announced Badain’s departure and Ventrelle’s ascension.  Ventrelle has been with the team for 17 years and currently is the executive vice president and…
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