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Sports Law Expert Podcast Highlights Experienced Sports Lawyer Helen Maher of Cadwalader

Hackney Publications announced today that Helen Maher, who co-leads the sports law practice at Cadwalader, is the featured guests on the Sports Law Expert Podcast. The podcast segment can be heard here Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of the podcast goes live should keep following Sports Law Expert. The firm…
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Sports Law Professor Seeks Help Finishing Chapters in Textbook

Prof. Gil Fried, of the University of West Florida, is putting together a team of sport law experts from throughout the country to help write a sport risk management textbook.  The book, to be published by Carolina Academic Press, is being written 25 years after Safe at First was published by CAP and written by Prof. Fried and sport…
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NFLPA Board Elects Non-Lawyer as Executive Director, Goodell Opines

The Board of Player Representatives of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has elected Lloyd Howell as the Executive Director of the NFLPA. Howell will serve as the NFLPA’s 4th Executive Director, succeeding Ed Garvey (1971-1983), Gene Upshaw (1983-2008) and DeMaurice Smith (2009-current). “We are excited to have Lloyd lead our union into its next chapter and…
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Ten Possible Candidates for the Next NFLPA Executive Director

(Editor’s Note: While we await the imminent selection of the NFLPA’s next executive director, this felt like a good time to share attorney Christopher Deubert’s piece from a May issue of Sports Litigation Alert. Chris is a senior writer for Hackney Publications.) By Christopher R. Deubert, Senior Writer The NFL Players Association’s (NFLPA) Board of Player…
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NLRB Lodges Complaint (highlighted word-by-word here) Against USC, Pac-12 and NCAA

The following is the actual complaint: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BEFORE THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD REGION 31 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; PAC-12 CONFERENCE; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION Joint Employers and Case No. 31-CA-290326 NATIONAL COLLEGE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION COMPLAINT AND NOTICE OF HEARING This Complaint and Notice of Hearing is based on a charge filed…
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The Drake Group: Just Say No to California Bill 252 to Pay College Athletes

Andrew Zimbalist, President of The Drake Group, has issued thiks afternoon the following statement on California Assembly Bill 252, a proposal to pay college athletes: “While there are many elements in the California Assembly Bill 252 that concern us, there are a few that stand out as especially problematic. First, intercollegiate athletics is organized by…
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Actual Letter to Goodell and the NFL About Workplace Issues

Dear Commissioner Goodell,   We write to express our grave concerns about the recent allegations in the New York Times by over thirty former employees of the National Football League, who described a workplace culture that is overtly hostile to women. We, the attorneys general of New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington State,…
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Watch: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at College Athletics with St. Joseph’s University Director of Athletics Jill Bodensteiner

By Gregg Clifton, of Lewis Brisbois On April 5, Phoenix Partner and Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Practice Gregg Clifton and New York Sports Law Associate Christina Stylianou hosted an engaging webinar with guest speaker Jill Bodensteiner – vice president and director of athletics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. During…
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More Proof that Cannabis Should Replace Prescription Painkillers in Sports

States that permit recreational use of cannabis see a reduction in demand for prescription codeine, an opioid with a high potential for misuse, according to a new multi-institutional study led by University of Pittsburgh and Cornell University scientists. Published this week in Health Economics, the study finds a significant reduction in pharmacy-based codeine distribution in states that have legalized recreational…
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NFL Suspends Five Players for Betting on Football Games

The NFL confirmed today that three players have been indefinitely suspended for violating the league’s gambling policy. Two other players were each suspended six games. Quintez Cephus and C.J. Moore of the Detroit Lions, and Shaka Toney of the Washington Commanders, are suspended indefinitely through at least the conclusion of the 2023 season for betting…
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