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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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Hackney Publications Introduces Tools that Make Sports Litigation Alert a Powerful Resource in the Sports Law Classroom

Hackney Publications (HP), the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced today that new tools are being 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. “There’s a challenge…
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Sports Lawyer Ellen Ferris Promoted to Senior Associate Commissioner for Governance and Compliance at AAC

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the promotion of Ellen Ferris to the position of Senior Associate Commissioner for Governance and Compliance. Ferris had served as Associate Commissioner for Governance and Compliance since she joined The American in 2013. She oversees all compliance and governance matters for the conference and provides leadership and…
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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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Stubblefield Joins Freeman Lovell as Partner, Retains Focus on Sports Law

Sports lawyer Patrick Stubblefield has joined Freeman Lovell in Salt Lake City as a partner. Stubblefield said his new firm “is laser focused on helping entrepreneurs accomplish their dreams.” He added, however, that he “will still be working with student-athletes looking to take advantage of NIL laws, film industry professionals at all levels of production,…
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Bond, Shoeneck & King Brings on Former NCAA Attorney Michael Sheridan as Senior Counsel

Bond, Shoeneck & King has announced the hire of Senior Counsel Michael Sheridan, a former attorney with the NCAA. Sheridan will represent colleges & universities and student-athletes nationwide on NCAA infractions, compliance, and eligibility matters. As a former NCAA investigator and athletics compliance administrator, he “brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Collegiate…
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Sports Management Professor Michael Ross Promoted to Chair at Shorter

Michael Ross, an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Shorter University, has been promoted to Department Chair of Sport Management at the university. In his new role, he will oversee the entire sport management department at Shorter, including its COSMA accredited online and traditional BBA degrees and our online MBA program. Ross has a Master…
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NFL ANNOUNCES OUTCOME OF WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM WORKPLACE REVIEW BY SPORTS LAWYER

The National Football League announced yesterday the outcome of the workplace review of the Washington Football Team led by independent counsel Beth Wilkinson, as well as remedial measures and penalties arising out of that review, according to an NFL press release. Wilkinson’s firm (“Wilkinson”) was initially engaged by the Washington club in July 2020.  At…
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NCAA adopts interim name, image and likeness policy

The NCAA just made the following announcement: NCAA college athletes will have the opportunity to benefit from their name, image and likeness beginning Thursday. Governance bodies in all three divisions today adopted a uniform interim policy suspending NCAA name, image and likeness rules for all incoming and current student-athletes in all sports. “This is an…
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