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NBA Lowers the Boom on Player, Who Shoved Camera Person

The NBA has announced that Memphis Grizzlies guard-forward Dillon Brooks has been fined $35,000 for “the unsportsmanlike act of shoving a camera person on the sideline after pursuing a loose ball.” Joe Dumars, Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations, made the announcement Brooks’ actions occurred with 2:40 remaining in the second quarter of the Grizzlies’…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Highlights Professor and NCAA Compliance Expert B. David Ridpath

Hackney Publications announced today that it has published its latest segment of the Sports Law Expert Podcast, featuring Dr. B. David Ridpath, a Professor of Sports Administration in the College of Business in Ohio University. Ridpath is also the Academic Co-Editor of the Journal of NCAA Compliance, a peer-reviewed publication produced by Hackney Publications. The…
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SRLA Completes Annual Conference, Announces Award Winners, New Slate of Officers

The Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) completed its 26th annual conference in Las Vegas last week by announcing, fittingly, a slew of winners. The membership of SRLA presented its annual awards to instructors and professors, who teach sports law, typically at the undergraduate level. The year’s conference, which attracted more than 100 attendees, also…
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Esports Law Show Features William Dever of Harena Data in Latest Segment

The Esports Law Show (Podcast), hosted by sports law attorney Ellen Zavian, has posted its latest segment, featuring William Dever, the co-founder of Harena Data. Harena Data is a leading esports community aggregator, which affiliates with traditional sports organizations to build esports communities. The segment can be heard at  

Sports Law Expert Podcast Highlights Sports Lawyer John Tyrrell of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey

Hackney Publications announced today that it has published its latest recording on Sports Law Expert – a Podcast, with future releases set to be distributed on December 30 and January 15. Today’s guest is sports lawyer John E. Tyrrell, a founding Members of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey and the firm’s Managing Member.. The segment…
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Did the Drake Group Just Step into the Ring with the Knight Commission?

The Drake Group has established a new non-profit organization under the fiscal 501(c)(3) sponsorship of the Players Philanthropy Fund – THE DRAKE GROUP EDUCATION FUND. On the surface, this “better positioned” the Drake Group to shape the discourse on collegiate athletics, similar to the Knight Commission. Andrew Zimbalist, Drake President explained, “Doing so will enable…
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Lawyer Discusses How the Sports Industry Increasingly Lies at the Intersection of Law and Business

By Andrea Tarrab, University of Miami In Oct. 2022, Ivan Parron joined the members of the Media Management Association on Zoom to discuss current issues in sports media law. Born in Miami and raised in a family of Cuban immigrants, he shared with members anecdotes about growing up in his household, his upbringing, and what…
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American Public Favors Code of Conduct for NBA Owners

With Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver under fire following revelations of racist language as well as inappropriate, “sex-related” comments and “inequitable treatment of women,” 75 percent of sports fans believe that a code of conduct for owners should be adopted, just as there is one for NBA players. Should NBA owners be subject…
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Breaking the ‘TV’ Law in Sports Bars

By Shelly Palmer The founders of Taiv had an idea: What if a sports bar owner could make an extra $500 every month by using technology to replace the commercials in TV broadcasts with commercials they sold themselves? It is an awesome idea. It is also a blatant theft of services. Free TV services that…
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Arena Group Tabs Lawyer as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sports

The Arena Group (NYSE American: AREN) (the “Company” or “The Arena Group”) announced today the appointment of Chris Pirrone as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sports. Pirrone brings over two decades of digital media experience to the newly-created role at the Company. As General Manager of Sports, Pirrone will oversee the growth of The…
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