This week in the news…

“A federal prosecutor on Thursday recommended that All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada get probation and no prison time for misleading Congress about the use of performance-enhancing drugs.” See the story here. Joba Chamberlain’s DUI hearing is postponed for the 3rd time. Read about it here. As Michael McCann points out in a new SI.com article, “Roger … Continue reading

Shameless Self Promotion . . .

If you’re interested in the carriage issues between the NFL Network and cable providers, please take a look at my Note on SSRN, The NFL Network versus Cable Providers: Throwing a Penalty Flag on the Fans. I would appreciate any comments, suggestions, or criticisms you might have. Thanks. You can contact me by clicking here.

Nova Southeastern University Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium

Adaptation “Staying ahead of legal issues arising in the new digital age” Second Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium Shepard Broad Law Center – Davie, Florida Co-Sponsored by the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Saturday, March 28, 2009 For more information. . . .

Hollywood Labor Roundup

Looking for a recap of some recent Hollywood Labor issues? Check out Jonathan Handel’s post on The Huffington Post. Jonathan Handel is an entertainment attorney at TroyGould in Los Angeles. His law practice focuses on digital media, traditional entertainment, and technology. Handel is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and is a … Continue reading

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference This Saturday

Saturday (March 7th) in Cambridge, Mass. Check out the particulars here.

Is A-rod a fair target?

Consider this article by journalist Evan Weiner. Weiner believes that the hype around “[t]he whole Alex Rodriguez situation is a dog and pony show with little journalistic integrity.” Weiner also comments on a 2008 Time Magazine interview in which Sylvester Stallone admits the use of HGH.

NBA economics

As a follow-up to my The Sport’s Economist post, Bill Simmons calls the NBA the “No Benjamins Association“: You might remember me writing that the NBA was the No Balls Association two years ago. Now it’s the No Benjamins Association. Nobody is rolling in Benjamins anymore. Everyone is scared. Money hangs over everything. Simmons, like … Continue reading

Delay in Bond’s Perjury Trial…

Read all about it in Professor Michael McCann’s most recent article.

Professional Responsibility in Sports

An attorney practices sports law, primarily representing professional women’s basketball players in contract negotiations and other kinds of civil matters.  The attorney also serves as a sports agent for a number of clients, taking steps to advance their careers in every way possible, such as team placement, public relations, product sponsorship, and the like.  The … Continue reading