Jerry Jones’ 1995 Risk Allows The Dallas Cowboys To Become Leaders In The Growing Women’s Sports Apparel Market

Risk taking is necessary for a business to grow.  For Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a risk that he took in 1995 has had a significant payoff in his team’s ability to enter into the growing business of women’s sports apparel. Seven years before Jones became the Cowboys’ owner, NFL owners voted to create the NFL Trust.  This resulted in each team transferring the exclusive … Continue reading Jerry Jones’ 1995 Risk Allows The Dallas Cowboys To Become Leaders In The Growing Women’s Sports Apparel Market

Inside The Legal Fight To Change The Washington Redskins’ Name

A battle of public opinion is being waged with respect to whether the Washington Redskins should change their name.  Members of the Oneida Indian Nation are airing ads in strategic NFL markets asking that the Redskins abandon their team name, which the group and other Native American groups alleges amounts to a racist slur.  In a halftime monologue during the October 13 Sunday Night Football … Continue reading Inside The Legal Fight To Change The Washington Redskins’ Name

Why The Raiders May Hold The Keys To The A’s Leaving Oakland

Earlier today, the NFL sent out a press release notifying members of the media that the October 6 San Diego Chargers versus Oakland Raiders game would be postponed by seven hours and begin at 11:35 p.m. ET.  Other than the obvious–that this move may make this week five match-up the latest game in NFL history–other implications possibly arise from this move by the NFL. As … Continue reading Why The Raiders May Hold The Keys To The A’s Leaving Oakland

A Look At The NFL Concussion Litigation: Q&A With Paul Anderson – Part 2

By:  Jared Berman, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @RealSportsNLaw) 4.  Assuming a player has suffered a concussion-type injury, how can it be determined that the injury occurred during the NFL? Rather than pee–wee, high school, or college football? The issue of causation will certainly be at the heart of the players’ case. Proving that the NFL’s wrongful conduct actually and proximately caused the players’ injuries will … Continue reading A Look At The NFL Concussion Litigation: Q&A With Paul Anderson – Part 2

A Look At The NFL Concussion Litigation: Q&A With Paul Anderson – Part 1

By:  Jared Berman, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  RealSportsNLaw) There have been a lot of changes to the NFL over the past few years regarding players’ safety. No longer can a team overload a formation to block a field goal or extra point, the kickoff was moved up five yards to the thirty-five yard line, and most recently the crown-of-helmet rule was enacted, which prohibits ball … Continue reading A Look At The NFL Concussion Litigation: Q&A With Paul Anderson – Part 1

What The Third Circuit’s Holding In Hart v. EA Sports Means To The O’Bannon And Keller Cases

By:  John Leppler, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @Lepp326) On May 21, 2013 the United States Appeals Court for the Third Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, reversed the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s holding in favor of Ryan Hart, a former Rutgers University football quarterback, who filed a lawsuit against Electronic Arts for violating his right of publicity. In bringing his right of publicity lawsuit, Hart … Continue reading What The Third Circuit’s Holding In Hart v. EA Sports Means To The O’Bannon And Keller Cases

The Impact Of A $3.1 Million Verdict Against Riddell On Future Football Concussion Litigation

Jurors in a small southern town in Colorado found that Riddell Helmets contributorily negligent in the head injuries a former Trinidad High School (CO) football sustained in 2008.  As a result of its verdict, the jury awarded damages in the amount of $11.5 million, of which Riddell is responsible for paying $3.1 million. The lawsuit arose after Rhett Ridolfi participated in a “Machine Gun Drill” … Continue reading The Impact Of A $3.1 Million Verdict Against Riddell On Future Football Concussion Litigation