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

How The NFL Built A 25 Million Person Hispanic Fan Base

When it comes to assessing market trends and identifying growing contingencies of potential fans, the NFL is on top of its game.  From September 15 through October 15, the NFL will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month by engaging in league-wide and team-sponsored initiatives focused upon the Hispanic community. The month-long celebration comes in the wake of significant research depicting the fast and significant growth of the … Continue reading How The NFL Built A 25 Million Person Hispanic Fan Base

Why Was Ndamukong Suh’s Contract Restructured? A Legal Look At His Fine Appeal

Since 2010, Ndamukong Suh has been building a reputation for his brand of football in the NFL.  Unfortunately, it’s a reputation that has proven costly to Suh.  Most recently, Suh was fined $100,000 by the NFL for an illegal block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan in the Detroit Lions’ regular season opener.  The fine marks the highest fine imposed by the NFL against any … Continue reading Why Was Ndamukong Suh’s Contract Restructured? A Legal Look At His Fine Appeal

Ben Utecht’s Arbitration Hearing And Its Impact On NFL Concussion Litigation

By:  Jared Berman, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @RealSportsNLaw) Last month, I interviewed attorney Paul Anderson about the lawsuit against the NFL by players who suffered concussions on the field. However, one issue which did not come up, was the liability of individual NFL franchises to players for concussions. As time has told, however, it looks as if they are under fire as well. Ben Utecht, … Continue reading Ben Utecht’s Arbitration Hearing And Its Impact On NFL Concussion Litigation

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