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

How NFL Draft Picks Affect An NFL Team’s Salary Cap

As the names of young men are called from the podium on the Radio City Music Hall stage tonight, draft experts and team’s front offices will consider how their picks will impact their team’s salary cap.  The 2013 NFL salary cap is set at $123 million.  The rookies a team drafts and subsequently signs to a contract will have salaries that will be counted under … Continue reading How NFL Draft Picks Affect An NFL Team’s Salary Cap

NFL Injury Report: Rob Ninkovich’s Hip Injury

Each week, RulingSports.com will analyze one NFL player’s injury.  Sports Medicine doctor, Dr. Mandy Huggins (Twitter:  @HugginsMD), will provide medical analysis of the injury.  Alicia Jessop will then break down some of the contract ramifications of the injury. Dr. Mandy Huggins’ Medical Analysis New England’s Rob Ninkovich made Patriots fans worry last Sunday when he left the game with a hip injury. He had to … Continue reading NFL Injury Report: Rob Ninkovich’s Hip Injury

The Logic Behind Paul Tagliabue’s Saints Ruling

Nearly nine months after the NFL announced it had evidence demonstrating that the New Orleans Saints engaged in a pay-for-play program, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the suspensions of four players allegedly involved in the program.  In making his determination, Tagliabue acknowledged that three of the four players engaged in “conduct detrimental to the league” and that current NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could have punished this … Continue reading The Logic Behind Paul Tagliabue’s Saints Ruling

Reducing Off-Season Arrests of NFL Players

It is no secret that the off-season arrest of its players is an issue facing the NFL.  The most recent player arrest came on August 11, 2012 when Chad Johnson was arrested in Florida in a domestic battery case.  Earlier in the summer, former Detroit Lions player Aaron Berry was arrested for a second time during the NFL off-season on handgun charges.  While their cases … Continue reading Reducing Off-Season Arrests of NFL Players

Why Do 8 Top-Rookie NFL Prospects Still Not Have Signed Contracts?

By:  Danielle Blanchard, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  Elle087) Under the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), NFL rookies and their agents may not negotiate things such as escalators like they could in the past. The new face of the NFL rookie contract is very standard; the financial terms are virtually locked in, and there is very little left to negotiation.   All that remains to negotiate is … Continue reading Why Do 8 Top-Rookie NFL Prospects Still Not Have Signed Contracts?

Will Roger Goodell’s Motion To Dismiss Jonathan Vilma’s Lawsuit Be Granted?

In May, suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma sued NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for defamation as a result of statement made by Goodell in the course of the NFL’s investigation into the Saints’ alleged bounty program.  In Louisiana, defamation is “the malicious publication or expression … of anything which tends to expose any person to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or to deprive him of … Continue reading Will Roger Goodell’s Motion To Dismiss Jonathan Vilma’s Lawsuit Be Granted?