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In the aftermath of Super Bowl XLIX, fans, pundits, and social media commentators have been abuzz about the miraculous end zone interception that guaranteed the New England Patriots their fourth Lombardi trophy over defending champions, the Seattle Seahawks. While the game and the extraordinary interception will go down in gridiron history, it was the events [...]

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In 1953, Ernest Nemeth, a football player at the University of Denver, sought workers’ compensation after suffering a back injury while playing football. In a 6-1 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court held that Nemeth was “employed” by the university to play football and was therefore entitled to weekly payments of $11.87 under [...]

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