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…and then the NFL has to go and suspend Cincinnati Bengals running-back Cedric Benson. Now, Benson is no saint (and for that matter he is not a member of the New Orleans Saints), having been arrested four times in the past 3 years-twice for boating under the influence and twice for assault-but, due [...]

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At the onset of the current NFL lockout, I am rooting for the players. The details of the lockout make the NFL players look like oppressed blue-collar workers, and makes the NFL owners look like Uncle Scrooge. But I am worried.

In anticipation of the lockout, the National [...]

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This past Friday, football fans throughout the country heard the news most have been dreading for the past several months. Unable to come to an agreement regarding labor issues, the NFL Players Association and NFL owners broke off negotiations hours before their contract expired. First, the Players Association decertified. Then, ten players filed an antitrust [...]

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As the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the National Football League (NFL) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) expires today and the two sides continue to maneuver in anticipation of a lockout, the owners now will likely have to go to the mattresses with a slightly smaller war chest. And by slightly, I [...]

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The 2010-11 National Football League (NFL) season began with a powerful sign of solidarity. Prior to the opening kickoff, members of the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings raised a hand in the air and pointed their index fingers towards the sky. The message to the owners, and to the millions of fans [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 7, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Google and NSA team up to fight cyberattacks.

Scientists discover energy teleportation.

Seventh Circuit upholds prison ban on Dungeons & Dragons against First and Fourteenth Amendment challenge.

Australian copyright holders lose ability to compel ISP assistance. Meanwhile, new Aussie [...]

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The NFL Player’s Association (NFLPA) is currently under federal investigation for allegedly holding secret meetings with NFL owners to discuss the future of the collective bargaining agreement. Confirmation of these investigations came after Mary Moran, the Director of Human Resources for the NFLPA, who is on forced administrative leave, filed a lawsuit claiming [...]

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Fantasy Sports Litigation: A Very Real Race to the Courthouse

On November 21, 2008 By JETLaw

In October 2007 the Eighth Circuit ruled that a fantasy baseball company has the First Amendment right to use baseball players’ names and statistics. This decision allowed the fantasy baseball company to use the players’ information without a license and without compensating the players. The court determined that although the [...]

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Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King recently wrote an interesting piece posing his thoughts on the future of the National Football League (NFL) in the context of labor negotiations. The current form of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will govern league relations until 2011. However, if a new agreement is not reached [...]

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