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On September 22, 2014 By Samara Shepherd September 22, 2014
The NFL is constantly under scrutiny. This time it is the players’ treatment of family members—rather than the league’s treatment of players—attracting unwanted attention. In the wake of separate scandals involving Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, the NFL has had to determine the appropriate punishment for players’ actions off [...]Continue Reading →
On October 25, 2011 By Charles Michels October 24, 2011
…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 [...]Continue Reading →
On March 19, 2011 By Andrew Harline March 18, 2011
On March 16, 2011 By Meredith Lawrence March 15, 2011
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On March 4, 2011 By Edwin Chadwick March 3, 2011
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On October 18, 2010 By Ryan Sawyer October 15, 2010
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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On September 7, 2009 By Rachel Purcell July 22, 2010
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On November 21, 2008 By JETLaw November 21, 2008
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On November 12, 2008 By JETLaw November 12, 2008
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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