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Sports Law News for the Week Ending January 7th

By Bennett Liebman

NFLPA plans to investigate Antonio Brown's claims against Buccaneers

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2022/01/06/nflpa-plans-investigate-antonio-brown-claims-against-buccaneers-bruce-arians/9115383002/

Bad ankle? Not enough targets? Antonio Brown's exit with Bucs no less confusing

https://theathletic.com/3055452/2022/01/06/bad-ankle-not-enough-targets-antonio-browns-exit-with-bucs-no-less-confusing/

Jalen Hurts FedEx Field Railing Incident Negligence Lawsuit Risk WFT

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/jalen-hurts-fedex-1234657663/

College Athletes Employee Case FLSA Certified for Appellate Review

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/college-athletes-employee-case-1234657539/

MLB Lockout Covid-19 Jon Gruden Roger Goodell NFL Supreme Court NLRB

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/mlb-lockout-1234650868/

College Sports' Evolution: Learfield CRO Says Opportunities Abound

https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2022/college-sports-evolution-learfield-1234657618/

DC trademark attorney on challenge of keeping new Washington Football Team name a secret

https://wjla.com/sports/washington-football-team/the-challenge-of-keeping-the-new-washington-football-team-name-a-secret-admirals-red-hogs-redskins

Washington NFL Team Punts on RedWolves Citing Trademark Issues

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/washington-nfl-team-punts-on-redwolves-citing-trademark-issues

The National Labor Relations Board Is Finally Doing Its Job

https://newrepublic.com/article/164800/jennifer-abruzzo-nlrb-enforce-biden-union-agenda

Transfer portal, NIL legislation creating "chaos" in college football

https://www.denverpost.com/2022/01/06/brenden-rice-rick-george-cu-buffs-transfer-portal-nil-ncaa/

A Review of the 2021 Legal ‎Developments

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/from-student-athletes-to-players-a-6189761/

Christine Grant Fought for Equity for Female Athletes

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/sports/christine-grant-title-ix.html

Maine To Consider NIL Law And Classifying College Athletes As Employees

https://abovethelaw.com/2022/01/maine-to-consider-nil-law-and-classifying-college-athletes-as-employees/

Lack of clear NCAA rules creates confusion around NIL

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2022/01/04/lack-clear-ncaa-rules-creates-confusion-around-nil

After Chaotic 2021, NCAA Faces Reckoning On Athlete Rights

https://www.law360.com/employment-authority/articles/1446564/after-chaotic-2021-ncaa-faces-reckoning-on-athlete-rights

Georgia swimming and diving coach Jack Bauerle suspended by NCAA

https://www.redandblack.com/sports/georgia-swimming-and-diving-coach-jack-bauerle-suspended-by-ncaa/article_04bb46dc-8557-11e4-a4f5-6baa679c011b.html

Women's Athletes Are Big Winners In College Sports' 2021 NIL Reform

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcedelman/2022/01/01/womens-college-athletes-are-big-winners-in-2021-nil-reform/?sh=78ff49a1de55

Eric Reid, Colin Kaepernick united in legal battle against NFL

https://theundefeated.com/features/eric-reid-colin-kaepernick-united-in-legal-battle-against-nfl/

NFL Says Cowboys Player Can't Fight Drug-Test Suspension

https://www.law360.com/employment-authority/articles/1452433/nfl-says-cowboys-player-can-t-fight-drug-test-suspension

The Jets And Giants Don't Play In New York... And Someone's Suing Over It

https://abovethelaw.com/2022/01/the-jets-and-giants-dont-play-in-new-york-and-someones-suing-over-it/

NFL teams face fines for asking draft prospects about sexuality and parents

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/05/nfl-teams-face-fines-for-asking-draft-prospects-about-sexuality-and-parents

Novak Djokovic's visa canceled, star player denied entry into Australia

https://theathletic.com/news/novak-djokovics-visa-canceled-star-player-denied-entry-into-australia-over-vaccine-exemption/Ys0t7xEHvebx/

Australian Open 2022: A Case Study On Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates At International Sporting Events

https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/item/can-athletes-successfully-challenge-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-a-case-study-from-the-australian-open-2022

Understanding Novak Djokovic

https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/01/06/behind-the-scenes-understanding-novak-djokovic/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Soccer Star Learns Lesson In 1L Contracts

https://abovethelaw.com/2021/12/soccer-star-learns-lesson-in-1l-contracts/

A note to our subscribers from the founders of The Athletic

https://theathletic.com/3055821/2022/01/06/a-note-to-our-subscribers-from-the-founders-of-the-athletic/?source=twitterhq


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