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Sports Law News for the Week of December 25th

By Bennett Liebman

Why LeBron James seeks $1 million from courtside photographer in countersuit

https://theathletic.com/2279041/2020/12/22/lebron-james-photographer-lawsuit/

Report: Washington paid $1.6 million to settle a sexual misconduct accusation against Daniel Snyder

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/12/22/report-washington-paid-1-6-million-to-settle-a-sexual-misconduct-accusation-against-daniel-snyder/

SNYDER SEX MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS CLOUD SALE BY WASHINGTON LIMITED PARTNERS https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2020/dan-snyder-sexual-misconduct-allegation-1234618898/

NBA RETURNS WITH FANS IN SOME ARENAS AND REVENUE SHORTFALLS EVERYWHERE https://www.sportico.com/leagues/basketball/2020/nba-opens-season-revenue-shortfall-1234618855/

Santabarbara: It's time for legal mobile gambling

https://dailygazette.com/2020/12/22/santabarbara-its-time-for-legal-mobile-gambling/

Report: NHL looking to raise US$15m from 2020/21 helmet sponsors https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/nhl-helmet-sponsors-value-2020-21-season?utm_content=149856551&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-28330466

'It Doesn't Work': Critics of Russia's Doping Ban Blame the System https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/21/sports/olympics/russia-doping-wada-cas.html?referringSource=articleShare

KEYONTAE JOHNSON COLLAPSE AND MYOCARDITIS DIAGNOSIS SPARKS HEALTH AND LIABILITY CONCERN

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2020/keyontae-johnson-florida-1234619037/

Opinion: By handing drug enforcement to U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, can horse racing clean up its act? https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/dan-wolken/2020/12/22/horse-racing-serious-catching-cheaters-usada/4016180001/

Column: If Supreme Court rules against NCAA athlete compensation, the fight must not end, How might Supreme Court rule on NCAA athlete compensation? https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2020-12-20/supreme-court-ncaa-athletes-compensation

Supreme Court to Weigh in College Sports: The Intersection of Antitrust and "Amateurism" https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/supreme-court-to-weigh-in-college-13406/

Michigan Appeals Court decision in People v. Larry Nassar, COA 345699 PEOPLE OF MI V LAWRENCE GERARD NASSAR Opinion - Per Curiam - Unpublished 12/22/2020 http://publicdocs.courts.mi.gov/opinions/final/coa/20201222_c345699_88_345699.opn.pdf#search=%22Nassar%22

Joe Nocera: Supreme Court can end the college sports charade

https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2020/12/19/Joe-Nocera-Supreme-Court-can-end-the-college-sports-charade/stories/202012190007

USADA find three-time Olympic archer Ellison not at fault after positive doping test https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1102352/ellison-not-at-fault-for-positive-sample

HOW A NEW VISA POLICY COULD IMPACT US ONLINE SPORTS BETTING PAYMENTS https://www.legalsportsreport.com/46378/visa-us-sports-betting-online-payments/

Sun Yang's doping ban referred back to Cas after Chinese swimmer's appeal https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/dec/24/sun-yangs-doping-ban-referred-back-to-cas-after-chinese-swimmers-appeal

THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) CONFIRMS THE TWO-YEAR SUSPENSION IMPOSED ON BRAZILIAN JUDOKA RAFAELA SILVA

https://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/CAS_Media_Release_6764.pdf

COVID, legislation, lawsuits signal change in college sports

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/covid-legislation-lawsuits-signal-change-in-college-sports

Parents sue Illinois Gov. Pritzker over winter sports cancellation due to COVID https://news.yahoo.com/parents-sue-illinois-gov-pritzker-003000337.html

Athletes, doctors, former AGs file briefs opposing Idaho transgender sports law https://www.postregister.com/news/education/athletes-doctors-former-ags-file-briefs-opposing-idaho-transgender-sports-law/article_5806616d-65f4-5412-ac7d-94a607d4765c.html


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