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Sports News for the Week Ending February 4th

By Bennett Liebman


Complaint-against-National-Football-League

https://www.wigdorlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Complaint-against-National-Football-League-et-al-Filed.pdf


How likely is Brian Flores's lawsuit against the NFL to bring about systemic change?

https://www.si.com/nfl/2022/02/02/business-football-explaining-brian-flores-lawsuit


Brian Flores' NFL lawsuit - Can he prove systemic racism?

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/33201180/brian-flores-nfl-lawsuit-prove-systemic-racism-know-claims-sham-interviews-incentivizing-tanking-plus-next


NFL 'Rooney' Rule Creator Says Coach's Suit Exposes Hiring Flaws

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/nfl-rooney-rule-creator-says-coachs-suit-exposes-hiring-flaws


Doug Wigdor, Lawyer Suing the NFL for Racial Bias, Is No Stranger to Controversy

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-02/lawyer-suing-nfl-for-racial-bias-is-no-stranger-to-controversy


NFL Tanking Investigation Miami Dolphins Brian Flores Hue Jackson

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/nfl-tanking-1234659981/


Analysis: Brian Flores faces hurdles in NFL case but may create transparency in NFL hiring

https://theathletic.com/3106423/2022/02/02/analysis-brian-flores-faces-hurdles-in-nfl-case-but-may-create-transparency-in-nfl-hiring/?source=emp_shared_article


Noem signs law banning transgender athletes from female sports teams

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/592781-noem-signs-law-banning-transgender-athletes-from-girls-sports


Arizona Senate approves transgender sports bill

https://www.abqjournal.com/2466999/arizona-senate-approves-transgender-sports-bill.html


Horse Doping Drug Supplier Convicted

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/horse-doping-drug-supplier-convicted-manhattan-federal-court


Tom Brady's Lawyers Step In to Help 'Navigate' Post-NFL Career

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business-and-practice/tom-bradys-lawyers-step-in-to-help-navigate-post-nfl-career


NFL's Washington Commanders Name Jumpstarts Bid to Rebuild Brand

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/nfls-washington-commanders-name-jumpstarts-bid-to-rebuild-brand


Ex-Washington football employee alleges owner Daniel Snyder sexually harassed her

https://theathletic.com/news/ex-washington-football-employee-alleges-owner-daniel-snyder-sexually-harassed-her-at-a-work-dinner/COcdCCqXCqQP/


Boston Sports Network Exec Charged With Siphoning $500K

https://www.law360.com/massachusetts/articles/1461629/boston-sports-network-exec-charged-with-siphoning-500k


J.R. Smith NIL Pursuit to Be Led by Excel Sports

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/jr-smith-nil-1234659455/


Lack of detailed NIL rules challenges NCAA enforcement

https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/33173542/lack-detailed-nil-rules-challenges-ncaa-enforcement


Pitfalls Of Sports Federations Playing Judge, Jury & Executioner

https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/item/pitfalls-of-sports-federations-playing-judge-jury-executioner-a-review-of-turk-v-fim


Sarah Palin Trial Defamation New York Times Sports Media

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/sarah-palin-trial-1234659584/


United Steelworkers Affiliates With Pro Football Players Group

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/united-steelworkers-pro-football-group-1234659939/


Officials face questions about beating of 49ers fan at SoFi

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-02-03/growing-questions-why-apparent-beating-49ers-fan-sofi-stadium-secret-for-days


MLB lockout news: League requests federal mediator for negotiations

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2022/02/03/mlb-lockout-news-federal-mediator-negotiations/6656776001/


Blackhawks owner apologizes for response to Kyle Beach question

https://www.conductdetrimental.com/news/blackhawks-owner-apologizes-for-response-to-kyle-beach-question-at-town-hall-event


NCAA Concussion Settlement: Remy Served on Board of Monitoring Firm

https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2022/ncaa-concussion-settlement-1234659665/


At Beijing Olympics, Question of Free Speech Looms Over Athletes

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/03/world/asia/olympics-china-protests.html

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