Former USC Kicker’s Title IX Suspension Injunction is No Good

Matt Boermeester kicked the game-winning field goal for USC in the 2016-17 Rose Bowl against Penn State. Less than a month later, he was kicked off the football team and suspended from the university after an alleged altercation between him and his girlfriend was reported. According to the report, two USC students witnessed Boermeester place…

NFL Irreparably Harms Their Case

We have seen this before, the NFL and the NFL Player’s Association (NFLPA) in a legal battle over a punishment handed down by the league against a player. Last time it was over alleged deflated footballs (Deflategate); this time, it is over allegations of domestic violence against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot. The NFL…

Golden Standard of Negligence

On September 1st, a civil case was filed against the University of Notre Dame by former football player Douglas Randolph. The suit names the University, ABC Hospital, ABC Health Services, Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, head football athletic trainer Rob Hunt, and various other doctors as defendants. Within the suit, Randolph alleges that…

Lane Johnson Denied Access to Documents

Philadelphia Eagles starting Guard, Lane Johnson, posted a heartfelt letter on the Players Tribune this past Wednesday, August 23rd. Johnson reflected on last season’s suspension and said, “this situation has lit a fire under my ass.” For those not aware, Johnson was suspended for ten games in the 2016-2017 season after testing positive for a…

Maine Legalizes (and Regulates) Daily Fantasy Sports

Good news for all fantasy sports participants in the Northeast. Maine has become the fifteenth state to legalize daily fantasy sports betting, joining New Hampshire, Vermont, and Delaware who all have legalized it since June. The spokesperson for DraftKings and FanDuel said, “Maine is now the 15th state to adopt a regulatory framework to protect the…

Financial Advisor Set to Pay for Defrauding Professional Athletes

Blazer pays $1.9 million to end charges of defrauding clients, including some professional athletes. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had filed a complaint alleging that, between 2010-2012, Louis Martin “Marty” Blazer III embezzled funds from five clients, including at least two professional athletes, and then replaced the funds by using a “Ponzi-like scheme.” They…

A Different Court for Harden

On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, Houston Rockets star James Harden filed a response to the allegations, by Moses Malone Jr., that Harden orchestrated a robbery of Malone last June 2016. Malone Jr. claims he was attacked last June because of the criticism he posted on Facebook about Harden charging kids for his basketball camp. Four…

False Accusation Costs Brantley Millions

Cleveland Brown’s rookie, and former Florida Gator, Caleb Brantley’s battery charge has been dismissed. On April 13, in Gainesville, Florida, Brantley was accused of punching a women in the face after he was shoved by her. However, a security guard from that night has since given a sworn affidavit that Brantley was hit in the…

Potential Tax Revenue If Betting on March Madness Was Legal

It is that time of the year again, March Madness. March Madness is one of the most widely gambled events in the United States, just think about all the people who fill out a bracket even if they have never watched a college basketball game all year. Stats published by American Gaming Association (AGA) show…

Michael Floyd May Serve Prison Time for DUI

Michael Floyd was arrested last week for driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona. At the time of arrest he was a starting Wide Receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, but since has been waived and picked up by the New England Patriots. Recently, his Blood-Alcohol level (BAC) at the time of arrest has been reported as…

Merger of DraftKings & FanDuel Unlikely to Survive

Now that DraftKings and FanDuel have announced their merger intentions I am going to tell you why it is likely to be blocked. Under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, antitrust regulators from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission now have the opportunity to review the merger and its effect on…

ND: 1, ESPN: 0

In September of 2014, investigative reporter Paula Lavigne of ESPN requested incident reports involving 275 Notre Dame athletes. In these public records requests, Lavigne attempted to gain access to any incident reports from the Notre Dame Security Police Department (NDSP) in which the student-athletes were named as a victim, suspect, witness, or reporting party. In…