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…

Minor League Baseball Player Sues Hospital for Fall in Draft

June 9th, 2016 marked the start of the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. Many high school and colleges players watched intently, hoping their names would be called for their chance at making the MLB. In the MLB, each pick has a predetermined monetary value attached to it. Each team has a different amount they can spend…

Minnesota Carpet Company Sues USOC Over Free Speech

Minnesota based carpet cleaning company, Zerorez, has filed a suit against the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) over its social media ban that was placed on companies that were not sponsors during the 2016 summer Olympics. Zerorez is seeking “a declaration that Zerorez and other businesses can engage in free speech on social media without infringing…

Getting in Bed with All the Wrong People

Kanye West released his much-anticipated “Famous” music video. In the video, Kanye portrayed celebrities such as Former President George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, Ray J, Chris Brown, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West, Bill Cosby, Amber Rose, and Caitlyn Jenner, naked laying in a bed next to himself. Obviously, these were not the…

What does an “en banc” hearing mean for Tom Brady?

Tom Brady and the NFLPA officially filed a petition for a rehearing “en banc”. This means that Tom Brady and his legal team are asking for the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to review his case. For the rehearing to be granted a majority of the 13 active judges on the…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Cheerleading Copyright Case

Between October 2016 and June 2017, the Supreme Court will decide if cheerleading uniforms can be protected under copyright law. Varsity, an athletic clothier, holds multiple copyright designs for cheerleading uniforms. In fact, Star attempted to enter the cheerleading uniform market in 2010 and was immediately sued for copyright infringement by Varsity. The appeals court…

Goodell’s Absolute Power

Yesterday, an arbitrator ruled in favor of the NFL against the Players Association to uphold the league’s personal conduct policy. The Personal Conduct Policy, which was implemented in 2014, affords commissioner Roger Goodell the power to place a player on the exempt list, or grant leave without pay. Prior to his ruling, the arbitrator encouraged…