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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Does Honoring Paterno Leave Penn State Liable?

Since more horrifying details of the events that occurred at Penn State under Joe Paterno’s watch have come out, it seems baffling that the university would go on with honoring him in this weekend’s game. This past March, a judge ruled that any allegations that occurred between 1992-1999 were not covered by the insurance policies…

13 Year-Old Paralyzed By Tackle, Hits Back In Court

During a pee-wee football game, on November 6, 2011, thirteen year-old Donnovan Hill tackled the opposing team’s ball carrier. Immediately following contact, Hill’s body went limp. The doctors who treated Donnovan said he suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury which paralyzed him from the neck down. A video of the play shows Donnovan lower his…

Taking A Knee

The latest controversy in sports is the decision of some players to kneel instead of stand during the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick led the way when he decided not to stand for the anthem. He did not want to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”…

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…