The Sports Law Professor Blog is dedicated to the complete integration of sports and law. Jeffrey Standen, author of the blog, is a professor of law at Willamette University where he teaches Sports Law, among other courses. He uses this blog to try to bring some of the ideas of legal scholarship to bear on sports issues.
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New York Giants' wide receiver Plaxico Burress got himself shot yesterday and got himself arrested today. The shooting was accidental; nothing that happens after this will be. Burress has been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a firearm. Under his new contract with the Giants, he...
The NBA and its players appear unable to reach an agreement on the terms and conditions of labor. A number of proposals have been rejected. From available reports, the primary difference appears to center around the division of income. I suspect, however, that the division of income forms only...
Although details remain undisclosed, it appears the new NFL/NFLPA collective bargaining agreement will contain a substantial limitation on the terms of rookie salaries, especially at the top of the draft. This development is troublesome to me, but to others seems to be a point of celebration. I...
I enjoyed the chance the other day to speak with a magazine writer about the impending NBA lockout. Time permitting, I'm happy to oblige. In our conversation we reviewed the basic issues in the NBA labor-management discussions and their likelihood of resolution. But what troubled me was his last...
Nobody's very happy about the indictments over online poker. I was a guest this morning on NPR's "On Point" program, hosted by Tom Ashbrook. I repeated the same themes about "state-by-state" regulation. I think we look in vain for a single, national resolution to this issue.Here's Tom's website....
Yesterday I did a podcast with Chad Millman of ESPN. You can listen to the conversation here. (It's also available on itunes.) We talked about the indictment of the officers of three of the major online poker operators, including Full Tilt and Poker Stars. Basically I try to make the point...
The coverage on the impending NFL labor battle sounds a single theme. The story goes something like this: that if only these greedy and dumb billionaires (the owners) and greedy and dumb millionaires (the players) acted reasonably (in other words, if only they were as generous and smart as the...
Here are some of my favorite things from the past year. I'll try to add a word or two of constructive criticism along with my praise, just in the hope of making these favorites even better the next time the sun orbits the earth.1. The Best Sports Law Blog of 2010This was a tough one, as obviously...
The sports law world is abuzz with the revelation that baseball super-agent Scott Boras provided very large loans to young baseball players in the Dominican Republic. It turns out other groups of American investors, allied with other player agents, are also making a business out of investing in...
I had the pleasure of participating in a podcast program with Chad Millman of ESPN. The podcast is here, if you want to listen or download. We talked about the current state of the law with respect to sports betting and about the prospects for legalization.One point I tried to get across was...