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Sunday, April 25, 2010
Catching up with Links
Here are some commentaries that I've been meaning to blog about over the last week and today found time to do so:
* Over on Mergers and Acquisitions Law Prof Blog, Boston College Law Professor Brian JM Quinn has a terrific post on Stan Kroenke's bid to purchase the St. Louis Rams, a bid complicated by NFL rules that prevent cross-ownership across leagues and by attempts to buy the Arensal Football Club, which Kroenke partly owns. This is a great post on the role of corporate law in pro sports.
* Sports lawyer Jay Reisinger, who has represented Sammy Sosa, Andy Pettitte, and many other athletes, argues in his new post, "Goodell's Folly", that commissioner Roger Goodell abused his powers as commissioner in suspending Ben Roethlisberger, who was not charged with a crime. Marc blogged about this topic last week.
* Sports lawyer Howard Jacobs, who has represented Floyd Landis among other athletes, has a new blog, Howard Jacobs Athletes Lawyer Blog, with some terrific first posts, including a two-part series on improving the NFL's drug testing program.
* A reminder that this Wednesday, the Sports Lawyers Association and Sullivan and Worcester will be hosting what should be an outstanding panel on American Needle v. NFL and a sports law networking event. I look forward to being a panelist with ESPN's Wendi Nix, former New England Patriots general counsel Jack Mula, Boston attorney Ryan Marth, and Ed Weiss of New England Sports VEntures. As mentioned, in addition to the panel, there will also be a networking event. If you're in the Boston area, I hope you have a chance to attend.
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