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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Catching Up With Sports Law Links
Here are some recent sports law issues of note:
* Royce White has been suspended by the Houston Rockets. White, an NBA rookie who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder and an associated fear of flying, has been unable to report to the Rockets this season. The team suspended him last week after he refused to report to the team's D League team. I have an article coming out in the Pepperdine Law Review titled "Do You Believe He Can Fly? Royce White and Reasonable Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act" on this topic, which has also been discussed by Tom Ziller of SB Nation and Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, among others.
* Legal Impact of RGIII's injury. Benjamin Haynes of Sport in the Law explores the potential legal impact of the Redskins playing Robert Griffin III when he was clearly hurt. Griffin now faces major knee surgery.
* Value of team domain names in for a change? Darren Heitner of Forbes looks at why league alternatives to .COM domain extension -- like .BASEBALL -- may mean no longer as essential for teams to own their Internet names on .COM (e.g., cowboys.com is not owned by the Dallas Cowboys or NFL).
* Jeffrey Standen on Corbett v. NCAA. Jeffrey Standen, who runs The Sports Law Professor and has written for our blog, has an op-ed on CNN.com titled Pennslyvania's Lawsuit against the NCAA is absurd.
* The Top 10 Sports Law Matters in 2012. Kenneth Shropshire, special counsel to Duane Morris and professor/head of the sports business program at Wharton, looks at the top 10 sports law matters in 2012 for Duane Morris's blog.
* Why did the NHL lockout last so long? Sports Law Blog writer and Fordham sports law professor Mark Conrad has some thoughts on that for The Christian Science Monitor.
* Paying College Players would mean payroll taxes for colleges. This point is noted by Duke Law Professor Paul Haagen in the Toronto Star.
* As always, check out The Sports Agent Blog and Connecticut Sports Law. These are two excellent sports law blogs. They are run by Darren Heitner and Dan Fitzgerald, respectively, and both do a great job.