The WB’s “This Week in SportsLaw” previews the week to come in the sports legal world. Here is what is going on this week:
Major League Baseball Arbitration Hearing Begin: MLB’s salary arbitration hearings begin today and run through February 21st. There are still 19 players that have not settled with their respective teams (14 went to arbitration last year). Expect there to be more settlements in the coming days as the pressure of the hearing will force both sides to lower settlement demands.
FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Debuts Tuesday: The premiere episode of the widely anticipated television series about the O.J. Simpson trial (and, of course, The White Bronco) debuts this week. The show has a star-studded cast and has received excellent reviews thus far (94 tomatoes). The TV series is based off of Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life, The People v. O.J. Simpson.” The book itself is an excellent read and I highly recommend reading along with the TV show. Here is a “First Look” video of the show:
College Football National Signing Day: Wednesday is CFB’s annual “irrational-fans-angrily-tweet-high-schoolers-day” (aka National Signing Day). In a new twist this year, the University of Michigan is hosting Signing of the Stars featuring Derek Jeter, Tom Brady, and Rick Flair (WOOO!). NSD always contains at least one controversy; so expect fireworks on Wednesday.