This Week (2/22) in Sportslaw: Erin Andrews’ Trial Begins, The NFL Combine, and Deflategate Judges.

Erin Andrews

Each Monday The White Bronco’s “This Week in SportsLaw” previews the week to come in the sports legal world. Here is what is going on this week: Erin Andrews Trial: Fox Sports personality Erin Andrews’ civil lawsuit seeking $75M in damages from the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University begins today in Tennessee state court. The lawsuit alleges that the hotel negligently … [Read more...]

The NFL and Domestic Violence: All Talk, No Walk

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he NFL has a very public problem with domestic violence. In an attempt to combat this issue, the League has recently devoted some of its ample resources to putting in place a domestic violence policy governing the conduct of its players and hiring new employees to focus on domestic violence. You may have also seen public service announcements (PSAs) during the previous two … [Read more...]

Predicting MLB’s Suspensions in the Recent Domestic Violence Cases of Jose Reyes, Yasiel Puig, and Aroldis Chapman

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During a 26-day span late this year, three current MLB players have allegedly been involved in domestic violence incidents: October 31: Colorado Rockies infielder Jose Reyes was arrested in Hawaii on charges that he assaulted his wife. October 31: Los Angeles Dodgers Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman allegedly choked his girlfriend and shot his gun off while … [Read more...]