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The current model of major college football is morally bankrupt

Plantation college football

As the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers decide the FBS national championship at Levi’s Stadium tonight, there’s no getting around the fact that the status quo of the industry they are engaged in is paramount to racism and slavery.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (sports law edition)

Twas the night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land
Cases had been argued, seeking remand;
The sports leagues were busy, all driven by greed,
In hopes that their coffers would greatly exceed;

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“If I only had a brain”

If I Only Had A Brain

Brain injury litigation update: NFL ‘Goes for a Strike’ on ‘Generally Consistent’ Concussion Settlement Claims; Co-Lead Counsel Counters by Easley and Finnerty may blow wide open the ‘dam’ that Ploetz ‘cracked’ by  NFL Attempts to Rewrite Hernandez Lawsuit to Shirk Liability by   

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Easley and Finnerty may blow wide open the ‘dam’ that Ploetz ‘cracked’

Dam of concussion lawsuits NCAA

The legacy of Ploetz v. NCAA is playing out in two similar trials, both with very similar claims. If as successful as Ploetz was, the consequences for the NCAA along with its member conferences/institutions could be serious.

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Ploetz v. NCAA

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Alston v. NCAA

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Why are we still treating college athletes as less than human?

Dred Scott Reflection

In 1857, the Supreme Court of the United States of America acted as the mouthpiece of a society which clammored for the reinforcement of economic traditions along with class and race barriers. In 2018, the NCAA fills much of the same role in its adjudication of similar duties. With the convictions of Christian Dawkins, James Gatto and Merl Code Jr. on the charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud in a Manhattan federal court in late October

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First Look at the Tentative NHL Concussion Settlement

War and Peace

This is going to take two installments.  Here’s the first one. Also on today’s docket– revisits an 1857 Supreme Court decision. In response to yet another useless, tweet of BAP statistics, Sheilla wrote an open letter to Chris Seeger as shown below:

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NCAA Amateurism Struggle Reminiscent of 1890’s Pullman Railroad Labor Struggle

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