Tag Archives: NFL

Eller v. Nat’l Football League Players Ass’n

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) did not improperly interfere with the rights of National Football League (NFL) retirees under the Restatement of Torts, when it exclusively negotiated with the NFL about retirement issues. The NFLPA approved a ten-year settlement agreement with the NFL concerning pension, retirement, and disability benefits without consulting retired NFL […]

NFLPA Reluctant to Test Players for HGH

By Jennifer Riso The Court of Arbitration of Sport recently ruled on the validity of human growth hormone (HGH) testing procedure. In deciding the appeal of Olympic cross-country skier Andrus Veerpalu, the court held that “procedural issues in the testing process invalidated any suspension levied” by the International Ski Federation. The National Football League Players […]

Game Time for Civil Rights: Gender & Age Discrimination in the Professional Sports Industry is on the Table Again

By Lorna Lunney Less than a month after a major $3 million dollar gender discrimination suit filed against the NBA, the issue is now at the forefront of the NFL with a case filed against Detroit Lions Inc..  Kimberly Doverspike, 49, filed a complaint on October 31 in the Wayne Circuit Court with claims of […]

When the Saints Go Smashing Heads, Coaches Get Suspended

In sports law news, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended by the National Football League for the entire 2012 football season. The punishment was meted out by the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on March 21 due to a controversial practice called a “bounty program” in which Payton would pay Saints players […]

WashPost: Are the Redskins Heading to Arbitration on Salary Cap Case?

Is the Washington Redskins salary cap case headed to arbitration? A person with knowledge of the case said there have been discussions about using an arbitration provision of the league’s collective bargaining agreement to challenge the penalty imposed by the NFL. The league took away $36 million in cap space over two years from the Redskins, and […]