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Blackballed: A Colin Kaepernick Story

By: Jeremy Skinner, Managing Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Was Colin Kaepernick blackballed from joining a National Football League “NFL” team? That is what one Court will find out. Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers starting QB, initially filed a grievance against the NFL claiming that the owners “conspired […]

#TIMESUP YouTube

By: Elina Rojas, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

With the ever growing expansion of YouTube celebrities and influencers comes a dark side: sexual misconduct.  Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term for actions that are sexual in nature and are conducted without consent. Typically, sexual misconduct involves situations where power dynamics in […]

Betting and Sports Go Hand in Hand

By: Yesenia Alfonso, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

As of right now, Nevada is one of the only states to have legalized betting on sports. The Supreme Court is reviewing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PAPSA”).

When the PAPSA came into effect, many Americans were against sports betting. As time has […]

Spotify: The Music Industry’s Latest Adversary

By: Adriana Obeso, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Those who are involved in the music industry should be wary of entering into royalty agreements with Spotify, the music streaming company.  As of late, Spotify has earned a reputation for failing to pay artists mechanical royalties they are owed. Mechanical royalties can be […]

Passing Joints v. Completing Passes — Will Drug-Testing Policies Change In Professional Sports?

By: Rosie Gil, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Should athletes get a slap on the wrist for marijuana use or should sports organizations put a tighter grip on their athletes?

            Laws have changed since the beginning of professional sports. As we all know, California was the first state to allow the use […]

I Know What You Did Last Weekend: Social Media And How It Affects The Lives Of Student-Athletes

By: Rosie Gil, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Homecoming week just ended and you helped your team beat your district rivals in your home field. The team’s captain decided to throw a huge party after you scored the winning touchdown. Most of the city shows up, it gets out of hand, alcohol […]

Did President Donald Trump Cross the Line of Freedom of Speech?

By: Nathacha Bien-Aime, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives individuals the right to freedom of speech and freedom of expression. However, there is a thin line between the freedom of speech and breaking a federal law when you are a member of Congress or […]

Can NFL Players be Forced to Stand for the National Anthem?

By: Akia Espinoza, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On Friday, September 22, President Donald Trump attended an Alabama rally in which he criticized NFL players for taking a knee during the National Anthem and suggested that NFL owners respond by firing those football players. However, in an unprecedented move, every NFL […]

One Step Forward, and Now Limbo: Will College Athletes Start to Get Paid?

By: Victor Gabuardi, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

As the years go on, the issue regarding college athletes being paid keeps growing more complex but solutions may be coming soon. It is estimated that the NCAA will generate around $12 billion and not a single dollar will be directly contributed towards a […]

October 24th, 2016|Blog, Sports and Entertainment Law|0 Comments

Whose word is valued more: a victim of sexual assault, or the star athlete of a college football team?

By: Elizabeth Irazabal, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Over several decades, sports have become a central aspect of everyday life. Whether you are watching sports on television, or even actively participating in games, sports touch the lives of almost every individual. College sports and athletes have risen up in popularity alongside their professional […]

October 19th, 2016|Blog, Sports and Entertainment Law, Trending|0 Comments