NFL Penalizes Player for Kneeling in Muslim Prayer.

Last week FIBA would not allow the Qatari Women’s Basketball team to compete at the Asian Games if they wore their traditional religious head scarves.  During a Monday Night Football game, the NFL penalized a Muslim player who knelt in prayer after scoring a touchdown.  Sports, which has traditionally taken a leadership role on social issues […]

After Shareholder Vote, FedEx Will Continue Its Sponsorship of the Washington NFL Franchise.

FedEx has rejected a proposal from the Oneida Indian tribe to “drop or distance” the company from the NFL franchise in Washington, whose stadium, FedExField, it sponsors, until its ownership agrees to change the name of the mascot. The proposal was led by the Oneida Trust of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, together […]

Charlie Weis Fired As Coach of Kansas Football Team – Why Termination Clauses are Vital in Coaching Contracts.

The first college football coach to be fired comes early this year as the Kansas Jayhawks announced it will be releasing its head coach, Charlie Weis, from his official duties just four games into the season. Coach Weis posted a 6-22 career record with the Jayhawks, including a 1-18 record in Big 12 play. The […]

Charlie Weis: Being Paid Not To Coach – by Two Different Universities.

The first college football coach to be fired in 2014 comes early this year as Kansas fired its head coach, Charlie Weis, just four games into the season. Coach Weis posted a 6-22 career record with the Kansas Jayhawks, including a 1-18 record in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks posted two wins this season over […]

FIBA to the World “Diversity Shines Here” – Unless You Are a Woman

For those of you who are unaware, the 2014 Asian Games began this week in South Korea. The competition is the world’s second-largest multi-sport event, with about 9,500 athletes representing 45 countries. (Where’s ESPN?) But even before the Games began, members of the Qatari women’s basketball team were told by FIBA, the governing body of […]

When Its Absolutely, Positively the Right Thing To Do – Native Americans Boycott FedEx Because of Its Association with the Washington Football Team

The Osage Nation, an 18,500 member Native American tribe based out of Oklahoma, has initiated a boycott of FedEx since it owns the naming rights to the stadium where then Washington NFL football games are played. The Osage Nation has instructed its employees to not use FedEx when an alternative service is available until the […]

UPDATE: Antitrust Lawsuits Against the NCAA Regarding Scholarships Are Advancing Through Court.

A federal judge decided not to consolidate two cases alleging the NCAA’s previous ban on multiyear scholarships and limits on football scholarships are illegal. By way of background, as of 2012, the NCAA gives colleges and universities the option to offer multiyear scholarships to all athletes. This amended a previous rule instilled in 1973, which […]

What’s Good for the Goose, is also Good for the Gander. Should US Women’s Soccer Goalie, Hope Solo, Be Suspended from the National Team?

In June of this year, Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, was arrested on domestic violence charges stemming from an incident in which her 17-year-old nephew and half-sister sustained injuries. According to the police report, Ms. Solo was the primary aggressor and instigator of an assault at a family party […]

The NFL Hires Four Women to Help Draft League Policy on Domestic Abuse.

Even thought these concerns were prevalent in the NFL previously, the year of 2014 has brought to the forefront issues surrounding domestic violence and the abuse of children. With Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald and now Jonathan Dwyer all being arrested on various abuse charges, what is the NFL to do? Especially […]