NFL Running Back Adrian Peterson Appears in Texas Courtroom for Plea Hearing. No Plea Entered.

As I opened up my Sports Law class to the Graduate Students at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, last evening, one of my most inquisitive students spoke up, and in an evaporative manner asked, “Before we start professor, I need to ask you, how can Andrian Peterson plead not guilty, we all know […]

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 […]

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 […]