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Tarnished Twenty

Inside Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus' Fight To Reclaim His Name

By Michael DeRienzo, Esq.

A few athletes are so dominant they become synonymous with the sport they play. What Michael Jordan is to basketball and Wayne Gretzky is to hockey, the name Jack Nicklaus is to golf. But what about the man behind the name? Can he live outside the world of golf, or…

'Slap Fighting' Is Now Legal

By Richard Dahl

In boxing, a fighter with a "good chin" is one who can endure repeated blows to the head without falling to the canvas. But the best boxers, like Muhammed Ali, are those with a more refined skill: Knowing how to avoid those blows. In all combat sports,…

LSU Bar Fight: Players Lawyer Up, Delay Police Interviews

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq.

In response to a police investigation into Friday's LSU bar fight, Louisiana State football players Jordon Jefferson, Chris Davenport, Josh Johns, and Jarvis Landry have hired an attorney, postponing police interviews until after they have conferred with counsel.

What Do Lori Loughlin, Tiger Woods, Robert Kraft, and Dennis Rodman Have in Common? A Busy Week in Sports Law!

By Christopher Coble, Esq.

Tabloids love to point out that celebrities are just like us, and that is especially true when it comes to legal issues. On the one hand, you could argue that the rich and famous have the money and power to get out of legal jams that would bury the rest of us. On the other hand, celebrities often have a legal target on their backs us anonymous folks may not.

It's Not 'Assault' if You Run Onto an NFL Field and Get Tackled

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Don't expect the law to support you if you do something stupid. At least that's the lesson NFL linebacker Bobby Wagner will have taught a protester during Week 4's Monday Night Football game between the Rams and the 49ers at Levi's Stadium in San Francisco. In one of the better hits of the night, Wagner tackled the protester as he raced across the field holding a pink smoke bomb. The protester responded by filing a police report claiming Wagner assaulted him. This is America, after all. But America notwithstanding, this assault claim shouldn't fly.

Is the PGA Golf Tour a Monopoly?

By Richard Dahl

The Professional Golf Association (PGA) has ruled pro golf's roost for more than a century. But that status is now endangered. A wealthy rival, backed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, has emerged and is luring away some of the PGA Tour's top talent. The new challenger is LIV Golf, which has held its first three Invitational Series tournaments this year with payouts that are significantly higher than those of the PGA Tour. In addition, LIV is offering upfront payments and appearance fees to some of the PGA Tour's top talent, including Phil Mickelson, who reportedly received $200 million.

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