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The Tulane Law School Sports Law program provides students with the background necessary to understand and handle problems unique to the sports industry.

This was an extra busy week in the world of sports law.  Even though the Honey Badger may not care, here are some of the biggest stories in the world of sports law this week.

Concussions

PBS has more on the class action concussion lawsuit filed last week against the NCAA http://to.pbs.org/vLDBVZ 

Also, check out this PBS video on concussions in high school football http://to.pbs.org/icTBXx 

Yahoo has a thorough overview of NFL concussion lawsuits http://yhoo.it/vm0XS3 

Former NFL players file suit against NFL regarding concussions and negligent administration of painkillers.   http://nyti.ms/s4D91C 


Sports Broadcasting

The NFL could wind up generating close to $7 billion in national media revenue in 2014. http://bit.ly/vy0RQc and http://on.wsj.com/svnAzM 

WWE set to launch its own network on April 1, 2012. http://bit.ly/sPbAfL 


NCAA

LSU has issued cease and desist letters to producers of "Honey Badger Don't Care" merchandise. NCAA Bylaw 12.5.2.2 requires the "student-athlete (or the institution acting on behalf of the student-athlete) to take steps to stop such an activity in order to retain his or her eligibility." http://bit.ly/tkPh7n 

ESPN's Lester Munson takes a look at three lawsuits which could force changes in college athletics. http://es.pn/vxQ7a7 


Lockouts and CBA's

Professor Feldman talks about the end of the NBA lockout and the lessons learned on Grantland.

Darren Rovell and David Falk talk about MLB's new CBA. http://bit.ly/sJEknz 

Two Redskins players were suspended for 4 games in accordance with an NFLPA negotiated settlement arising out of a failed drug test during the lockout. http://wapo.st/vO1mLD 

NJ Sports Betting

NJ sports betting clears Senate committee http://mycj.co/uHLFDF and http://bit.ly/uCCaeu 

Darren Heitner's take in forthcoming law review article: http://bit.ly/tzZYBE


Other

Chris Paul trade 'nixed' at the last moment by league commissioner/Hornets owner David Stern. http://t.co/25TTuDUd 

The 49ers have a new stadium deal. http://bit.ly/uNDfVO

Frank McCourt is gearing up to sue the law firm which represented him in his recent divorce. http://on.wsj.com/uxZS5Z 

The Raiders are accusing a hamburger chain of violating the team's "Raider Nation" trademark. http://sfadvertising.com/?p=1264 and http://bit.ly/u3f9Lq 

   
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