Posts by Gabe Feldman
Defending A-Rod: Breaking Down the Rodriguez Appeal
It finally happened. After months of rumors and speculation surrounding the Biogenesis fallout, Major League Baseball suspended 13 players for performance-enhancing drug violations this week. The suspensions included a 211-game ban for Alex Rodriguez, intended to cover the remainder of the 2013 and 2014 seasons. According to a statement from MLB, A-Rod was punished under […]
The Complete NHL Lockout FAQ, Part 3
For Parts 1 and 2, click here and here. We’re less than a week away from the opening day of the 2012-13 NHL season, which can only mean one thing — the players are locked out. It’s time to take a closer look at what the NHL lockout is all about and when we might […]
The Complete NHL Lockout FAQ, Part 2
For Part 1, click here. We’re less than two weeks away from the opening day of the 2012-13 NHL season, which can only mean one thing — the players are locked out. It’s time to take a closer look at what the NHL lockout is all about and when we might see it come to […]
The Complete NHL Lockout FAQ, Part 1
We’re less than two weeks away from the opening day of the 2012-13 NHL season, which can only mean one thing — the players are locked out. For the third time in 18 months (yes, we have a lockout hat trick), a major sport’s team owners have shut the door on their players in the […]
Who Dat in Court: The Jonathan Vilma Case Explained
With the NFL preseason in full swing, the Bountygate scandal is just beginning to wind its way through the courts. Last Friday, lawyers for the NFL, NFLPA, and Jonathan Vilma appeared for the second time in front of Judge Berrigan in federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Each side was looking for a […]
New Orleans Saints Bounty Litigation: Explained!
As expected, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell denied the appeals of the Bounty Four, setting off a string of lawsuits that shifts the scene from the NFL offices to a federal courthouse in New Orleans. The lawsuits center on the scope of the commissioner’s authority and the rights of the players to challenge the exercise of […]
Explaining the Lin Decision
On Friday, arbitrator Kenneth Dam ruled that Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak were entitled to Early Bird rights under the NBA collective bargaining agreement. The decision was a huge win for the Knicks. It allows them to use the Early Bird exception to re-sign Lin and Novak and still have use of their mid-level exception […]
How Did Roger Clemens Walk?
For more than four years, the federal government put together a case to prove that Roger Clemens had made false statements to a House Government Reform Committee that was investigating performance-enhancing drug use in baseball. On Monday, after only two full days of deliberation, a jury found Clemens not guilty on all counts. The trial […]
Can Sean Payton Win His Appeal?
The Super Bowl host-city curse lives on. In the 2010-11 season, the Super Bowl was coming to Dallas, and Tony Romo broke his collarbone, the team finished 6-10, and their new stadium wasn’t quite ready yet. In 2011-12, the Super Bowl was coming to Indianapolis, and during that season, Peyton Manning was sidelined with a […]
The March Madness (Compliance) Power Rankings
With the first weekend of the March Madness behind us, those who want to punch Austin Rivers in the face (what did he ever do to you?) or otherwise obsessively hate Duke are still celebrating what has been called “the biggest upset in college basketball history,” “a stunner,” “a monumental choke,” and “a dreary Disneyfied […]