Saints Owner Tom Benson Addresses Accusations Of Mental Incompetence

87-year-old Saints owner Tom Benson has been at the NFL meetings in Phoenix this week, moving around with a walker and attending meetings with his wife and soon-to-be-owner Gayle. For the first time since having a lawsuit filed against him by his jilted heirs—one that accused Gayle of manipulating a mentally feeble… » 3/25/15 10:12am Wednesday 10:12am

Ray McDonald Claims He's Going To Sue Woman Who Accused Him Of Rape

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald has told ESPN that he plans on filing a defamation lawsuit against the woman who accused him of raping her last year. » 3/16/15 12:36pm 3/16/15 12:36pm

The "Blurred Lines" Verdict Is Bad News, Even If You Hate Robin Thicke

Thanks to the decision of a Los Angeles jury yesterday afternoon, pop-music fans have a fun, frightening new game to play: Who's Next? No, not named after the Who album—though maybe its infamous pissing-on-the-wall cover shot might now inspire a lawsuit from Andrew Loog Oldham, who as the Rolling Stones' manager… » 3/11/15 1:30pm 3/11/15 1:30pm

Lupul, Phaneuf, And Elisha Cuthbert Want An Apology And Cash From TSN

Maple Leafs players Joffrey Lupul and Dion Phaneuf, along with Phaneuf's wife, actress Elisha Cuthbert, have retained a law firm and are threatening a defamation lawsuit against TSN for accidentally airing a joke tweet claiming Lupul is sleeping with Cuthbert. (Which he totally isn't, lawyers.) They're also… » 3/03/15 5:28pm 3/03/15 5:28pm

Oregon: We Have The Right To Access A Rape Victim's Medical Records 

The University of Oregon is being sued by a student who claims that after she was raped by three basketball players, the school tailored and delayed their discipline so the men could play in the NCAA tournament. Those allegations alone sound horrible (Oregon denies them), but they've taken a disturbing twist: the… » 3/03/15 5:17pm 3/03/15 5:17pm

Lawsuit: UNM Interfered With Gang Rape Case Involving Football Players

A former student is suing the University of New Mexico's Board of Regents, alleging the university violated Title IX by failing to properly investigate what happened the night she claims she was drugged and raped, including by several football players. » 2/23/15 4:35pm 2/23/15 4:35pm

Saints Execs Claim Tom Benson Is Still An Active Owner

Saints team president Dennis Lauscha and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke with the New Orleans Times-Picayune yesterday, and claimed that team owner Tom Benson is not a mentally feeble puppet being manipulated by his wife, as has been claimed in a lawsuit filed by Benson's recently jilted heirs. » 1/28/15 11:02am 1/28/15 11:02am

Imprisoned Cowboys Fan Sues NFL For $89B For Reversing Dez Bryant Catch

Terry Hendrix, currently incarcerated in Colorado and a serial filer of frivolous lawsuits, has finally struck upon a real injustice. He's suing the NFL for nearly $89 billion for the officiating decision to overturn Dez Bryant's reception in the Cowboys' playoff loss to the Packers. » 1/23/15 11:31am 1/23/15 11:31am

A-Rod's Ex-Brother-In-Law Sues Him Over Sketchy Real Estate Deal

Of course Alex Rodriguez is getting sued for selling some good investment property and stiffing his business partner out of the cash. Because you ain't fooling me with your pinstripes and New York City address, A-Rod. You're from Miami, and you're only a true Miami bro when you've screwed someone over in real estate.… » 1/09/15 5:23pm 1/09/15 5:23pm

Nerf Legal Warfare: 5 Tales Of Foamy Fun Gone Wrong

In late 1969, Reyn Guyer, inventor of the game Twister, did it again. He invented a foamy toy that became a classic — Nerf, "The World's First Indoor Ball." Since that first ball forty-five years ago, the Nerf brand has expanded to include many other products, including footballs and an arsenal of toy weapons. This… » 12/15/14 12:08pm 12/15/14 12:08pm

Dion Earl Denies Sex Claims: "Have You Ever Seen A Picture Of My Wife?"

Dion Earl was on the speaker phone with his wife, Laurel, explaining why he never could've sexually assaulted that cheerleader. "Have you ever seen a picture of my wife?" he asked. "My wife is 10 times better looking than Elizabeth." Laurel laughed. » 11/19/14 1:55pm 11/19/14 1:55pm

Brett Favre Was The Third Choice For There's Something About Mary

Brett Favre's memorable cameo in There's Something About Mary wouldn't have happened if the Farrelly Brothers had gotten their way (and if Drew Bledsoe hadn't injured a woman stage-diving at an Everclear concert). » 11/06/14 11:01am 11/06/14 11:01am

Lawsuit: NCAA Athletics Violate Labor Laws

Add this to the growing number of legal shots fired at the NCAA: A lawsuit filed in federal court says the current setup violates federal labor laws and athletes should be paid. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Indianapolis. The crux of the lawsuit's argument is this: Students in work-study programs—including those… » 10/24/14 7:26pm 10/24/14 7:26pm

Report: Almost All Ex-Players Will Take NFL's Concussion Settlement

ESPN's Outside The Lines reports today that lawyers involved in the concussion case expect "no more than a few hundred" of the approximately 18,000 former NFL players involved to opt out of the settlement. Just nine players have filed paperwork to opt out so far, OTL reports, and the deadline is Tuesday. » 10/13/14 4:43pm 10/13/14 4:43pm

Top Female Soccer Players Sue FIFA Over Bullshit Artificial Turf

After weeks of pleading with FIFA to change its mind about playing the 2015 women's World Cup on field turf instead of grass and being met with nothing but stubbornness, a handful of women's soccer's biggest stars have filed a lawsuit against FIFA to try and force the organization to put the upcoming games back on… » 10/01/14 4:18pm 10/01/14 4:18pm

Lawsuit: George O'Leary Called NFL "One Big 'Ru-Ru' Tribe" (What?)

In March, University of Central Florida defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro left the team after barely two months on the job due to "personal reasons," whatever that means. According to a breach of contract lawsuit Ferraro filed this past Friday, that translates to head coach George O'Leary firing Ferraro for objecting… » 9/29/14 9:28pm 9/29/14 9:28pm

Former Player Sues USC And Lane Kiffin

Brian Baucham, who played cornerback from the Trojans from 2008-2012, filed suit yesterday against USC and then-coach Lane Kiffin, alleging they forced him to play in a game when he was already ill, causing him to suffer "cardiopulmonary damage, as well as brain injury with neurocognitive deficits." » 9/23/14 10:03am 9/23/14 10:03am

Lawsuit: Soccer Team's Hazing Incident Led To Permanent Brain Injuries

Haley Ellen Hunt, a former Clemson soccer player, has sued players, coaches, and members of the university's administration. The suit alleges she suffered severe injuries when, during a hazing ritual, she was blindfolded, told to blindly sprint as fast as she could, and crashed head-first into a brick wall. » 9/10/14 6:15pm 9/10/14 6:15pm

Linda Cohn Is Suing An Ice Rink After A Change Machine Fell On Her

Back in March, ESPN anchor Linda Cohn was set to strap on the goalie pads and face shots from the Rangers' AHL affiliate. It didn't happen because of some rowdy children, and now Cohn is taking it to court. » 8/21/14 1:51pm 8/21/14 1:51pm