The NCAA-Killing Lawsuit Might Finally Be Here

Sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler has filed suit against the NCAA and five power conferences, alleging that capping player compensation at the cost of a scholarship is an antitrust violation. Unlike previous suits, this one does not seek damages. It wants to tear down the NCAA. "We're looking to change the system," » 3/17/14 1:09pm 3/17/14 1:09pm

Fans Sue Arena After Video Reveals Large And Small Beers Are Same Size

Above is a video taken Saturday night at an ECHL Idaho Steelheads game. It shows fans pouring a $7 large beer into a $4 small cup, and discovering that each holds exactly the same amount of liquid. Now the arena is facing a lawsuit, because rule number one in sports is that you don't shortchange hockey fans on beer. » 3/13/14 8:37am 3/13/14 8:37am

Here's Every Finable Offense For Raiders Cheerleaders

Lacy T., a Raiderette during the recently completed season, has sued the Oakland Raiders for a slew of shoddy business practices regarding cheerleader pay. The whole suit, which you can read at the bottom of the page, is a glimpse into the many indignities of being an NFL cheerleader (besides the many obvious ones).… » 1/23/14 7:02pm 1/23/14 7:02pm

Report: Players Will Make A-Rod's Life Miserable If He Comes Back

Baseball players are the world's biggest meatheads. A player admires his home run? Throw a ball at his face. An athlete in a totally different sport talks trash? Throw a ball at his face. A fellow union member files a lawsuit in a last-ditch effort to salvage $25 million? THROW A BALL AT HIS FACE. RESPECT THE GAME. » 1/21/14 1:48pm 1/21/14 1:48pm

How Many Ads Are In Your College Sports Broadcast?

In O'Bannon vs. NCAA, the defendants made a stunning claim. Collegiate athletes cannot be paid for appearing in televised games, the NCAA argued, because those games—like, say, the Vizio BCS National Championship—are First Amendment-protected news programs, and not commercial broadcasts. » 1/16/14 4:23pm 1/16/14 4:23pm

No, Fans Won't Stop Watching If College Players Get Paid

Defending itself in the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit, the NCAA has made some stunning claims. One, backed by an NCAA-commissioned poll, is that people so hate the idea of paying players that they will stop watching college sports if amateurism ends. In the filings, ex-CBS Sports President Neal Pilson estimated that ratings… » 1/16/14 2:24pm 1/16/14 2:24pm

No, Paying Athletes Won't Bankrupt College Sports

The NCAA's biggest and most bruited argument against compensating players is that athletics programs couldn't take on the additional burden of player salaries without going bankrupt. The argument has a certain appeal to a certain kind of fan, the one who thinks sports took a turn for the worse at roughly half-past… » 1/16/14 12:22pm 1/16/14 12:22pm

Arbitrator Calls A-Rod's Conduct "Unprecedented"; A-Rod Sues Everyone

Below you can read Alex Rodriguez's full suit against both Major League Baseball and the players' union. Filed in a New York district court today, it seeks to overturn the arbitration panel's ruling that imposed a 162-game suspension, keeping Rodriguez out of baseball for all of the 2014 season. » 1/13/14 6:11pm 1/13/14 6:11pm

Jovan Belcher's Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Chiefs

Cheryl Shepherd, mother of the deceased Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the Chiefs, claiming that the team was directly responsible for Belcher's mental health deteriorating. » 1/02/14 11:31pm 1/02/14 11:31pm

Lawyer for Santa Accused of Public Handjob Demands Article Be Yanked

Following yesterday's post about a SantaCon Santa who was allegedly caught by a filmmaker having his North Pole publicly waxed by a naughty little elf, Gawker received an "urgent" email from a man claiming to be Santa's lawyer. » 12/17/13 4:23pm 12/17/13 4:23pm