Michael McCann is a legal analyst and writer for Sports Illustrated and the founding director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI) at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he is also a tenured professor of law.
Both Colin Kaepernick and the NFL had incentives to settle the collusion grievance. After losing on summary judgment, the NFL offered a settlement, instead of risking the p.r. disaster. Kaepernick accepted the settlement instead of risking potential scorn from his critics. Also, why this settlement brings new light to the report that Kaepernick requested $20 million to play in the AAF.
HB2 may have only governed North Carolina, but is spurred a national controversy resulting in the NBA pulling All-Star Weekend from Charlotte in 2017. With the league hosting in the state again this year, has there been any meaningful change on the law?
Despite a whirlwind of rumors before the trade deadline passed, Anthony Davis will remain in New Orleans until at least this July. But with the Pelicans likely trying to maximize their draft pick, could they run afoul of the league's anti-tanking or anti-resting policies?
Charles Barkley doesn't hold back, and so he didn't mince words when he discussed the Anthony Davis trade rumors. Sports Illustrated considers his thoughts on collusion and examines whether the NBA would ever veto a deal for Davis to Los Angeles.