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.
Will the G League's new "select contracts"—that could pay up to $125,000 for the season—incentivize NBA prospects coming out of high school to abandon college basketball and put an end to one-and-done players?
Through two weeks of the federal college basketball trial, it's clear that corruption in recruiting was rampant in the sport. But that's not what's at the heart of the government's case against James Gatto, Christian Dawkins and Merl Code.
If successful, Corey Liuget’s lawsuit could motivate trainers to change their business practices when working with NFL players and other professional athletes who are subject to comprehensive drug-testing policies.
After losing her vision from a Brooks Koepka tee shot at the Ryder Cup, Corine Remande is reportedly contemplating legal action, raising new questions about spectator safety and the legal consequences of accidents involving errant golf balls.
There are many layers to examine after Kathryn Mayorga's nine-year-old sexual assault allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo resurfaced–including the validity of the alleged victim's new lawsuit and the reopening of a criminal case by the Las Vegas police.