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February 15, 2019

Is Art Briles, Formerly of Baylor University, Worthy of a Second Chance?

Sports enthusiasts will recall the May 2016 Baylor University scandal and the removal of Art Briles, the winningest coach the program has had since the legendary Grant Teaff stepped down in the mid-90s. Baylor retained an outside law firm, Pepper Hamilton, to investigate the university’s response to the alleged misconduct within the athletic department. This […]

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September 10, 2018

Serena’s U.S. Open Match Shows Change Comes from Strength, Not Silence

It would be safe to say that the majority of viewers watching the U.S. Open Women’s Tennis Final on Saturday, September 8th were not watching because of newcomer Naomi Osaki, but were watching the iconic Serena Williams. After all, she is not only one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all time, but also […]

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June 18, 2018

Colangelo and His Demise: Do the NBA and Other Professional and Collegiate Athletic Organizations Need Social Media/Confidentiality Policies for Family Members/Third Parties?

The President of Basketball Operations of the Philadelphia 76ers, Bryan Colangelo, stepped down Thursday, June 7, 2018 from said role. This resignation came after it was discovered that Colangelo’s wife had utilized confidential information about his team and its players to berate them on social media from anonymous Twitter accounts. Colangelo was a two-time winner […]

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January 18, 2018

Confidentiality Agreements in Sports

In today’s age of news leaks, social media, and with the Internet literally at your fingertips 24-7, keeping anything confidential would seem to be quite the challenge. Now imagine that you are trying to keep confidential the actions (or inactions) of a famous person, particularly a well-known athlete. On the surface, this would seem impossible, […]

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