“Johnny Manziel might suddenly be the tip of the iceberg here,” says professor Rick Karcher of the Center for Law and Sports at the Florida Coastal School of Law. “This might lead to athletes finally being able to market their likeness.”
So who should Johnny Football sue next?
The NCAA, of course! And Texas A&M! And the Heisman! And the Cotton Bowl! And anybody else he can dream up!
… read Rick Reilly’s latest at ESPN.
“They want to be able to steal each other’s coaches,” said Rich Karcher, a professor at Florida Coastal School of Law who in 2009 wrote a 93-page paper titled, “The Coaching Carousel in Big-Time Intercollegiate Athletics: Economic Implications and Legal Considerations.”
“The top schools that have the money,” he said, “want to be able to keep grabbing head coaches from the Arkansas States and Louisiana Techs of the world.”
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I spoke to Rick Karcher, a professor at the Florida Coastal School of Law and former prospect in the Atlanta Braves system. He agrees with Stevens’ reading of the law. “I would say that MLB is in violation of GINA,” he says. “GINA clearly states that it’s an unlawful employment practice for an employer to request or require genetic information with respect to an employee or a family member of an employee.”
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Professor and Director of the Center for Law and Sports Rick Karcher will take part in this year’s University of Oregon School of Law Sports Law Symposium.
Karcher will be panelist on the session titled “The Rise of the Agent.”
For a full release of the symposium’s events, click here.
Professor Rick Karcher sat down with The Legal Blitz to discuss his latest article, Rethinking Damages for Lost Earning Capacity in a Professional Sports Career: How to Translate Today’s Athletic Potential into Tomorrow’s Dollars.
In the interview, Karcher touches on the “Appraisal Method”, the importance of expert testimony when determining lost earnings and the no agent rule.
Ashley Gurbal, of Jacksonville Business Journal, is reporting that the NFL’s new deal will ‘probably be better for small-market teams.’ Jacksonville fans hope that means good things for the hometown Jaguars.
Professor Rick Karcher gave his insight to Gurbal at the beginning of the lockout, so she came back to Karcher for his thoughts on the final deal.
“I would say that it is probably a better deal for the smaller market teams than the old deal was,” Karcher said, “in terms of the amount of money that was required to be allocated to players.”
Read the entire article here.
“Does Ohio State University go far enough with its self-imposed sanctions, including vacating its 2010 football season?” asks The Columbus Dispatch’s Encarnacion Pyle and Tim May.
Center for Law and Sports director Rick Karcher offers his opinion.
“It’s like making a criminal defendant tell the judge to throw the book at him. At this point of the game, you don’t want to overpenalize yourself,” said Richard Karcher.
Read the full article here.
The back and forth between the NFL’s players and owners continues this week as the matter will come before a federal judge.
The Associated Press reports that opinions differ on what the outcome may be. Coastal Law’s Rick Karcher thinks the court will avoid setting a very dangerous precedent.
“There’s nothing in the labor laws or by court precedent anywhere that says the labor force in a workplace has to be a certified union,” Karcher said. “That’s dangerous precedent, and I don’t think any court would order such a thing. That’s why I think the union has a stronger case.”
College baseball players are often drafted players that elect to attend school rather than jump straight into the minor leagues. In that timeframe, many have ‘unpaid advisers’ that gauge their status for free with hopes of securing a contract when the right time comes.
Oftentimes, however, some official work can be done, which jeopardizes the player’s amateur eligibility. For example, Albert Minnis, a Wichita State freshman, is currently serving a 30-game suspension for this.
The Associated Press looks into the NCAA’s stance on this issue and the rule changes it is considering.
Coastal Law Professor Rick Karcher will serve as a panelist at the 2011 Harvard Sports Law Symposium on March 25. Karcher’s panel will take place at 2:30 and discuss litigating against the NCAA.
Read on for the full schedule.