The National Football League (NFL) ordered a lockout on March 12th, after negotiations between the league and the players’ union collapsed. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams welcomes legal analyst for Sport Illustrated, Professor Michael McCann of The Vermont Law School and attorney, blogger, author and radio host, Clay Travis, to get an in-depth look at the NFL lockout. Mike and Clay discuss the circumstances that led up to the lockout, recent developments and how long this battle between owners and players could go on.
With a unanimous vote, the Surpreme Court ruled 9-0 against the NFL in the American Needle v. NFL case—one of the most important legal cases in sports. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Marc Edelman from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and Professor Michael McCann, Associate Law Professor at Vermont Law School and Legal Analyst for Sports Illustrated, to discuss this latest ruling. They talk about anti-trust law, intellectual property issues and how this decision could affect the NFL and other sports franchises.