Cleveland "Roller Derby" Guardians, BIG 12 v. SEC, NFL’s Vaxx & Watson Issues

Cleveland "Roller Derby" Guardians, BIG 12 v. SEC, NFL’s Vax...

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The ROADMAP: 3:35 - The “Cleveland Guardians” Battle. The Cleveland Baseball Team (formerly the Indians) announced that they were changing their name to the Cleveland Guardians. The only problem was… there was ALREADY a team with that name, a roller derby team who appears to STILL own ClevelandGuardians.com and associated social media accounts… and are posting to them AFTER the announcement! You’d think a billion dollar MLB franchise would have the resources to buy out a lowly roller derby team— and the foresight to do that AHEAD of time but seemingly did not. It’s David v. Goliath.. and David seems primed to get PAID. We discuss how big of a mistake occurred and how it happened. (More on ConductDetrimental.com courtesy of Zak Kurtz) 20:11 - Big Deshaun Watson Update. This week, 10 more women went directly to the police department with criminal complaints of sexual assault, 8 of which had already filed civil suits but 2 of them had not… increasing the overall number of alleged victims to reportedly 24. This comes at a time when Watson finally made the decision to come to Houston Texans camp and step back in to the public realm. The pressure is now on both Roger Goodell and the District Attorney’s Office to make a decision as to his status — yet we have no update or a timeframe on a decision. There are rumors that teams are lining up to trade for Watson but we don’t necessarily buy it. We compare what’s going on over in MLB with their handling of the Trevor Bauer allegations. And what is Tony Buzbee's gameplan here? (ConductDetrimental.com article courtesy of Jordan Ivner) 40:59 - Texas & Oklahoma Sign The Divorce Papers. The first formal step in the process of conference musical chairs has occurred. Texas & Oklahoma have advised the SEC of their intention to leave the conference. The next step is a formal vote according to the conference bylaws. There are so many questions about what happens now and the causes of action that could result: tortious interference, anticipatory breach, etc. We go over the massive damages calculation as well. And for college sports, how will the BIG 12 even exist as a Power 5 conference with only 8 schools left. The vultures are circling. We break it down. 49:44 - The NFL’s Controversial New Vaccination Rules. Last year, the NFL season was disrupted on countless occasions with COVID issues with games delayed or moved weeks back. This kind of scheduling chaos is bad for the players, bad for the team, and for the NFL — it’s bad for business. Last year, the NFL threatened the loss of draft picks for a team if a player violated the health and safety protocol. This year, they are taking it to the next level by going directly after players and staff wallets’ who fail to get vaccinated. You can be a high profile player like DeAndre Hopkins or a lesser-known coach like Rick Dennison, there are no exception. We debate. (Articles courtesy of Michael Lawson & Hunter Bedard) 57:16 - What to Watch For: Dan Lust’s Sports Law Class about to start and introducing a new segment Legal Life Advice! *** Have a topic you want to write about? ANYONE and EVERYONE can publish for ConductDetrimtental.com. Let us know if you want to join the team. Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com
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The ROADMAP: 3:35 - The “Cleveland Guardians” Battle. The Cleveland Baseball Team (formerly the Indians) announced that they were changing their name to the Cleveland Guardians. The only problem was… there was ALREADY a team with that name, a roller derby team who appears to STILL own ClevelandGuardians.com and associated social media accounts… and are posting to them AFTER the announcement! You’d think a billion dollar MLB franchise would have the resources to buy out a lowly roller derby team— and the foresight to do that AHEAD of time but seemingly did not. It’s David v. Goliath.. and David seems primed to get PAID. We discuss how big of a mistake occurred and how it happened. (More on ConductDetrimental.com courtesy of Zak Kurtz) 20:11 - Big Deshaun Watson Update. This week, 10 more women went directly to the police department with criminal complaints of sexual assault, 8 of which had already filed civil suits but 2 of them had not… increasing the overall number of alleged victims to reportedly 24. This comes at a time when Watson finally made the decision to come to Houston Texans camp and step back in to the public realm. The pressure is now on both Roger Goodell and the District Attorney’s Office to make a decision as to his status — yet we have no update or a timeframe on a decision. There are rumors that teams are lining up to trade for Watson but we don’t necessarily buy it. We compare what’s going on over in MLB with their handling of the Trevor Bauer allegations. And what is Tony Buzbee's gameplan here? (ConductDetrimental.com article courtesy of Jordan Ivner) 40:59 - Texas & Oklahoma Sign The Divorce Papers. The first formal step in the process of conference musical chairs has occurred. Texas & Oklahoma have advised the SEC of their intention to leave the conference. The next step is a formal vote according to the conference bylaws. There are so many questions about what happens now and the causes of action that could result: tortious interference, anticipatory breach, etc. We go over the massive damages calculation as well. And for college sports, how will the BIG 12 even exist as a Power 5 conference with only 8 schools left. The vultures are circling. We break it down. 49:44 - The NFL’s Controversial New Vaccination Rules. Last year, the NFL season was disrupted on countless occasions with COVID issues with games delayed or moved weeks back. This kind of scheduling chaos is bad for the players, bad for the team, and for the NFL — it’s bad for business. Last year, the NFL threatened the loss of draft picks for a team if a player violated the health and safety protocol. This year, they are taking it to the next level by going directly after players and staff wallets’ who fail to get vaccinated. You can be a high profile player like DeAndre Hopkins or a lesser-known coach like Rick Dennison, there are no exception. We debate. (Articles courtesy of Michael Lawson & Hunter Bedard) 57:16 - What to Watch For: Dan Lust’s Sports Law Class about to start and introducing a new segment Legal Life Advice! *** Have a topic you want to write about? ANYONE and EVERYONE can publish for ConductDetrimtental.com. Let us know if you want to join the team. Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com
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