TX/OU Exit Strategy, Shohei MLB Arb, McGregor Bombshell, Paul Orndorff

TX/OU Exit Strategy, Shohei MLB Arb, McGregor Bombshell, Pau...

Conduct Detrimental: The Sports Law Podcast

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The ROADMAP: 5:45 - College Conference Realignment & Legal Roadblocks. Breaking reports are that powerhouse schools Texas & Oklahoma want to leave the Big 12 Conference for the greener pastures of the SEC. A crippling blow for the Big 12 to lose perhaps their two most storied schools and meanwhile a massive get for the SEC. The question is— if it happens — would the SEC have an unlawful monopoly over the college sports landscape? And by no means is this guaranteed to occur as bylaws require 11 of 14 SEC schools to vote to accept them in… plus word is that Oklahoma and Texas would have to pay nearly $100M EACH in order to leave. Lots of if’s, lots of questions, lots of legal issues. We hit all angles. (More on ConductDetrimental.com courtesy of Joe Esses) 21:16 - Conor McGregor Loses… Alleges Massive Coverup. McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier in the Main Event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas when he snapped his left tibia and fibula. Doctors were forced to stop the fight. Interestingly, McGregor is now claiming the UFC “knew I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage. It was debated about pulling the thing out.” Both the UFC and Conor have an obligation to be truthful concerning pre-fight injuries and failure to do so has massive ramifications. Is it just a fabrication from Conor or is this the tip of the legal iceberg? (Article courtesy of John Nucci) 32:40 - Shohei Ohtani’s Unique Arbitration Case. We have simply never seen anything like Shohei, the international superstar and new exciting face of baseball. It’s not hyperbole… literally no one has ever pitched and hit simultaneously at this high of a level in MLB history. Now when it comes to his true financial worth, it seems destined for a fascinating salary arbitration case one day. Baseball arbitration relies on locating comparable players with comparable statistics. But what happens when you’re doing something that no one has ever done before. We explore how Shohei might soon obliterate the arbitration process. (Article courtesy of Britton Yoder & Sam Roos) 44:34 - WWE’s Post-Retirement Problem. With the passing of legendary wrestler Paul Orndorff this past week, a spotlight has been cast WWE’s problem affording benefits to their talent. It’s a problem that the NFL and its players have had to face before. The difference is that WWE wrestlers, unlike NFL players, do not have a union organized to fight against management to maximize their rights. In lieu of a union, it takes massive public pressure - or a challenging competitor - for a behemoth like WWE to change absent some legal obligation. We explore the shifting landscape in wrestling with AEW now on the horizon and what can be done for Paul Orndorff. 1:01:26 - What to Watch For: Welcome Sloane Lust! NIL coming to High School, Sports Betting Update *** Have a topic you want to write about? ANYONE and EVERYONE can publish for ConductDetrimtental.com. Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental)
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The ROADMAP: 5:45 - College Conference Realignment & Legal Roadblocks. Breaking reports are that powerhouse schools Texas & Oklahoma want to leave the Big 12 Conference for the greener pastures of the SEC. A crippling blow for the Big 12 to lose perhaps their two most storied schools and meanwhile a massive get for the SEC. The question is— if it happens — would the SEC have an unlawful monopoly over the college sports landscape? And by no means is this guaranteed to occur as bylaws require 11 of 14 SEC schools to vote to accept them in… plus word is that Oklahoma and Texas would have to pay nearly $100M EACH in order to leave. Lots of if’s, lots of questions, lots of legal issues. We hit all angles. (More on ConductDetrimental.com courtesy of Joe Esses) 21:16 - Conor McGregor Loses… Alleges Massive Coverup. McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier in the Main Event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas when he snapped his left tibia and fibula. Doctors were forced to stop the fight. Interestingly, McGregor is now claiming the UFC “knew I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage. It was debated about pulling the thing out.” Both the UFC and Conor have an obligation to be truthful concerning pre-fight injuries and failure to do so has massive ramifications. Is it just a fabrication from Conor or is this the tip of the legal iceberg? (Article courtesy of John Nucci) 32:40 - Shohei Ohtani’s Unique Arbitration Case. We have simply never seen anything like Shohei, the international superstar and new exciting face of baseball. It’s not hyperbole… literally no one has ever pitched and hit simultaneously at this high of a level in MLB history. Now when it comes to his true financial worth, it seems destined for a fascinating salary arbitration case one day. Baseball arbitration relies on locating comparable players with comparable statistics. But what happens when you’re doing something that no one has ever done before. We explore how Shohei might soon obliterate the arbitration process. (Article courtesy of Britton Yoder & Sam Roos) 44:34 - WWE’s Post-Retirement Problem. With the passing of legendary wrestler Paul Orndorff this past week, a spotlight has been cast WWE’s problem affording benefits to their talent. It’s a problem that the NFL and its players have had to face before. The difference is that WWE wrestlers, unlike NFL players, do not have a union organized to fight against management to maximize their rights. In lieu of a union, it takes massive public pressure - or a challenging competitor - for a behemoth like WWE to change absent some legal obligation. We explore the shifting landscape in wrestling with AEW now on the horizon and what can be done for Paul Orndorff. 1:01:26 - What to Watch For: Welcome Sloane Lust! NIL coming to High School, Sports Betting Update *** Have a topic you want to write about? ANYONE and EVERYONE can publish for ConductDetrimtental.com. Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental)
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