Conduct Detrimental: THE Sports Law Podcast

Dan Wallach & Dan Lust

Established in 2016, this first-of-its-kind "Sports Law" podcast, is hosted by sports lawyers Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) & Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) and geared towards sports fans and attorneys, alike.

The Dans have become MUST-follows on Twitter/Instagram as they provide their thousands of followers with breaking news and analysis across the sports landscape at all hours of the day. Both appear regularly on shows nationwide including on ESPN, SiriusXM, CBS & FOX Sports.

All Episodes

Dan & Dan & Howard Balzer! Legendary NFL Writer and Hall of Fame Voter, Howard Balzer is back on Conduct Detrimental! Howard joined us last time to provide the key background details for the Rams Relocation Lawsuit. There he analyzed the mindsets of St. Louis jurors, the pulse of fans, and potential settlement options (even expansion). If you missed that episode, check it out here. This time Howard (13:44) gives us his analysis on the settlement agreement between Kroenke and St. Louis for $790M. Howard gives great insight into the general feel of the city of St. Louis and what this means for them. Was expansion even discussed?? This is a big win for the NFL, and even the possibility of the documents being destroyed before the public can see them. What about the indemnification agreement?? When Howard is on, it is always a must-listen. *** 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

Nov 29

1 hr 30 min

Is Major League Baseball heading towards a lockout on December 2? Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich), MLB Analyst for The Athletic, joins the pod (7:31) to give updates on the pending negotiations between MLB and MLBPA as the current CBA ends on December 1, 2021. Evan gives his insight on the contentions and the certainty of the lockout, but not so definite that the 2022 season will be a shortened season because of the lockout. Cleveland Guardians resolution has been put in place and both teams will share the name. We give an update at 1:22. What to Watch For (41:07) St. Louis Rams lawsuit update that Stan Kroenke may be trying to settle this outside of the scope of the NFL. Chinese Tennis player Peng Shuai has been missing and the WTA has threatened to remove tournaments from China. *** 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) Mike Lawson (@Mike_sonof_law) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmalaw) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com *** Enjoying the content? Leave us a review!

Nov 22

50 min 5 sec

Baseball bends the knee. How a Roller Derby team flexed on a billion dollar MLB Franchise. As the first site in the world (yes, actually) to spot a legal issue with the Cleveland Indians name change, it’s only fitting that we do a deep dive in the wake of news that the Indians have settled with the TRUE ORIGINAL Guardians, the Cleveland Roller Derby Guardians. The story here is not how much Roller Derby received — it’s the colossal mistakes that were made by the Cleveland Indians throughout this process. A masterclass in how NOT to handle a name change… take notice Washington Football Team.    We are joined by Tony Iliakostas (@theIPprofessor), the Intellectual Property Professor at New York Law School, for a complete dissection of the Cleveland Guardians debacle which will certainly be taught in Sports Law classrooms for years to come. *** 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) Jason Morrin (@Jason_Morrin) Emily Costanzo (@EmilyCostanzo) ConDetrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com *** Sponsored By: Themis Bar Review, the best bar prep company in the Galaxy — head to ThemisBar.com/ConDetrimental for more info and exclusive discounts!

Nov 17

1 hr 4 min

A big story on the St. Louis Rams Relocation Lawsuit. We cover it with A.J. Perez (@ByAJPerez) of Front Office Sports who broke the news. We are starting to see some real movement on settlement as trial looms. The problem is how do you settle a case worth BILLIONS if only one owner is required to contribute pursuant to an Indemnification Agreement. Well Rams owner Stan Kroenke reportedly isn't ready to cave that the Indemnification Agreement requires him to do anything other than pay attorney's fees--- and NOT damages. Obviously, the other 31 owners disagree. Naturally, the interpretation of this agreement has tremendous ramifications on whether St. Louis will get an expansion franchise as the smoke on this lawsuit clears. We break it down its enforceability and - if the trial proceeds - why the NFL has to be very worried about former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.  We're now less than 60 days away from trial. Tick Tock.  *** 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

Nov 12

46 min 42 sec

The pattern is undeniable at this point. More and more teams are making legal headlines for the wrong reasons. It’s the onset of the Accountability Era in Sports — owners and executives are coming under fire. We go through the latest on each team and the nuances of the lawyers’ handling of each situation: Washington Football Team (5:26); Phoenix Suns (12:03); Anaheim Ducks (25:10); Chicago Blackhawks (28:00); and Pittsburgh Penguins (36:55). There is a clear legal playbook starting to develop for teams to deal with these situations — we break it down. Henry Ruggs (46:20). A big update on former Las Vegas Raiders WR Ruggs who has now been charged with two additional felonies (DUI & Reckless Driving for his GF) plus a misdemeanor (weapons charge) and now faces 50+ years in prison. His lawyer asks the public to not “prejudge” the case despite the bad facts. He's right but - for social media - certainly easier said than done with a case like this. Aaron Rodgers (57:00). Following his Covid test and controversial public comments, Rodgers has been hit with a $14K fine while the Green Bay Packers get hit with $300K. By all indications, it’s an unequivocal violation of the NFL’s protocol, that the Packers allowed to happen, so punishment for both was expected — but should a louder message have been sent here? We debate. The NCAA Constitution (1:05). In a curious move, the NCAA waives the white flag and proposes an 18-page Constitution in which they essentially divest themselves of all power and punt it to the schools. The motivation behind this is worth a closer inspection since it’s a fundamental shift from their prior hands-on approach to governance. If you’re asking what exactly the NCAA’s role even is after this, you’re not alone. Legal Life Advice (1:19:59): How to become an NIL Agent while you’re still in school What to Watch For (1:24:19): Vanessa Bryant Lawsuit, NY Sports Betting Legislation, Coach K’s Farewell Tour at Duke, and PSG Women’s Soccer Tonya-Harding-Fiasco *** 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) Mike Lawson (@Mike_SonOf_Law) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) Jason Morrin (@Jason_Morrin) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Nov 12

1 hr 36 min

Dan & Dan & Howard Balzer! We start with the tragic story of Henry Ruggs (4:51), the now former Las Vegas Raiders WR, was reportedly involved in a 125+ mph crash that resulted in the death of another motorist. He has been charged with manslaughter DUI, reckless driving, and is facing significant jail time. We discuss some of the underreported elements of the case and break down all angles, i.e., criminal, civil, and NFL discipline. Our special guest this week is Howard Balzer (19:13), Legendary NFL Writer and Hall of Fame Voter. Howard covered St. Louis Football for decades. He provides the key background details for the Rams Relocation Lawsuit detailing Cardinals and Rams football in the area from the early 80’s up through the present and how the pieces fit together (Goodell, Kroenke, Demoff, Grubman, etc). It’s a crucial analysis as we decipher the mindset of St. Louis jurors, the pulse of fans, and potential settlement options (expansion??) as trial looms large. Let’s just say we go deep into the weeds... in the best possible way. *** 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

Nov 8

2 hr 10 min

A deep dive on the Washington Football Team investigation and fallout. We are joined by Megan Imbert and Ana Nunez (13:52), two former employees of the Washington Football Team, who have retained an attorney to represent their interests pertaining to their time with the organization. Their stories are not being told as the NFL refuses to release the emails and Washington failed to commission a written report. Simply put, there is no transparency. This show takes great pride in spotlighting important Sports Law issues — and this is one deserving of significantly more attention. We went straight to the source to give these former employees the floor and - more importantly - the microphone. We provide some background and then Megan and Ana join to provide a firsthand account of WHY the team was investigated for claims of a toxic workplace and sexual harassment with stories dating back more than a decade. They announce a new development in the case, i.e., that their attorney has reportedly been given two “softcore porn” videos of team cheerleaders from 2008 and 2010 that were intended for Dan Snyder — and scored with Snyder’s favorite music. They give their assessment on whether and to what extent Snyder was involved in and/or aware of these specific allegations and the rest of the unacceptable culture. All in all, it’s a rare look under the hood of the Washington Football Team.

Nov 2

1 hr 13 min

We continue our victory lap following the lawsuit filed by the Cleveland Guardians Roller Team (1:28) and how the team maximized pressure on the Indians before filing the lawsuit. Washington Football Team (6:55) drama continues as Congress has now intervened and demanded the documents / emails in question — unclear if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will voluntarily comply given his public statements. The tweet that sent the Phoenix Suns (14:22) into full panic mode: “The NBA is preparing for a massive story accusing Robert Sarver of racism, sexism, and sexual harassment…” — we discuss what we know at this stage and the history / procedure for owner removal in professional sports. The Chicago Blackhawks investigation (25:56) revealed a dark side to hockey but the transparency from ownership is welcomed. We discuss what  the next steps and fallout across the NHL. The NFL Hot Seat: WFT, Gruden, Raiders (34:45) and a deep dive on the St. Louis case (42:40) with Silent Stan Kroenke Flip-Flopping on his indemnification stance on “costs”… a brewing civil war going on at NFL HQ. *** 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) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Oct 29

1 hr 2 min

Sports Law is EXPLODING. A mega episode. Deshaun Watson (1:23) wants to be traded but there remain many legal hurdles muddying the waters. The St. Louis Rams Case (16:18) has a big update as STL’s trial counsel Bob Blitz gets knocked off the case under the lawyer-witness rule. We break the ramifications. Our guest (26:20) this week is the one and only FREEZING COLD TAKES (@OldTakesExposed)! I bet you didn’t know that the man behind the account, Fred Segal, is a fellow lawyer. He singlehandedly holds media and fans accountable with his twitter feed and explains how he ended up on this non-traditional path. We talk some of his most famous takes as well as his upcoming FREEZING COLD sports book. The rest of an absolutely LOADED Sports Law Week (50:36): Cleveland Guardians Lawsuit, Chicago Blackhawks Investigation, Congress Demands WFT Emails, and Phoenix Suns owner fears looming bombshell ESPN story. *** 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

Oct 28

59 min 36 sec

Our guest this week is Charles Robinson — Senior NFL Writer at Yahoo Sports. Charles (@CharlesRobinson) was one of the first national writers to weigh in on the St. Louis Rams litigation and then had a huge story this week of reports that Jon Gruden is weighing a lawsuit against the Raiders and the NFL following the Washington Football Team email leak. We discuss the critical concept of duress as to how/why Gruden possibly resigned without a walkaway agreement in place, where the St. Louis case goes from here, and -- of course -- we provide the heavy-hitting legal analysis. *** 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

Oct 20

1 hr 6 min

We cover the two NBA superstars facing sports law drama. First, Ben Simmons (4:15) who refused to report to the Philadelphia 76ers and then was suspended for - what else?? - conduct detrimental and then Kyrie Irving (14:15) who is not “anti-vaxx” but made the choice to not get the vaccine for whatever reason and the Brooklyn Nets have responded with a choice of their own -- "you're banned". Sticking with the vaccine topic, we move over to college football where Washington State Head Coach Nick Rolovich (22:30) was fired from the university for failing to get the vaccine by October 18th in violation of a state law mandate. Rolovich has since announced his intention to sue the school for religious discrimination. Lastly, we close the book on Evander Kane (30:32) who received a suspension for using a fake vaccination card though he was spared from punishment stemming from the assault and gambling allegations. LEGAL LIFE ADVICE (35:44) WHAT TO WATCH FOR (40:30): Dopesick, Squid Game, Bad Sport — Netflix’s New Sports Doc Series *** 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) Stephanie Weissenburger (@SWeissenburger_) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Oct 20

45 min 46 sec

PANELISTS: Randy Karraker, Tim McKernan, Benjamin Allbright, and Derek King MODERATORS: Dan Lust & Dan Wallach *** 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

Oct 15

2 hr 2 min

PANELISTS: Andrew Brandt, Jodi Balsam, and Tim McKernan MODERATORS: Dan Wallach & Dan Lust *** 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

Oct 15

2 hr 6 min

We discuss all things Jon Gruden (1:15) following his leaked emails and swift resignation of head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. Interestingly, these emails were uncovered during an unrelated investigation by a law firm into allegations of sexual harassment and toxic workplace surrounding the Washington Football Team. WFT Owner Dan Snyder, not Jon Gruden, was the subject of that investigation yet we didn’t see a single email about Snyder and a written report was never generated so we don’t know what quite what happened. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL reviewed 650,000 emails during its investigation into the Washington Football Team's workplace culture. Either Jon Gruden had the only offensive emails within the 650,000 or - far more likely - his were the only ones ownership ALLOWED to come out. Ask yourself why now? Was it to get out from under Jon Gruden’s albatross 10yr / $100M record contract to coach the Raiders until 2028… or did they need a fall guy to try and divert everyone’s attention from the WFT chaos. If owners wanted this kept secret, it would have been. We analyze the emails, talk about the lawyers involvement, and revisit the allegations against the Washington Football Team which led to these emails in the first place to try and get a better understanding of why they are coming out now. We then preview the St. Louis Rams Town Hall (29:37) and the latest on the case. *** 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) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Oct 12

32 min 54 sec

THE RUNDOWN: The NFL’s emergency application to a Missouri Appeals Court to try and take the Rams case away from a St. Louis jury (1:13); Impact of NLRB’s memo that “Student-Athletes” should be considered “Employees” and future of unionization in college sports (11:45); Ben Simmons mounting contract holdout with the Philadelphia 76ers (29:40); Washington Football Team facility raided by DEA / head athletic trainer placed on leave (40:37). What to Watch For / Legal Life Advice (48:50): Urban Meyer; Gabby Petito / Brian Laundrie; Seinfeld now on Netflix. *** 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) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) Stephanie Weissenburger (@SWeissenburger_) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Oct 6

1 hr 4 min

Dan, Mike, and Jason dissect the viral story up now on Conduct Detrimental. Former UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt once sued the UFC, President Dana White and one of UFC’s biggest stars Brock Lesnar, over an alleged doping scheme and fraudulent cover up. Specifically, Lesnar beat Hunt and then - afterwards - failed a drug test. Hunt alleged that if Lesnar didn’t have illegal drugs in his system that Hunt would have won the fight. The case was largely dismissed at the District Court level but in a surprising move, the Ninth Circuit overturned the dismissal on appeal. It has been revived... [Cue the Undertaker sit up GIF] Now that the case is back, Mark Hunt is doing a victory lap on social media and EXPLICITLY singing the praises of Jason Morrin and Conduct Detrimental for breaking the news to the world. The most-read article in the young history of ConductDetrimental.com We break it down.  *** 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) Mike Lawson (@Mike_SonOf_Law) Jason Morrin (@Jason_Morrin) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Oct 1

30 min

You ask, we deliver. Following Parts 1 & 2 of our St. Louis Rams Relocation Lawsuit coverage, the people of St. Louis reached out and asked if we could have someone FROM St. Louis on to talk about the important history - and build up - to this lawsuit. We asked our contacts in the area for an appropriate guest for Part 3 of our coverage and one name kept popping up… so we HAD to get him. Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) is that man and he's our special guest this week. He’s the Sports Columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and has a lot of opinions on this topic having covered the Rams firsthand and lived through the City’s efforts to save the team. Ben joins the show (6:55-55:04) to explain STL’s slow and painful divorce from the NFL, why he feels the city was unlawfully misled during these interactions, and what exactly it means to be a "Professional Liar". This includes the important backstory concerning the team’s stadium lease and the city's rejected proposal to build a new stadium. In so doing, he gives us all a window into the potential mindset of a St. Louis juror who will be called on to decide the fate of the NFL from within a St. Louis courtroom.  As is clear, the wounds are clearly still fresh in St. Louis. This will certainly factor into the jury selection process and the NFL’s damages evaluation. *** 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

Sep 29

1 hr 4 min

Our special guest this week is Sports Law Attorney Jim Quinn, one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the nation. In his 40+ years of practice, Jim has an incredible sports taw background including his representation of the players’ unions in all four of the major professional North American sports leagues. This includes a long history of fighting the NFL in Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations and, more recently, in a court of law in his representation of the City of Oakland in their lawsuit against the Raiders, the NFL, and every team owner. Jim joins the show (9:36-42:20) to talk about how his Oakland Raiders lawsuit compares and otherwise impacts the St. Louis Rams lawsuit, the NFL’s relocation policy, expert studies on the feasibility of further expansion (48 teams!), as well as the terms and conditions of a potential settlement.  Jim is a wealth of sports law knowledge and, notably, was a pioneer in shaping modern day free agency in sports. He shares his insights in his book, “Don't Be Afraid to Win: How Free Agency Changed the Business of Pro Sports” - available now on Amazon. *** 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

Sep 28

52 min 10 sec

Neither Deshaun Watson nor Evander Kane have been hit with criminal charges, yet both might not be able to play this year. For better or worse, with sports legal issues, the fear of a public relations nightmare seems to outweigh our traditional notions of justice, i.e., innocent until proven guilty goes out the window. We discuss the latest on Deshaun Watson and the NFL (1:56) and then AJ Perez of Front Office Sports joins to cover the breaking news on Evander Kane and the NHL (13:30). A FIRST in Conduct Detrimental history. We are thrilled to be joined by our first college athlete. N’Kosi Perry, Starting QB at Florida Atlantic University. N’Kosi joins (32:30) to discuss how he signed the first ever NIL deal with an alcohol company in the history of the country alongside Jose Herrera of Islamorada Beer Company and Trent Robison of First Round Management. We cover how three of them made history, how Florida has been as the forefront of the NIL movement, and the future of college athlete compensation. *** 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

Sep 23

59 min 46 sec

The biggest case in sports law that no one is talking about. When the St. Louis Rams franchise left for the greener pastures of Los Angeles it sparked a multi-billion dollar lawsuit between the City of St. Louis, the NFL, and team owners. It’s a case involving allegations of fraud, unjust enrichment, and breach of contract — and for sports purposes, it could change the team relocation process forever. Ben Fischer (@BenFischerSBJ) is our guest this week. He’s the NFL Staff Writer at the Sports Business Journal and has been closely covering this case. Together, we give you everything you need to know about this behemoth of a lawsuit. *** 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

Sep 20

1 hr 11 min

The ROADMAP: 3:03 - Florida Atlantic University (FAU) QB N'Kosi Perry and his NIL deal with Islamorada Beer Company as the first NIL deal with an alcohol company. 13:36 - Florida Panthers offer NIL deal to all FAU female student-athletes through Miami QB D'Eriq King's NIL company Dreamfield. 17:40 - Michigan State University Men's Basketball and Football players have an NIL deal with United Wholesale Mortgage, whose President and CEO Mat Ishbia is an alumni of MSU and donated $32 million earlier this year. The deal offers $500 stipends per month for every athlete on the basketball and football teams. Issues with NCAA booster rules?? 36:50 - Sports Betting Corner - Dan Wallach covers new developments in California, Arizona, and Florida 50:16 - WHAT TO WATCH FOR: More NIL deals with UCLA Jaylen Clark creating his own crypto and Gable Stevenson NIL deal with WWE and is going back to University of Minnesota. *** 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) Mike Lawson (@Mike_SonOf_Law) Tarun Sharma (@tksharmalaw) Jason Morrin (@Jason_Morrin) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Sep 10

43 min 46 sec

The ROADMAP: 4:22 - Deshaun Watson - Latest on the NFL’s investigation, potential discipline, and how the legal analysis factors into draft compensation in trade talks. 22:00 - Bishop Sycamore - The Fyre Festival of “High School” football and potential lawsuit coming from ESPN 36:50 - Sports Betting Corner - Dan Wallach covers new developments in California, Arizona, and Florida 50:16 - WHAT TO WATCH FOR  *** 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) Mike Lawson (@Mike_SonOf_Law) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Sep 2

1 hr 1 min

We are joined by special guest Nathan Fenno (@NathanFenno), Sports Enterprise Reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Nathan has been closely covering the investigation into the tragic passing of Los Angeles Angels’ Pitcher Tyler Skaggs in 2019 from an apparent drug overdose and the civil / criminal cases that resulted. Suddenly, these cases are at the center of the Sports Law world with a trial fast approaching, reports that 5 baseball players might testify, plus allegations that the L.A. Angles are not complying with federal prosecutors’ investigation. We break down all aspects of a story that could rock the organization… and the sport. The ROADMAP: 3:07 - Nerlens Noel v. Rich Paul & Klutch Sports. When a player sues one of the most influential agents in all of basketball, you must stop and analyze. This new $58M lawsuit touches upon an alleged breach of an agent’s duty to act in his client’s best interests. Noel, now a member of the New York Knicks, alleges that in 2017 Paul advised him to turn down a $70M - 4 Year deal from the Dallas Mavericks to try and strike even bigger as a true free agent so he could turn him into a “$100 million man.” However, this $100M contract never materialized. Instead, Noel claims he was forced to sign a series of near-minimum deals over the next few years because of Paul’s mishandling and apparent indifference to his financial interests — as opposed to some of the agent’s bigger names: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Trae Young, etc. 13:49 - The Tyler Skaggs Cases. Nathan Fenno joins the show to break down the various cases stemming from the death of Tyler Skaggs in 2019. We discuss the status of the federal investigation into his death, the upcoming trial, the other players involved, and what this means for the Angels & MLB moving forward. 46:28 - WHAT TO WATCH FOR: College Football’s new “Alliance” between the ACC, BIG TEN, and PAC 12… following up on our 7/13 podcast Rachel Nichols is on her way OUT at ESPN we revisit the legal liability to the network… the establishment of our new sports law job board courtesy of attorney Matthew Haage, Conduct Detrimental new “Jobs Contributor”!!!  *** 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

Aug 27

51 min 16 sec

It's Dan Lust and Mike Lawson on an extra edition of the show. We breakdown the first days of testimony on the Trevor Bauer restraining order hearing, the attorneys’ strategies, strengths/weaknesses in the case, update on the potential for criminal charges, and MLB's next move. *** 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) Mike Lawson (@Mike_SonOf_Law) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Aug 19

24 min 4 sec

We compare and contrast the two biggest legal allegations in sports right now alongside Bill Shaikin (MLB Staff Writer at the Los Angeles Times) and Matt Tympanick (Conduct Detrimental’s District Attorney) The ROADMAP: 2:13 - Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) joins the show to talk MLB’s legal process (investigatory and disciplinary procedures), guaranteed money in baseball versus football, past precedent, and how the Los Angeles Dodgers could seek relief from the remainder of Trevor Bauer’s $102M contract. 23:15 - Conduct Detrimental’s DA Matt Tympanick (@Tympanick20) joins the show to breakdown the Trevor Bauer testimony, his Dodgers’ & Indians’ allegations, and path to criminal charges before we turn our attention to Deshaun Watson (45:34), his looming Grand Jury indictment, impact on trade rumors and long-term NFL future. 55:26 - WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Barstool Sports gets NIL ban from Louisville & New York Sports Betting Update (Jay Z & Fanatics)… and LEGAL/LIFE ADVICE: John Doe picks between Corporate Law and Sports Law *** 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

Aug 18

1 hr 5 min

Ask and you shall receive... we have our first ever sponsor of the podcast: Themis Bar Review! (It's Story Time!!) *** First, we discuss how one of our writers, Jason Morrin, got an unreal shoutout from Jeff Passan, ESPN's national baseball writer, from his article on the new Omar Vizquel / Chicago White Sox Lawsuit (7:05)... Next up, it's Simone Biles who was heavily criticized by some for her decision to withdraw from certain Olympic events and one of our writers, Kate Rosenberg, took it upon herself to write an article about this "Unfair Prosecution," of all people, it actually reached Simone Biles! (15:35) *** (22:48)... Ryan Butler (@ButlerBets) of The Action Network joins the show to breakdown an explosive battle occurring on the Sports Betting front. How big? $500M a year...for 30 years, big. We provide an incredibly very high level discussion and the looming injunction that might tear everything down. Dan Wallach then makes a Mark Messier-Esque prediction. *** (1:13:50)... WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Cleveland Guardians Update ...and LEGAL/LIFE ADVICE: How one breaks into the Sports Law World *** 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. Sports Law 🚀 🚀 🚀 Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Aug 11

1 hr 20 min

Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben), Intellectual Property Attorney, is our special guest this week as he joins the show to discuss all things Cleveland Guardians. This is truly a story without any historical comparison so we'll take all the help we can get as we continue to provide breaking news on what appears to be an absolutely colossal mistake by a billion dollar baseball team. Again, our free legal advice is to suck it up and pay the roller derby team to end this embarrassing story. Note, this podcast is NOT sponsored by the Cleveland Guardians... but it should be... The ROADMAP: 1:27 - The Big 12 Cease & Desist. It’s not everyday that a Conference Commissioner threatens to sue a sports media behemoth… oh wait that’s never happened. The Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby went scorched earth on ESPN threatening to sue them for “Tortious Interference” for their alleged role in helping schools bolt the conference to go elsewhere and thereby breach their conference contracts. Bowlsby claims he has concrete evidence to show that ESPN got caught with their hand in the cookie jar and is sending a very LOUD message that he’ll go after anyone that threatens his conference. We discuss who might be next on Bowlsby’s hit list and what happens legally if the conference disintegrates. Then the question is what happens to the rest of the college sports landscape with conference realignment on the horizon and looming mega negotiations in this game of school musical chairs. (More on ConductDetrimental.com courtesy of John Sigety & Mel Stack) 11:54 - Battle of Cleveland Guardians. “This could be a problematic case for MLB.” Our special guest, Josh Gerben - Intellectual Property Attorney, joins the show and gives an incredible breakdown of what is trending towards an “epic” battle... it’s the Original Guardians (Roller Derby) versus The Invader Guardians (Baseball). We walk through the various trademark filings by: an apparent NY squatter, by the Indians (in the country of Mauritis???) and then by the Roller Derby Guardians (interestingly after the Indians’ announcement). Josh then analyzes Roller Derby’s first-use argument and why the Indians might actually have a losing trademark case; the overall impact of new Roller Derby merchandise, and their post-announcement use of the website/social. We also debate the looming “abandonment” question as to whether Roller Derby gave up the mark due to inactivity during the pandemic. Moving forward, we discuss settlement talks and how much it should cost Baseball to take the website, social media, and the trademark free and clear. (More on ConductDetrimental.com with insights from a Top Roller Derby Executive courtesy of Stephanie Weissenburger) 42:00 - What to Watch For: The NHL Investigation on San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane & Looming Trade, Arrival of Dan Lust’s Cleveland Guardians Merchandise, Buffalo Sports (Relocation & Sabers' Jack Eichel’s Medical Dispute), Daily Fantasy Oral Argument 47:10 - Legal/Life Advice: Steph tells her story of surviving the Bar Exam *** 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) Mike Lawson (@Mike_sonof_Law) Steph Weissenburger (@SWeissenburger_) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental) ConDetrimental@Gmail.com

Aug 5

51 min 38 sec

Sports Attorneys Dan Wallach and Dan Lust talk all things surrounding the explosive allegations concerning Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks which seem to originate from the Instagram posts of his wife, Anna Kane. They hit it all: the NHL's active gambling investigation, the available evidence at this stage, how the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement comes into play, Evander Kane's troublesome legal history, Evander Kane's equally troublesome gambling & financial history, possible defamation/libel causes of action against Anna Kane, the impact from looming divorce proceedings, defending in a court of law versus defending in the court of public opinion, the scope of punishment potentially facing Evander Kane and how it compares to DeShaun Watson (NFL) & Trevor Bauer (MLB), as well as the ongoing conversations that should be going on with all sides' legal teams.  For more check out our ongoing coverage on ConductDetrimental.com including the two comprehensive Evander Kane articles up now:  "Evander Kane: The Pete Rose Punishment?" by Mike Lawson (examines the NHL CBA’s treatment of gambling and chances that Kane will be get the Pete Rose Treatment) "Evander Kane's Legal Fight To Save His Career" by Jessica Shaw (discusses the crisis management strategy of Evander Kane's legal team and possibility of a possible defamation suit) *** 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

Aug 1

44 min 57 sec

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

Jul 29

1 hr 5 min

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)

Jul 23

1 hr 15 min

The ROADMAP: 3:10 - Barstool & NIL: Are “Barstool Athletes” breaking state law and/or school rules given Barstool’s ties to the gambling industry? How about if you gave Barstool a picture of you with the school logo and colors but you didn’t have permission from the school? What is being done to educate athletes? Is your eligibility at risk for a violation? As of today, reports are that a staggering 140,000 athletes across D1, D2, and D3 have applied to Barstool. That’s roughly 1/3 of all athletes. However, no one seems to have a clear answer to these questions, leaving open the possibly that more schools - like AIC - will take a stand against Barstool and prohibit any type of partnerships. NIL is a cluster. Be informed. 25:20 - Trevor Bauer Allegations. The accusations against the reigning Cy Young Award Winner are very messy. A woman says — during a consensual sexual encounter with Bauer — that he rendered her unconscious for a period of time and that she did not consent to the actions he performed while she remained unconscious. Bauer’s lawyer meanwhile put out a statement that included the following, “Any allegations that the pair’s encounters were not 100% consensual are baseless…” Still, there are some things you can consent to in a BEDROOM that you cannot consent to in a COURT OF LAW. Where’s the line? How does this compare to Deshaun Watson? We debate the new case against the Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher. 38:00 - Burning Controversy at ESPN HQ. Rachel Nichols was displeased that Maria Taylor was given the job to host the NBA Finals last year over her. She voiced this frustration to a media friend. She did not know, however, that this private conversation in her hotel room was being recorded to ESPN’s servers. This recoding and her controversial perspective would make their way around ESPN before being leaked — by someone — to the New York Times last week. Some speculate the leak was done by Maria Taylor since she's in the middle of a contract negotiation with ESPN but no one knows for sure. A public relations nightmare with multiple people who could sue and even potentially criminal ramifications. We break it down. *** 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) Conduct Detrimental (@ConDetrimental)

Jul 13

1 hr 10 min

Dan Werly, Tennessee Titans General Counsel and Conduct Detrimental Co-Creator, makes his triumphant return to the show (4:20 - 44:55) to discuss where he’s been for the last few years. He tries to answer the unanswerable question of how someone goes from private practice lawyer, to blogger, to podcast host, to sports lawyer, to General Counsel of both an MLS and NFL Franchise!!??? As Werly discusses, “networking” opens doors but persistence is needed to knock doors down. A masterclass in how to leverage contacts to find the right clients and career to match your personality and interests. Werly explains his dream role: running legal for an NFL franchise. And the big news… this podcast was created to expand Sports Law and we’re now taking another step in that direction. Today, we launch ConductDetrimental.com to provide a singular-focused Sports Law platform open to anyone and everyone that wants to contribute. Writing is how we got our start and remains a crucial step in your Sports Law portfolio to distinguish yourself in this niche. Our goal is that you’ll get your resume to stand out, foster more connections, and push your career closer to your passion. Sports Law is meant to be fun and we hope this site is an extension of the fun we have on the podcast and social media so that we can continue to grow Sports Law together. *** Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Mike Lawson (@Mike_SonOf_Law) Stephanie Weissenburger (@SWeissenburger_) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Jul 7

47 min 9 sec

MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor (5:25 - 46:23) returns to the show to cover the historic changes to the NCAA landscape. As both a lawyer and the longest-tenured D1 Commish (33 years), he’s a fantastic resource to see how Conferences, Athletic Directors, and the NCAA are interpreting the new laws and overhauling their systems to adapt to the NIL Era. We discuss the differing rules at the State & School level, the impact of the Supreme Court decision, what the lawyers could have done differently, the future of agents in the NCAA, the finer points of the impending federal bill, and the Kaplan Equity report dealing with the NCAA’s ongoing gender disparity. Loaded episode for a historic day— we touch upon EVERYTHING you need to know to guide you through the chaos that is the Wild Wild West. *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Mike Lawson (@Mike_SonofTheLaw) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Jul 1

52 min 13 sec

Professor Marc Edelman joins the show (5:44 - 36:58) to breakdown a historic day in Sports Law. We cover the United States Supreme Court’s decision on NCAA v. Alston. After oral argument, Professor Edelman boldly predicted a 9-0 unanimous verdict against the NCAA when no one else did. He explains the historical precedence of the decision, what to make of the scathing language in the opinion(s), how this impacts the simultaneous NIL / paying college athletes debate, and whether the NCAA can survive this kind of a judicial blow. *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Jun 21

43 min 8 sec

The ROADMAP: 7:05 - California Sports Lawyer, Jeremy Evans, visits live and in-person from California. We discuss the early years of Sports Law, why the Competition Circuit was absolutely the coolest part of law school, how to effectively network within the industry, marketing once you are in practice, and the importance of non-Sports legal jobs on your Sports Law career path. We start here and sprinkle it in throughout the show. Sports Law from coast-to-coast! 16:23 - MLB’s Sticky Situation. The Era where players we once viewed as heroes were all of a sudden cast as villains. No, not the Hitters of the Steroid Era... the Pitchers of the Sticky Era. Baseball felt the need to intervene and course-correct a problem they felt was out of control. As Trevor Bauer once put it, “70 percent of the pitchers in the league use some sort of technically illegal substance on the ball.” And how will MLB agents deal with outspoken clients, the MLBPA with suspensions, and teams with guaranteed contracts? How is this even fair considering the lack of Astros punishment? We breakdown the complex dilemma at the heart of baseball. 31:25 - Global Tennis Merger on the horizon and what it means for the rest of the Men’s & Women’s Professional Sports Landscape particularly given the rapid changes to the definition of an "Amateur" Athlete. 36:49 - Horse Racing Legal Trifecta. Straight from the horse’s mouth: “No one is safe from a Bob Baffert lawsuit.” Another round of lawsuits from Horse Racing’s bad boy. His most recent challenge in New York is based on an alleged violation of the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. He alleges he was improperly suspended from New York’s Premier racing tracks without a proper hearing and an opportunity to defend himself. There's also his claim of a contaminated sample that raises some eyebrows. We know this… Baffert is not going to take the Bonds/Armstrong label without a vicious fight in the courts.  52:20 - WHAT TO WATCH FOR — Texas becomes the 6th State to Legalize NIL on 7/1, NCAA Senate Hearing 2.0, NBA Playoffs Heating Up, & More Burritoisms! *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Mike Lawson (@Mike_SonOf_Law) Stephanie Weissenburger (@SWeissenburger_)

Jun 17

59 min 43 sec

Darren Heitner joins the show (8:32 - 36:13) to cover the United States Senate Hearing “NCAA Athlete NIL Rights,” covering the pressing need for federal legislation in the college sports arena. We discuss which states have now passed NIL, the next ones to follow, and how this will impact the urgency of Congress and the timeline for the NCAA’s own NIL. We assess the performance of NCAA President Mark Emmert and the possibility of injunctions filed by the NCAA against states to block their NIL from going into effect. Emmert got attacked by politicians on both sides of the aisle… but is it all for show… or does Congress truly have a plan to pass legislation? July 1st looms large. Tick Tock.  *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Jun 10

41 min 50 sec

The ROADMAP: 2:36 - Alex Rodriguez’s NBA Acquisition in Jeopardy. Just as A-Rod thought he was buying into a majority position in the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, an owner with a 17% position in the team has filed a lawsuit to block the sale with an injunction. He’s suing for breach of contract and breach of implied duty of good faith and fair dealing. He’s seeking to amend the terms of the deal with A-Rod to ensure that the team stays in Minnesota and cannot be relocated to Seattle, Louisville, Vegas, etc. We discuss the history of basketball in Minnesota -- just ask George Mikan!  14:50 - The Water Bottle Felony. A 21-year old Boston Celtics fan has been arrested and hit with felony charges for throwing a water bottle at the Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving. It caps a week of bizarre fan incidents across NBA arenas (Trae Young spit on, Russell Westbrook showered with popcorn) — and during the playoffs no less. Fans have finally returned to the stands and it is abundantly clear that they’ve forgotten how to conduct themselves. Now the Suffolk County District Attorney is sending an emphatic message that this will NOT be tolerated by slapping the fan with Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, a felony carrying a 10-year prison sentence! We breakdown the video footage of the Kyrie incident and debate if the punishment truly fits the crime. 26:32 - Police Witness Marcell Ozuna Domestic Incident. The Atlanta Braves signed Ozuna to a 4-year $65M extension this offseason and just months later he’s on the verge of possibly being released. Ozuna is wrapped up in very disturbing allegations having been charged with aggravated assault by strangulation and battery, both under domestic violence laws. The police responded to the incident and claim to have witnessed a portion of the altercation. This makes it an exponentially easier case for the prosecution and, likewise, exponentially easier to get an MLB suspension. We discuss the fallout and role of the MLB Players’ Association. 36:03 - $100M MLB All Star Game Lawsuit. A collection of businesses in Atlanta have filed a massive lawsuit against Major League Baseball stemming from the league’s decision to move the game from Atlanta and into Denver. Baseball was transparent as to why they moved the game - their disapproval of the voting laws in the State of Georgia. These businesses claim that All-Star sites have typically earned $40M-$150M in revenue so they are suing for lost profits and asking for the game to come back. It’s a lawsuit based in promissory estoppel and detrimental reliance. We break it down. 43:31 - WHAT TO WATCH FOR — Indy 500, College Baseball, Nebraska Home Opener, and Dan’s 2nd kid is due soon! *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Jun 3

49 min 22 sec

The ROADMAP: 2:45 - Was Julio Jones ILLEGALLY RECORDED by Shannon Sharpe live on-air? If this wasn’t staged, a crime was committed. Simply put, Undisputed is filmed in California, which is one of the states that follows the "two-party consent" law. In these states, it’s a crime to record a private telephone call without the consent of all parties involved. Either way, reports are that the Atlanta Falcons and NFL are not happy with Fox Sports — we investigate the legitimacy and the potential fallout. 13:00 - New Lawsuit brought by Tampa Bay Rays Ownership — Minority owners of the team have filed a lawsuit alleging that Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg was involved in a fraudulent scheme by secretly paying himself while strategically withholding distributions, saddling the minority partners with massive tax obligations, pressuring some to sell shares, and transferring all the valuable assets into a new company he owned. And moreover, secretly negotiating a deal for the team to move to Montreal! We break it down. 25:01 - Olivia Moultrie takes on the NWSL — In 2003, Ohio State Star RB Maurice Clarett sued the NFL over a rule that prevented him from entering the Draft because he was too young. He lost. And now, Moultrie, a 15-year-old soccer phenom has sued the NWSL over a rule that similarly prevents her from entering the league... but she won! A Judge awarded her with a temporary restraining order this week, making her free to sign with any team. However, the looming CBA negotiation complicates matters. 34:28 - NIL Update / Paying College Athletes. As of July 1st, five states (Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, & New Mexico) are allowing in-state athletes to receive compensation. Two big college football powerhouses, Ohio & Texas, seem to be on the horizon of passing their own laws and joining the NIL conversation. We provide the latest and the impact of the looming Supreme Court decision in NCAA v. Alston. 42:36 - Deshaun Watson Update — a new case scheduling order dictates that Watson’s deposition cannot occur before February 22, 2022. We discuss the impact on settlement and the timeframe on potential criminal charges and an NFL suspension 45:05 - WHAT TO WATCH FOR: NBA Playoffs, Logan Paul & Conor McGregor Fights, the Drive to Survive on Ferrari’s Monaco Mishap, Sports Books *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Mike Lawson (@Mike_SonOf_Lawson) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) Stephanie Weissenburger (@SWeissenburger_) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

May 26

49 min 30 sec

The ROADMAP: 3:07 - Sports Betting Rumble — Dan Wallach returns to the podcast to fill us in on the heated debate at the center of the Sports Betting industry that has kept him away from the show. As more states are inclined to legalize, it’s the nuance in state law that is complicated the timeframe. All eyes are on Florida now as haymakers are being thrown all around. Wallach - THE Sports Betting Guru - gives us both sides of the argument. 18:00 - Tyson Fury v. Deontay Wilder Arbitration. The legal dispute at the center of the heavyweight boxing world centers on whether Wilder had a valid and enforceable rematch clause in his contract after losing to Fury in February 2020. Tyson Fury had a title bout scheduled against a different fighter, Anthony Joshua, but those talks are now on hold based on the Arbitrator’s decision. We explain what legal rights Wilder and Fury have post-Arbitration. 32:18 - MLBPA $500M’s Grievance. Rob Manfred: MLB was set on 60-game 2020 season 'no matter how negotiations with players went' ... "The reality is," Manfred said, "we weren't going to play more than 60 games no matter how the negotiations with the players went." Manfred's statement is at the heart of the union’s allegation that the league intentionally delayed the 2020 season to force them into only 60 games— costing players millions in revenue from a shortened season. A massive chip when it comes to the renegotiation of the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement when it expires in December. 39:45 - Bob Baffert is sued by bettors in California Federal Court for allegedly cheating in the Kentucky Derby. With a loss in the Preakness and a fresh ban from the Belmont Stakes— things are trending the wrong direction for Baffert. We breakdown the merits of the bettors’ case, whether we expect more to join the class-action against Baffert, and the lasting impact on Horse Racing. 48:09 - Dan Lust is the new Sports Law Professor at New York Law School. Here’s the story of how it happened. *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

May 21

56 min 11 sec

The ROADMAP: 3:12 - Bob Baffert / Medina Spirit — Legendary Horse Racing trainer Bob Baffert goes from winning the Kentucky Derby for a record 7th time, to getting banned from the Kentucky Derby following Medina Spirit’s post-race test results. His latest infraction, his 5th in the last year, takes him from the GOAT conversation to the Lance Armstrong conversation. We discuss the PR strategy behind his recent media tour, legal remedies to fight a race ban, and the road to contesting the Kentucky Derby results. 15:46 - MLB has approved the Oakland Athletics request to explore relocation options. This comes after the Warriors and Raiders have already left the city so the Athletics are the last pro team left. The franchise is in a public fight with the city of Oakland involving some interesting litigation regarding the plans for a new stadium. We discuss the relevant MLB rules concerning teams moving to a new location and other teams’ so-called "territories" that are off-limits for relocation. 28:05 - Deshaun Watson — Been a little too quiet on this front. Is it the calm before the storm (criminal case imminent) or are Buzbee & Hardin on the verge of orchestrating a global settlement to close out all cases? The NFL Network’s Rich Eisen is reporting that he heard a settlement was in the works. Our legal instincts are saying these reports are wrong know how hard it is to settle 20+ cases in a sensitive matter like this. We debate and pinpoint exactly where this case is in the litigation phase. 39:51 - What to Watch for — Hulu Documentary Trifecta (Nickelodeon[!!!], WeWork, & Who Let The Dogs Out) and NBA TopShot’s Makeover *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Mike Lawson (@Mike_sonof_Law) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

May 12

46 min 4 sec

The ROADMAP: 1:04 - The NHL’s botched handling of punishment for the Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson, the New York Rangers, and all the insanity in between. 15:12 - Update in the Vanessa Bryant litigation against Los Angeles County. 20:48 - If you’re one of the 2M who illegally watched the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren boxing match, Triller is warning you to pay up NOW or else you’re getting sued. 32:22- Name Image & Likeness Laws. Georgia becomes the 5th state to pass NIL laws the become effective on July 1st, we breakdown the recruiting/transfer implications. 36:23 - Andy Schwarz, Sports Economist & Co-Founder of the Professional Collegiate League joins the show. We cover the biggest sports business and legal issues in college sports including the alternatives to playing in college (the PCL & Overtime Leagues) as well as whether the NCAA can survive the onslaught of state and federal NIL laws. *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Mike Lawson (@Mike_sonof_Law) Tarun Sharma (TKSharmaLaw) Stephanie Weissenburger (@SWeissenburger_) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

May 7

1 hr 23 min

The ROADMAP: 2:39 - New Umpire/Ref Bill. We are joined by Jake Joling, a 2L at Wisconsin Law, to debate the finer points of Wisconsin’s controversial law which seeks to criminalize both PHYSICAL and VERBAL abuse towards umpires and referees via a Class A Misdemeanor. In addition to being a resident of the state and a law student there, Jake has several years worth of baseball umping experience and speaks directly to public policy / why the law was put in place and - simultaneously - fends off a hot bench full of tough questions. 17:49 - LSU Class Action. Seven women have filed a federal class action-lawsuit against LSU, claiming the school conspired to cover up sexual misconduct. LSU is accused of prioritizing football over safety and creating a "culture of silence.” The new lawsuit claims that LSU discriminated against and retaliated when women would try to report rape, domestic violence, and other campus problems. We discuss how this fits together with the other allegations against the school. 27:08 - Another Snyder Bomb. Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder in a new court filing accuses John Moag, a prominent lawyer and sports investment banker, of destroying evidence in a defamation lawsuit. At issue in the underlying case is who exactly provided information to a media outlet alleging that Snyder was connected to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The question is whether and why Moag may have deleted his own incriminating emails. 36:49 - Vanessa Bryant ends Kobe deal with Nike. There was an expectation that Nike would present a true “lifetime” structure similar to those held by both Michael Jordan and LeBron James— but that’s apparently not what occurred. Per Vanessa, “we will always do everything we can to honor Kobe and Gigi's legacies. That will never change.” We discuss how contract negotiations broke down and what could be in store for the Kobe brand. 50:05 - What to Watch For: Expecting #GirlDad... The $430K Meme NFT... Baseball & The Law Book... Disney's Big Shot & Mighty Ducks... *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Apr 29

54 min 30 sec

The ROADMAP: 2:40 - Sifting through the Super League's ashes. Where did it all go wrong? Did the Sports Law Avengers really save the day???? We recap its swift downfall and the role of fan protests across the world. The leaked terms of the “binding contracts” and punitive “exit clauses” signed by Super League teams now create some intriguing legal scenarios moving forward: mega breach of contract lawsuits and/or sanctions against the 12 clubs. 15:11 - Florida Sports Betting Chaos. We jump back into the fiery legislative debates on passing sports-related laws. You might want sports betting badly in your state but as Wallach cautions, “No deal is better than a bad deal.” When it comes to sports betting there is a complex web of legalese and interplay with Tribal Laws-- and now Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis is right in the middle of the controversy. THE Sports Betting guru, Dan Wallach, tells us the word on the ground in Florida and how this debate impacts discussions around the country. 32:15 - UPDATE: Paying College Athletes. Four states now have passed laws that allow athletes to be paid starting on July 1st: Florida, New Mexico, Mississippi, and Alabama. We discuss where the rest of the country stands, the NCAA’s legal counterpunch, and what will happen to the alarmingly large amount of athletes in the transfer portal. 36:01 - Deshaun Watson Update. A very slippery slope that Watson’s legal team is heading down. In a case that now purely comes down to credibility, it’s going to be difficult to show that each and every one of the women are just lying… but that’s exactly what Rusty Hardin is trying to do. The messy question that isn’t getting enough focus — if Watson is actually admitting to paying these masseuses for consensual acts, isn’t that quasi-prostitution? And if so, couldn’t a suspension still result under the NFL’s personal conduct policy… even if he settles everything or goes 20-0 at trial? We discuss. *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Apr 23

57 min 39 sec

Fan or not, what’s going on with the Super League is an ESSENTIAL case study for any and all sports fans. In this jam-packed episode we break it down with law students, professors, and lawyers from across the world to understand the true significance of these landmark events. Of note, this episode came together in a few hours thanks to the power of social media with guests from Manchester, to California, to Scotland, to Florida to Belgium to New York... “SPORTS LAWYERS ASSEMBLE!!!!!!!!!!!” The 2nd panel is full of legal experts to give you a masterclass on the complex legal and business issues at play. Meanwhile, the 1st panel is designed to explain the sports-specific elements of the Super League at a baseline level. Pick your starting point based on your current level of understanding— but between both you’ll leave with a full understanding of the landscape and ready to follow all the fireworks to follow. *** The ROADMAP: Panel #1: The SPORTS Ramifications (9:46 - 46:21) - WHAT IS GOING ON?!? - Impact on Champions, Europa, and Domestic Leagues - Comparing to NFL, NBA, and March Madness - World Cup Chaos - GUESTS: Gregory Termolle (🇧🇪); Kenan Hamarsheh (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿) *** Panel #2: The LEGAL Ramifications (47:57 - 1:27:44) - Player’s Legal Options: Where are the Unions? - League & Club Options - Arsenal of realistic sanctions/bans versus pure bluffs - Scouring the Fine Print: what agents are looking at in their clients’ deals as well as what language executives are looking for in TV contracts - Antitrust has Entered the Chat. What jurisdictions would lawsuits be filed, what they would look like, and nuances in international methods to preventing monopolies - Injunctions & Public Policy Arguments: How fan reaction factors in… and why public ownership in clubs adds another complicated element - GUESTS: Prof. Katarina Pijetlovic (Manchester Law); Prof. Steven Bank (UCLA Law), Prof. Ted Curtis (Lynn Sports Management); and Tom Babcock, Esq. (American Outlaws Syracuse) *** Kat’s Book: “EU Sports Law & Breakaway Leagues in Football" (available on Amazon) Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Apr 20

1 hr 30 min

The ROADMAP: 1) Intro & Legal Sports Betting NOW COMING to NY, AZ, and MD 2) 6:17 —  Lawyer Jason Cruz joins the show to talk UFC, MMA, and all things legal in and around Combat Sports 3) 7:55 — Massive UFC Antitrust Case & Fundamental Issues 4) 20:01 — Why a Fighters’ Union May Be Coming 5) 24:00 — UFC President Dana White attacks Piracy (“surprise for u m***** f****** this year”) 6) 27:12 — Future of Betting in the Sport 7) 30:30 — Ariel Helwani’s Looming Free Agency / Tremendous Negotiation Leverage 8) 32:75 — Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, & Contract Law 9) 38:22 — Mark Hunt v. Brock Lesnar Lawsuit 10) 44:13 — [End of Interview]. MLB’s Antitrust Exemption under attack from political foes. What it means for the active litigation MLB... See, October 8, 2020 episode with Garrett Broshius, lead counsel in the minor leaguers’ lawsuit *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Apr 16

51 min 48 sec

The ROADMAP: 1) 5:37 — The Deshaun Watson case begins to turn as Buzbee takes a back seat and accusers take the microphone; the Red Wedding of sponsorship as Nike & Co. cut bait on Watson; Tony Buzbee and Rusty Hardin duke it out in emergency motion practice; more litigating the case in the press and, of course, more Buzbeeisms. 2) 22:29 — Trouble in Baton Rouge as LSU Tigers are facing heavy fire, principally a $50M Title IX lawsuit against the school. There’s an apparent lack of institutional control (similar to Penn State with Joe Paterno) that threatens the future of the university. 3) 34:14— LA Chargers Family Dispute. The Intersection of Sports with Trusts & Estates is where we find ourselves at the center of a messy battle between the Spanos Family, the owners of the Los Angeles Chargers. A new legal petition alleges that the family trust’s debts and expenses exceed $353M and Trust Law - and an alleged breach of a fiduciary duty - now requires the team to be sold. The fate of the franchise is now in a Judge’s hand. Enter: Jeff Bezos?  4) 50:07 — MLB All-Star Game moved out of Georgia in response to the passage of a new voting law. The decision to move the game out of Georgia and into Colorado has sparked controversy. We disagree & we discuss. 5) 1:04:14 — UPDATES: Nike-v-Satan, Tiger Woods Crash, New Mexico joins Florida by passing NIL that goes into effect on July 1st 6) 1:06:09 — What to Watch For... Masters, Duke Law Symposium, & ABA-v-NBA Book *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) Stephanie Weissenburger (@SWeissenburger_) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Apr 12

1 hr 15 min

The Super Bowl of Sports Law!!! After a historic occasion like the U.S. Supreme Court taking on college sports, we are honored to have Lawyer / MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor join the show. His MAAC conference includes: Canisius, Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, Niagara, Quinnipiac, Rider, Saint Peter’s, and Siena. Along with Rich, we cover all things at the intersection of College Sports & Law. The ROADMAP: 1) 1:00 — Our thoughts on NCAA-v-Alston, recap live tweets of the joyous occasion and give Supreme Court predictions 2) 7:20 — MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor joins the show! How this huge basketball fan / Seton Hall Law grad ended up becoming the longest tenured NCAA D1 Commissioner in the country and Treasurer of the Sports Lawyers Association. He’s very outspoken on all things college sports and an absolute wealth of Sports Law knowledge from his 30+ years of experience at the helm of the MAAC Conference. 3) 12:55 — Title IX issues, Possibility of Gender Lawsuits, TikTok at the heart of the Mens-v-Womens Basketball Bubble Controversy. See, Oregon’s Sedona Prince v. NCAA (March 2021) (“we got a weight room yeaaaaaaa”). 4) 24:58 — Recapping NCAA-v-Alston; State/Federal NIL is coming… how will college sports adapt? What to do about the looming Florida problem? 5) 32:05 — The Future of Sports Betting and College Sports 6) 41:30 — MAAC in March Madness, Transfer Portal Dilemma, and Trouble with Granting Eligibility Extensions 7) 57:49 — The Career Path. How to go from Political Science Major to NCAA Power-Player. The role his law school education played in his journey and how he uses it in his day-to-day responsibilities. *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Apr 2

59 min 51 sec

The ROADMAP: 1) 3:06 — Deshaun Watson now with 19 civil cases against him; Sports Illustrated speaks to the first accuser, “Mary”, who refused to be represented by The Buzbee Law Firm; Tony Buzbee goes back on his word and will now NOT provide materials to the Houston Police Department due to a possible conflict of interest from his mayoral campaign and/or that Deshaun Watson’s lawyer has a son who works for HPD. 2) 15:17— WFT Dan Snyder Owner goes from fighting toxic workplace and sexual harassment allegations ** and potentially being forced to sell the team ** to all of a sudden buying out the minority members and becoming the 100% owner of Washington Football Team. Snyder should really take Goodell out to a steak dinner. 3) 27:50 — Nike files trademark infringement lawsuit against MSCHF over controversial the Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes” project. Putting human blood in shoes? Bold strategy, Cotton. 4) 39:45 — [Instagram Poll Winner] - Britney Spears has filed to have her father permanently removed  from her personal conservatorship. #FreeBritney 5) 48:53 — Barstool Deposition. We breakdown footage of Dave Portnoy’s viral deposition in the breach of contract suit brought by comedian Michael Rapaport… and what NOT to do when you’re conducting a deposition. 6) 57:09 — What to Watch for; NCAA v. Alston; MLB Begins; NYLS Sports Law Symposium; F1 / Drive to Survive *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) Mike Lawson (@Mike_sonof_Law) Tarun Sharma (@TKSharmaLaw) Stephanie Weissenburger (@SWeissenburger_) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Mar 31

1 hr 4 min

On 3/31, oral argument in Alston will occur in the Supreme Court... the first college sports case to reach the highest court in 40 years. We give you everything you need to know! *** The ROADMAP: 1) 1:15 — Deshaun Watson now with 14 civil cases against him; His lawyer, Rusty Hardin, plays the “blackmail” card in his first public statement; Victims' Lawyer Tony Buzbee called a liar by the Houston Police Department / tries to get it to a grand jury; we cover it all.  2) 11:36 — Background of Gregg Clifton & Warren Zola 3) 16:25 — Interview Begins: The Supreme Court taking the NCAA-v-Alston case and why it's so important to the future of college sports 4) 25:35 — Antitrust Analysis. NIL Benefits/Potential 5) 34:50 — How a SCOTUS ruling will impact state NIL statutes like Florida’s that goes into effect July 2021 6) 45:06 — NIL Full Scale: Stare Decisis and Forum Shopping in California 7) 51:45 — Possible Outcomes of SCOTUS Ruling on Alston & Parting Thoughts 8) 57:09 — Enter the Solicitor General / How to Follow Oral Arguments on 3/31 *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Mar 25

1 hr 4 min

The ROADMAP: 1) 1:05 — After thousands of votes... the Winner of the “1L Iconic Case Bracket” is none other than the “cagey veteran” Helen Palsgraf! The Dans breakdown the bracket results.  2) 4:20 — Background on New York Senator Joe Addabbo, federal involvement in passing sports betting legislation, how legalization of gambling compares to the process of getting college athletes paid 3) 12:59 — Where New York stands with legalizing sports betting, competing proposals within the state pitting his against Governor Cuomo’s; Why NY is lagging behind other states; creation of sports betting jobs; allowing gambling at sports venues, and role of state constitution 5) 27:55 — From Lawyer to Senator. What he did on his path that got him to where he is today and the value of working for a small firm for transitioning into politics 6) 33:00 — Gambling royalties paid to leagues; future of iGaming; casino extension; site selection versus new license holders, possibility of constitutional amendment 7) 49:03 — Houston, we have a problem... Deshaun Watson demands a trade from the Texans— they reportedly refuse and now chaos ensues. As of today, Watson has been sued by 7+ massage therapists for allegations of sexual assault. The same attorney, Tony Buzbee, is representing all victims and has indicated that as many as 22 separate lawsuits may be filed. Conspiracy theories are buzzing as there are reported ties between the lawyer and Texans' ownership. We dissect the attorney’s media strategy, jury pool considerations, the evidence behind the allegations, and the NFL’s investigation / looming suspension. *** Have a question or something you want us to cover next episode? Drop us a DM on Instagram or Twitter:  Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) The Show (@ConDetrimental)

Mar 20

1 hr 14 min