Author Archives: Rajiv Radia

About Rajiv Radia

Rajiv is a third year law student at American University - Washington College of Law in Washington DC and a long time sports fanatic.

Donald Sterling’s Challenge Against NBA Discipline

Ever since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned (now former) LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, arguments have emerged for and against the decision. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently commented that the action is a ‘slippery slope’, likely out … Continue reading

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Trust Issues: Donald Sterling Ruled ‘Mentally Incapacitated’

With new stories emerging daily involving Donald Sterling and the Los Angeles Clippers, the latest twist in the plot is that Sterling had recently been declared ‘mentally incapacitated’ by experts, making him unfit to negotiate the sale of the team, … Continue reading

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Don Jones’ Tweets and Regulating Social Media Use of Professional Athletes

Among the many stories surrounding the historical drafting of Michael Sam into the NFL, Dolphins safety Don Jones’ tweet was quickly and wisely squashed into the past through swift action by the team. Although Jones’ reaction was not to the actual … Continue reading

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American University Washington College of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Blog

I would like to direct readers to the AU Sports and Entertainment Law Blog that was launched yesterday. We will have articles on the latest stories in sports and entertainment law written by students at the law school. Many of … Continue reading

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Defending Richie Incognito

This might come a few hours too late in light of the statement by Jonathan Martin’s attorney, David Cornwell, but in the event that Martin sues Incognito, there are a couple of ways to approach a defense. The first way … Continue reading

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Vicarious Liability? Incognito Told by Coaches to ‘Toughen Up’ Martin

New reports are emerging that Richie Incognito was told by his coaches to toughen Martin up. I’m not sure whether Incognito has spoken to an attorney or received legal advice from anyone but if he’s responsible for this information coming … Continue reading

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Hostile Work Environment: Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito and the Miami Dolphins

By now most of us have heard about the story involving Miami Dolphin’s offensive linemen Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. In short, Martin left the team last week due to incidents of hazing and bullying by Incognito. According to multiple … Continue reading

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