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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. SUBSCRIBE to THE Sp ...
 
My Baseball History is a long form interview podcast. Each episode, Dan Wallach (Executive Director, Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum) talks to someone new who has some sort of association to the game of baseball, learns about how they fell in love with the game, and how they got where they are today.
 
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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 misse…
 
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 defi…
 
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 Derb…
 
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.…
 
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 Su…
 
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 eleme…
 
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 th…
 
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…
 
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 o…
 
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 l…
 
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 wit…
 
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) Co…
 
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.c…
 
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…
 
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); Wash…
 
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 Lesna…
 
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 nam…
 
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 t…
 
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 Desh…
 
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…
 
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 Fo…
 
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 C…
 
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…
 
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 publi…
 
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), guarante…
 
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 B…
 
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 bill…
 
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 Ag…
 
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…
 
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 h…
 
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 v…
 
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 …
 
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. W…
 
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 m…
 
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…
 
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 N…
 
On this episode, Dan Wallach talks with Josée Tellier, a baseball artist, illustrator, and Expos connoisseur from Montréal. Send your written or recorded questions to be read or played on future episodes to shoelesspodcast@gmail.com, or by tagging @shoelesspodcast on twitter. Don't forget to rate, review, and listen on iTunes, Google, Spotify, Stit…
 
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 dea…
 
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 i…
 
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 bei…
 
On this episode, Dan Wallach talks with Richard Davis, a Wade Boggs Super Collector whose Boggs Tavern houses one of the biggest Wade Boggs collections in the world. Send your written or recorded questions to be read or played on future episodes to shoelesspodcast@gmail.com, or by tagging @shoelesspodcast on twitter. Don't forget to rate, review, a…
 
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 Armstr…
 
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 y…
 
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 sev…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
On this episode, Dan Wallach talks with Perry Barber, a professional and amateur baseball umpire since 1981. Send your written or recorded questions to be read or played on future episodes to shoelesspodcast@gmail.com, or by tagging @shoelesspodcast on twitter. Don't forget to rate, review, and listen on iTunes, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, or your f…
 
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 …
 
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 co…
 
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