Monday, October 6, 2014

How to break into sports law? Here's how I did it.

I'm honored to be the subject of an article in this past Sunday's Concord Monitor. News columnist Ray Duckler penned the story, in which I talk about how I broke into sports law, some of the stories I've covered and sports figures I've interviewed and how I use my Sports Illustrated work to better teach my UNH Law sports and entertainment law students. I hope you might enjoy reading it.

Here is an excerpt:

McCann flew to Austin, Texas. He rented a car and drove to Armstrong’s estate, a huge compound enclosed by an electronic gate. Once McCann figured out how to use the digital communications device, the housekeeper let him in and Armstrong moved down a spiral staircase for their talk.

“His central theme was that everyone was cheating, so why was his conduct elevated to this position?” McCann said.

The two discussed a $100 million lawsuit filed by the U.S. Postal Service, which sponsored Armstrong’s team with a $40 million investment. The suit, still pending, claims the USPS would not have paid the money had it known Armstrong and his teammates were cheating to win races.

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