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This episode of the podcast is about the litigation involving NBA star Zion Williamson. Is Zion facing any liability to his former marketing agent, Gina Ford?  (0:50) How Zion’s legal troubles with Ford began. (3:11) Where does the North Carolina Uniform Athlete Agents Act come in? (5:18) How Ford’s attorneys brought up salacious allegations against


This episode of the podcast focuses on the NCAA’s announcement last week that the Board of Governors has adopted guidelines for college athletes to make money off of their name, image, and likeness. Soon, these athletes will be able to do endorsement deals and earn possibly significant revenue from third party companies.  Mike’s guest for


In this episode, Mike explores the recent ruling against the US Women’s National Soccer Team in their lawsuit against US Soccer. The USWNT, among other claims, has argued that they are paid less than the USMNT, in violation of the law.  Mike’s guest to explain the surprising ruling is Steven Bank, Professor of Business Law


This is a two part episode, with Mike discussing the Houston Texans 2020 Draft and MLB’s report into the Red Sox sign-stealing scandal. (1:00) Mike gives his grade on the Texans Draft (3:03) Analyzing the Ross Blacklock selection (11:00) What actually happened right before the Jonathan Greenard pick?  (13:24) Mike’s least favorite pick (17:05) Should


This is a 2-part episode where Mike discusses the Texans trading for Brandin Cooks and explains why Lamar Jackson is suing Amazon. (1:28) Why Mike would have stood pat with the 2nd round picks instead of trading for Cooks, (7:28) taking a look at the upside of this trade offensively, (9:35) discussing the national opinions


In this episode, Mike focuses on the biggest story in sports: when will sports actually return from the COVID-19-imposed absence? Mike’s guest is sports attorney Dan Lust, who works at the law firm Goldberg Segalla.  (6:30) Is MLB’s “Arizona Plan” realistic? (11:06) Why all sports must be prepared for an athlete testing positive for coronavirus. 


This is a three-part episode of the Mike Meltser Podcast The first part of the podcast (2:01) is Mike’s discussion about the ESPN.com report that if no MLB season is played, the suspensions of AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow will be deemed to be fulfilled. Mike explains why this is absolutely right call by MLB.


The topic of the 44th episode of the Mike Meltser Podcast is about the new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The biggest headline from the new CBA is that the NFL regular season will soon be moving from 16 games to 17 games.  Mike’s guest on the podcast is Dan Kaplan, senior writer of sports


Mike discusses the legal impact of the coronavirus on the sports world. The episode focuses on the question of how contracts in sports will consider a pandemic like COVID-19. Among the topics covered in this episode: Do teams and leagues account for a pandemic when they sign contracts? (1:12) Legally, how do we know a


Mike reacts to a stunning Monday, where the Texans somehow traded DeAndre Hopkins for essentially a 2nd round pick and RB David Johnson. (0:53) why the idea of Houston trading Hopkins didn’t actually shock Mike, (2:27) why the compensation is so terrible as to be essentially inexplicable, (7:02) the first two questions that need to


In episode 41, Mike tries to answer a lingering NFL offseason question: will Steelers QB Mason Rudolph sue Browns defensive end Myles Garrett for defamation? Garrett has accused Rudolph of using a racial slur during an on-field altercation in November, moments before Garrett used Rudolph’s helmet to slam him in the head.  (4:19) Mike is


This episode is a follow up to episode 39, which discussed former Blue Jays pitcher Mike Bolsinger’s lawsuit against the Astros. Bolsinger’s lawyer is well-known sports attorney Ben Meiselas, an advocate for player’s rights who is a partner at the Los Angeles firm Geragos and Geragos.  (3:05) Ben joined Mike Meltser to discuss the lawsuit.


Mike discusses former Blue Jays pitcher Mike Bolsinger’s lawsuit against the Astros that was filed in Los Angeles. Bolsinger was a victim of the sign-stealing scandal, and allowed 4 earned runs in 1/3 of an inning on August 4, 2017. That day was Bolsinger’s last game in Major League Baseball. The goal of this podcast


Mike discusses the news that Pete Rose has asked MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred for reinstatement. Rose’s attorneys sent both Manfred and The National Baseball Hall of Fame a petition arguing that Rose’s punishment for gambling on baseball games is disproportionate to the smaller punishments given in the electronic sign-stealing scandal, steroid scandal, and more. (4:02)


Mike reacts to Major League Baseball’s massive punishments of the Astros for the sign-stealing scandal. (2:32) A simple explanation of the rules that the Astros were found to have broken, (7:28) why Mike thinks the suspensions for Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch were fair, (9:10) the idea that the punishments were too lenient is bizarre,


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