Tag:Sports

WFAN Radio Features Professor Abrams on Youth Coaches’ Defamation Suits Against Parents

March 24th, 2015

In the past few years, increasing numbers of high school and youth-league sports coaches have filed defamation lawsuits against parents who voice public charges against them. Professor Doug Abrams recently discussed this development on “The Sports Edge,”

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Prof. Abrams Writes, Speaks About Local Government’s “Power of the Permit”

December 4th, 2014

In a new law review article, Professor Doug Abrams urges local government agencies to exercise their “power of the permit” to authorize use of public fields, gymnasiums and other sports facilities only by youth sports organizations that

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Prof. Abrams Writes about Racial and Ethnic Tolerance in Sports

November 6th, 2014

In the final minute of a high school football game on Sept. 26, the Plainfield (Conn.) Panthers scored a touchdown to upset the New London Whalers, 21-17. Some Plainfield fans had taunted New London’s black and Hispanic

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Professor Abrams Writes USA Hockey Magazine Safety Article

September 23rd, 2014

Professor Doug Abrams’ article, “20/20 Foresight,” appears in the September issue of USA Hockey Magazine, the nation’s largest-circulation youth sports magazine. The article discusses the obligation of youth coaches to use safe drills in practice sessions. “Some

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WFAN Radio Features Prof. Abrams on High School Football Rape Case

August 26th, 2014

In a case that attracted national attention last year, a juvenile court adjudicated two Steubenville (Ohio) High School football players for raping an alcohol-impaired 16-year-old girl during an all-night party after a pre-season scrimmage. The court sentenced

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