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Definition of DILLY (plural dillies)
: one that is remarkable or outstanding
* had a dilly of a program in sports law

April. Presented by the Temple University Beasley School of Law,
the Temple Law School Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and the
Temple University Sport and Governance Association; offered 6 Hours
of CLE Credits.

"Game On"
Sports and the Law; Hot Button Issues
in Amateur and Professional Sports
IN PHILLY PHILLY
This was not your typical Continuing Legal Education
program. While deep in substance, "Game On" was an assembly
of expert panelists at the top of their fields who probed
controversial issues that appeal to both the casual and diehard
sports fans alike. Drawing on their personal experiences and
perspectives, these elite experts covered such hot button topics
as Commissioner authority to punish wayward professional
athletes, sports team relocation, public financing of stadiums,
and the "good, the bad and the ugly" of sports agents.
The program featured lunchtime keynote speaker David
Cohen, Esquire, Former General Counsel of the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers, who shared his personal insights on current-and
often controversial-legal issues confronting the sports industry;
and, Neil Hartman, Vice President Sports Programming, The
Workshop; former Anchor, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
Panel 1: "Show Me the Money"-Becoming (and
Remaining) a Professional Sports Agent ... A review of the
requirements for becoming a certified agent in each of the four
major U.S. professional sports; and a probing discussion of the
practical realities of being an agent in this highly competitive
environment. Panelists: Mark Levin, Director Salary Cap
and Agent Administration, NFL Players' Association; Michael
Nicotera, Senior Partner and Director of Baseball Operations
at The Sparta Group, LLC.; Rex Gary, Esq., Co-Founder of
Turner-Gary Sports; Jason Belzer, Esq., President of Game Inc.;
and Jerrold Colton, Owner of CS Sports, Certified NHL and
NFL Agent.
Panel 2: If You Build It (Or Move It), They Will Come ...
An exploration into the controversial subjects of professional
sports team relocation and public financing of the construction
of new stadiums, often the lure for moves to new cities.
Panelists: Irwin Raij, Esq., Sports Industry Group Co-Chair,
O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Nick Sakiewicz, Commissioner,
National Lacrosse League; former Operating Partner, New York
Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union; Kenneth Jacobsen, Practice
Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law;

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Founding Partner, Wilmington Blue Rocks Professional Baseball
Club; Rick Eckstein, Professor of Sociology and Criminology,
Villanova University; Bill Bergman, Vice President of Public
Affairs, Temple University.
Panel 3: Commissioner as Judge and Jury-Analyzing
Infractions and Penalties in Professional and Amateur Sport
... A discussion of the most recent criminal indictments in the
NCAA and an overview of the infractions and penalty systems
in professional and amateur sports. Panelists: Fran Dunphy,
Head Coach, Temple University Men's Basketball; George
Daniel, Esq., Managing Partner, Lanza, Reich & Daniel LLP,
former General Counsel and Commissioner, National Lacrosse
League; Jeremy Jordan, Ph.D., Associate Dean & Associate
Professor, Temple University School of Sport, Tourism, and
Hospitality Management; Heather McPhee, Associate General
Counsel at the NFLPA; John Langel, Esq., (Retired) Litigation
Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP.
Panel 4: On Bended Knee or Raised Fist ... A discussion
of the ongoing controversy surrounding on-field protests by
professional athletes against social and racial injustice. Panelists:
Bob Lanza, Esq., Partner, Lanza, Reich & Daniel LLP; former
Chief Counsel, National Basketball Players Association; David
Kairys, Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of
Law, Civil Rights Lawyer, Author; Terri Jackson, Director of
Operations WNBPA; Matthew Graham, Legal & Player Affairs
at the World Players Association.
Panel 5: Jackpot or Bust? The future of Sports Betting ...
A discussion of recent legislation pertaining to sports betting
and the effect it will have on professional sports; and, the highly
anticipated Supreme Court decision on sports betting and its
potential impact nationally. Panelists: Alan Milstein, Esq.,
Partner, Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky, P.A.; C.J.
Fisher, Esq., Associate, Fox Rothschild LLP; George Diemer,
Assistant Professor, Temple University School of Sport, Tourism
and Hospitality Management. *

"The more you sweat in practice, the less you
bleed in battle."
- Author Unknown


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