Sports Law • Risk Management


November 21, 2010: Pat-Down Searches at Stadiums: Touching Spectators’ “Junk”

“If you touch my junk, I’m going to have your arrested,” warned prospective airline passenger, John Tyner, when a TSA agent informed him that he was going to essentially feel him up at an airport security check point. Tyner had stood in line for the customary metal detector, but was pulled out of line to undergo the full body scanner. He elected not to do that and so was subjected to a pat-down, which now includes a groin check by a TSA agent. Since Tyner equated this to a sexual assault, he elected to leave the airport and not take a flight rather than give up his rights.

November 18, 2010: Risk Management Step 2: Assess Risks

After working through the time-consuming process of identifying risks to which your organization is exposed, the second step in the risk management process is to assess the risks. This step builds upon the risks that were identified in the first step. Once the risks are identified, the risks must then be classified by how likely the risk may occur and how serious the harm would be if the risk did happen.

July 12, 2010: Thoughts on the Uganda Blast

Our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims of the terrorist attacks that killed and injured fans watching the World Cup final in Uganda on Sunday. It is my understanding that the al-Quaida aligned group, al-Shabab, took responsibility for the killings that occurred at gatherings that took place at a restaurant and a rugby field.