Entertainment and Sports Law Section

This section was created in recognition of the increasing number of practitioners in entertainment and sports law. The section presents an annual CLE program and helps members stay up to date on trends and activities in this specialized area of practice.

Chair
Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley
3310 West End Ave, Ste. 610
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)255-6161
Immediate Past Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division St. Ste. 700
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)252-2377
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Jury Selection Underway in the Trial of Former UT Football Player A.J. Johnson

Jury selection for the rape trial of University of Tennessee Football player A.J. Johnson is underway, with jurors being asked about controversial topics such as threesomes, interracial relationships, elitist athletes and the ‘Me Too’ movement, The Knoxville News-Sentinel reports. Johnson and former teammate Michael Williams are accused of raping a female UT athlete during a football victory party at Johnson’s South Knoxville apartment in November 2014. The profile of the case — involving a popular athlete and no eye-witnesses — has sparked concerns of a fair trial, with most of the potential jurors knowing Johnson’s name and the basics of the allegations against him.

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Russell Jones Estate Sends Legal Warning to Lil' Wayne, Management Group

The estate of Russell Jones, better known as Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB), has sent a warning to Young Money Entertainment and Lil' Wayne asserting that the ODB estate owns the “full right, title, and interest in and to the name and likeness” of Jones, the Source reports. Lil’ Wayne seeks to use the moniker  “New Dirty Bastard,” which ODB says violates trademark law. 

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