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Brandt has more than 25 years of experience in professional football in player representation and executive roles, including Vice President of the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers. He can discuss current issues in sports business, including player safety, collective bargaining, team relocation and daily fantasy sports. Brandt has had national TV appearances on ESPN, MSNBC and CBS This Morning.
Georgetown University Law School: JD
Stanford University: BA
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Hernandez estate lawsuit faces long odds, but Pats, NFL may want to settle, expert says
The Boston Globe
The National Football League and New England Patriots will fight hard to get the Aaron Hernandez estate’s concussion lawsuit dismissed, but they could have an incentive to settle if that strategy fails, according to legal experts. … But a third expert, Andrew Brandt, said he doesn’t see a settlement on the horizon. “My sense is they would not settle, as they would have a lot of defenses around Hernandez’s lifestyle and his short career in the NFL compared to other levels of football,” said Brandt, who heads the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University.
Is It Time to Bet on Fantasy Sports?
U.S. News & World Report
On paper – and fantasy sports fans know all about great matchups on paper – the prospective merger of FanDuel and DraftKings looked tantalizing … One secret to the big growth lies in establishing market share via "mindshare," says Andrew Brandt, executive director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University in the Philadelphia area.
San Diego voters overwhelmingly reject Chargers stadium plan
USA Today online
The future of professional football in this city has been cast into doubt after San Diego voters overwhelmingly defeated a new downtown stadium plan for the San Diego Chargers in Tuesday’s election. ... “If it’s under 50%, it’s probably a sign to look elsewhere,” said Andrew Brandt, a former executive with the Green Bay Packers and current director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova. “If it’s over 50%, it’s a different discussion. Then you’ve got the L.A option sitting there, but it seems like that’s something no one really wants.”
One third of Russian team banned from Rio Games
CBS News online
More than a hundred Russian athletes are banned from competing, after being swept up in one of the biggest doping scandals to ever hit sports. Investigators say Russian athletes and government officials took part in a state-sponsored doping operation that touched nearly every Olympic sport. Andrew Brandt, director of the Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova University, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to break down the controversy and explain why big sporting events like the Olympics are "magnets" for corruption.
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