ContractsProf Blog

Editor: Jeremy Telman
Oklahoma City University
School of Law

Monday, April 16, 2012

Football, terrorists, Twitter, and contract law

Over at the Technoloogy & Marketing Law Blog, Eric Goldman (Santa Clara) and Venkat Balasubramani share their thoughts about an interesting new case involving an NFL player (the Steelers' Rashard Mendenhall) whose endorsement contract was terminated when he made some unpopular comments about Osama bin Laden. It's decided as an "implied covenant of good faith" case, but I make the argument here that it's better viewed as a simple matter of contract interpretation. Either way, seems like it comes out correctly at this stage, which is merely a motion for judgment on the pleadings.

Thanks to Eric and Venkat for finding and sharing.


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