Calvin H. Johnson (Texas Law), Winter is Coming: Tax Policy for the Coming Bitter Hard Times, 157 Tax Notes 851 (Nov. 6, 2017) (reviewing Robert J. Gordon (Northwestern), The Rise and Fall of American Growth (Princeton University Press 2017)): The United States has always defined itself in terms of great...
Tax Profs: Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan), What a Difference Thirty Years Make: A Comparison of the Tax Reforms of 1986, 2014 and 2017 Calvin Johnson (Texas) & John Kipp (Texas), The Tax Cut Bill Would Push U.S. Debt Over the Critical Breaking Point David Kamin (NYU), The Senate’s Revenue-Trigger Giveaway to...
When Calvin Johnson retired, that was supposed to affect Matthew Stafford. And it did, just not in the way everyone figured. Stafford has actually been a better quarterback practically across the board for the Detroit Lions since Johnson retired. Show More Summary
Calvin H. Johnson (Texas) has posted several tax papers on SSRN: Gain Realized in Life Should Not Disappear by a Step-Up in Basis, 156 Tax Notes 1305 (Sept. 4, 2017) Step-Up at Death but Not for Income. 156 Tax Notes 1023 (Aug. 21, 2017) Why Our Constitution Should Not Be...
Of all the wacky trade rumors, this one gets an A for creativity. Say this for the 2017 NFL trade deadline: At least the rumors haven’t been disappointing so far. We’ll be lucky if any of those rumors actually come to fruition, but at...Show More Summary
The Calvin Johnson rumor mill is churning ahead of Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.
Buckle up, folks. Things are getting rather interesting around the league. One day after reports surfaced that the Philadelphia Eagles were interested in trading for the rights of retired wide receiver Calvin Johnson, another team has surfaced that is equally interested in his services. The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly the second team that would love […]
The Philadelphia Eagles are all in during this season and they feel like this team can make a Super Bowl run right now. Earlier today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped a mega-bomb report that several teams were interested in trading for the rights of retired wide receiver Calvin Johnson before Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline. Lions approached about […]
The Eagles added some significant offensive weapons in the offseason. A new report indicates they’d like to add another offensive weapon during the season. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, however, that report isn’t true. Steven Albritton of KMBC in Kansas City reports that the Eagles are “aggressively pursuing” the rights for retired [more]
NFL teams looking for an edge with the trade deadline approaching Tuesday have turned their attention to Calvin Johnson, a heralded wide receiver who hasn’t played since the end of the 2015 season. Megatron has drawn interest from two teams that have spoken to the Detroit Lions, who hold the rights to him, about a […]
The report that multiple teams have contacted the Lions about trading for the rights of retired receiver Calvin Johnson seems like it’s not going to lead to Johnson returning, primarily because there’s no indication that he wants to return. If he does, and if he doesn’t want the Lions to pick his next destination, via [more]
Those Calvin Johnson trade rumors suggesting the retired NFL star will return to the league are heating back up. Johnson spent his entire career as a member of the Detroit Lions before announcing his retirement just last year. SinceShow More Summary
The team would be willing to move Johnson if he is willing to take a deal, but it looks unlikely
Johnson remains estranged from the organization after the team made him pay back part of his signing bonus after he retired last year
Calvin H. Johnson (Texas), A Conceptual Framework for Capital Gain, 20 Fla. Tax Rev. 664 (2017): Qualification for preferential tax rates on capital gain is “fuzzy at best and incoherent at worst.” The primary governing statute provides that sale or exchange of “property” yields capital gain, with only narrow exceptions....
While the NFL has increasingly become a passing league over the years, no player has ever tallied 2,000 receiving yards in a season. Calvin Johnson came close with 1,964 yards in 2012 and Julio Jones took over second place on the all-time list with 1,871 yards during the 2015 season, which makes him a popular [more]
Kurt Warner thinks he is. The numbers suggest that he has a better case for it than Calvin Johnson. Ultimately, the decision will be made as to whether receiver Anquan Boldin gets in to Canton. But while the voters must wait five years to have the official debate, we can start now: Yes or no, [more]
Setting aside for now the fact that teams reaching out to receiver Calvin Johnson about a potential return to football are tampering, there’s a specific procedure that would allow Johnson to get back to football any time he wants. All he has to do is show up. Specifically, he simply has to notify the Commissioner [more]
DeAndre Levy filed an injury grievance over the Lions cutting him this offseason. (AP) You may remember the Detroit Lions from when they tried to make Calvin Johnson pay back part of his signing bonus after he retired, a move that made the franchise look petty and cheap in the eyes of many. Show More Summary
Calvin Johnson has had at least a “half-dozen teams” reach out to him about coming out of retirement, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. Johnson thus far has resisted the temptation to return, but per Freeman, the attempts by teams to convince Johnson to make a comeback are “fairly fierce.” The nine-year veteran, though, […]