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    TODAY'S HEADLINES

     NBA Owners Will Not Be Underestimating Michele Roberts

    Michele Roberts has been on the job as the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association only a short time and she has yet to deal with any major issues. However, when the time […]

     West Virginia AD Moves on to Take Role with NCAA

    West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck has been hired as the executive vice president of the NCAA. Luck’s new position with the NCAA will allow him to be involved with establishing academic standards, determining eligibility […]

     A Subpar Season Diminishes Kaepernick’s Contract

    Back in June of this year Colin Kaepernick’s  seven-year contract for $126 million, with $61 million in guarantees was considered a record-breaking contract. Now with the San Francisco 49ers’ poor season and Kaepernick not living up […]

     NFLPA Files Lawsuit in Federal Court to Reinstate Peterson

    Following last week’s decision by appeals officer Harold Henderson to uphold Adrian Peterson’s season long suspension the NFLPA has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota requesting that Henderson’s ruling be vacated.   The […]

     Lester’s Deal With the Cubs Includes Record MLB Signing Bonus

    Last week the Chicago Cubs announced the signing of pitcher Jon Lester to a six-year deal worth $155 million. As part of the contract Lester will receive a $30 million signing bonus, with $15 million of […]

     Dak Prescott Sues Vendor Using His Likeness For Profit

    Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott is suing a clothing designer for using his likeness without his consent. The designer Christian Matthew is a vendor who has been selling “Dak Attack” and “Dak Dynasty” t-shirts for profit. […]

     NFLPA Not Happy With NFL’s New Conduct Policy

    After dealing with tumultuous off the field issues this season the NFL announced a new conduct policy yesterday. However, the NFL’s new policy comes without input from the NFLPA and the NFLPA is not happy […]

     Louisville Freshman Basketball Player Cleared to Play by NCAA

    Louisville Freshman basketball player Shaqquan Aaron has been cleared to play by the NCAA. Aaron has already been forced to sit out Louisville’s first seven games based on the NCAA’s determination that Aaron had received “extra benefits” while in […]

     Taking a Long Look at the NFL Drug Testing Program

    The newspaper U-T San Diego takes an in-depth look at the NFL Drug Testing Program in a story written by Mark Zeigler. The question that is asked is: “The NFL program is good, but is it […]

     Baseball’s Winter Meetings and Scott Boras

    Baseball’s Winter Meetings take place this week in San Diego. The Winter Meetings are known as the largest gathering of Baseball executives in the world. Agent Scott Boras always looks to take center stage at […]

     Florida Will Pay Record Buyout to CSU to Secure McElwain

    The University of Florida got the football coach that they wanted in Jim McElwain, but it took a record buyout to get McElwain out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Colorado State University will receive a  buyout […]

     How Will Florida and McElwain Resolve the Buyout Issue?

    The University of Florida wants to hire Colorado State football coach Jim McElwain to be the next coach in Gainesville.  Jim McElwain wants to take the next step and become the coach of the Gators. However, for the […]

     Cubs Modify Plans for Outfield Advertising Signs to Gain Tax Credit

    The Chicago Cubs have decided to modify their plans for outfield signage in a renovated Wrigley Field in order to gain federal tax credits that could be worth $75 million. The Cubs will go before […]

     Adderall Leads Baseball in Causing Positive Drug Tests

    A report released by Baseball’s Independent Program Administrator shows that the drug Adderall led the Majors in causing positive tests for stimulants. According to Dr. Jeffrey Anderson’s report Adderall was responsible for 8 out of 10 […]

     Nebraska Fires Pelini

    The University of Nebraska has decided to part ways with head football coach Bo Pelini. Despite a seven-year record at Nebraska with at least nine wins each year, Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst was not […]

     Cost of Living Adjustment Bumps Up Minimum MLB Salary

    Major League Baseball’s minimum salary has been adjusted to reflect the increase of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement calls for an adjustment to the minimum […]

     Judge Allows Washington Redskins to Sue Native Americans in Trademark Fight

    A U.S. District Court Judge in Alexandra, Virginia has sided with the Washington Redskins and will allow the team to move forward with its lawsuit against five Native American activists. Earlier this year the Redskins […]



    INTERVIEWS & COLUMNS

     The SLT Interview with Paul Anderson – Part ...

    SLT presents the second part of the interview with Paul Anderson. To look at Paul’s great website go to nflconcussionlitigation.com     SLT - Do you have any ideas on a time-line or even the number of […]

     SLT interview – NFL concussion litigation wi ...

    SLT is plased to welcome Paul Anderson who will share his insights and knowledge of the ongoing NFL concussion litigation. Paul is a great example for law students looking to break into the Sports Law industry. […]

     Part 2 of the SLT interview with Daniel Gandert on ...

    November 15, 2011 SLT- What thoughts do you have on the NFL settlement, and what can we learn from it? DG- This negotiation was interesting in the way that the power shifted between the two sides, particularly […]

     Negotiation with Daniel Gandert of Northwestern Un ...

    November 14, 2011 SLT is pleased to welcome back Daniel Gandert of Northwestern Law School. Negotiation is an integral part of the practice of Sports Law and today we take a look at some of […]