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     Dean Smith’s Estate Planning

    Legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith passed away in February, but even in death the coach is still looking out for all of his former players. When Smith was preparing an estate plan some years […]

     Esquire Network to Show Documentary Series on Four NFL Player Agents

    This summer the Esquire Network will broadcast a ten episode documentary featuring four NFLPA contract advisors. The ten episodes will chronicle the experiences of agents Jeff Guerriero, Peter Schaffer, Sunny Shah and Ed Wasielewski as they go […]

     Virginia Court Says Terrell Suggs Must Pay Fees to Deceased Agent

    NFL player agent Gary Wichard died in 2011, however before his death he negotiated a five-year $62 million for Terrell Suggs of the Baltimore Ravens in 2009. Suggs paid Wichard a three percent agent fee […]

     Texas A&M Defensive Coordinator Fights it out With Former Employer LSU in the Courtroom

    When John Chavis decided to leave his job as defensive coordinator at LSU for a similar position with Texas A&M a few months back he most likely did not realize that he would be spending almost […]

     Chicago Cubs and Rooftop Owners Back in Court Today

    A federal judge will hears arguments today from the Chicago Cubs and two Wrigley Field rooftop businesses concerning the Cubs continued efforts to put up signage in front of the two buildings. The key issue in […]

     Baseball’s Service-Time Rules Create Controversy for Cubs

    Baseball’ service-time rules are causing some controversy when it comes to Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs. Third baseman Bryant is expected to do great things for the Cubs, however Bryant will most likely start the […]

     Tennis Player Wayne Odesnik Receives 15-Year Ban for Doping Violation

    American tennis player Wayne Odesnik has received a 15-year ban from the sport after testing positive for multiple banned substances, including steroids. The International Tennis Federation and the United States Ant-Doping Agency announced the ban […]

     NCAA Appeal of O’Bannon Ruling is Heard

    Lawyers for the NCAA were in a San Francisco courtroom on Tuesday attempting to convince an appeals court to overturn Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling that would open the door for college athletes to be paid […]

     Adidas Will Not Look to Extend NBA Shoe and Apparel Contract with NBA After 2017

    Shoe and apparel manufacturer Adidas announced that it will not seek to renew its apparel contract with the NBA after the 2016-17 season. In 2006 Adidas signed an 11-year global merchandising partnership agreement with the NBA […]

     DeMaurice Smith Re-Elected as NFLPA Executive Director

    NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith fought off eight other candidates to once again retain his job as the head of the players’ union. Smith was able to win his third term as executive director after […]

     Questions About Loan From Financing Company Keep Kansas Player off the Court

    Kansas basketball player Cliff Alexander missed the last three regular season games and is still unable to get back on the court while an NCAA investigation continues. One of the issues in the matter is a […]

     NCAA and O’Bannon Attorneys Continue Battle Over Fees

    Last month the NCAA challenged the over $50 million in attorney fees that lawyers for the Ed O’Bannon plaintiffs were claiming in the now six year old case. Earlier this week the lawyers for the […]

     USADA and Whereabouts Information for Athletes

    The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is the national anti-doping organization for Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American Sport. USADA manages in-competition and out-of-competition drug testing in an effort to advance an even playing field by […]

     Independent Arbitrator Needed to Rule on Josh Hamilton’s Rehabilitation

    An independent arbitrator will be needed to make a determination regarding the method of treatment for Josh Hamilton. Hamilton of the Los Angeles Angels recently suffered a relapse in his battle with drug addiction. A four-person […]

     Syracuse NCAA Violations Summary

    On Friday the NCAA announced the results of a lengthy investigation of the Syracuse athletic department and the men’s basketball program. The NCAA findings describe “a lack of institutional control” for more than a ten year period in […]

     Many Candidates Plan to Challenge NFLPA Leader DeMaurice Smith

    The election for the position of executive director of the NFLPA is scheduled for March 15. Current executive director DeMaurice Smith has held the position since 2009 taking over for the late Gene Upshaw. This […]

     There Will be MLS Soccer – An Agreement is Reached

    At the last minute Major League Soccer and its players came to an agreement on a new CBA. The new labor agreement will allow the 2015 season to begin as scheduled with the league opener taking […]



    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 […]