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    TODAY'S HEADLINES

     Barry Bonds Obstruction Appeal to be Heard Today

    An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will convene today to hear the appeal of Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction. It was more than a decade ago that Bonds gave […]

     A Look at the Top New Contracts for the 2014 NFL Season.

    Former NFL agent Joel Corry tales a look at 12 of the top contracts that were recently negotiated heading into the 2014 NFL season. Corry points out that the lack of guaranteed money in the […]

     If New NFL Drug Policy is Finalized – Look for Suspended Players to be Reinstated

    As many as 20 suspended NFL players could return to action sooner than expected if the NFL and NFLPA are able to finalize a new drug policy. ESPN has reported that the new policy could be […]

     NFLPA Reps Approve New Drug Policy – NFL Says Deal is not Finalized

    On Friday the NFLPA’s board of representatives gave their unanimous approval to a term sheet outlining a new drug policy for NFL players. It has been more than three years since the NFL and NFLPA […]

     College of Charleston and Recently Fired Basketball Coach Reach a Settlement

    The College of Charleston and former Charleston basketball coach Doug Wojcik have reached a settlement with respect to the three years Wojcik had left on his contract when he was terminated. Wojcik was fired from his […]

     Congress Gets Involved in the NFL’s Handling of the Ray Rice Case

    The Ray Rice matter has been one of the most reported news items over the last few days. Now, even Congress is getting involved questioning the way NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handled the case. Twelve […]

     NFLPA Player Reps Decide Not to Vote on New Drug Policy

    Yesterday the NFLPA player reps received the new proposed drug policy from the NFL but instead of taking a vote on it the NFLPA reps decided not to take any action at the present time. Cynics […]

     New Drug Policy to be Voted on by NFLPA

    The 32 player representatives of the NFLPA will vote on a new drug policy today. The new policy that is under consideration will include human growth hormone testing which has been something that the NFLPA has battled with the […]

     What a Difference a Year Makes for US Open Finalist Marin Cilic

    Tonight Marin Cilic of Croatia takes on Kei Nishikori of Japan in the finals of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. It was only a year ago that Cilic missed the tournament while he was serving a suspension for […]

     Former Prosecutor Hired by MLB to Head Investigations

    Major League Baseball has hired former federal prosecutor Bryan Seeley to be in charge of Baseball’s investigations department. The investigations department was established in 2008 with its primary focus on performance-enhancing drugs in the game. Seeley has […]

     Family of Junior Seau Opts Out of NFL Concussion Settlement

    The family of the late Junior Seau has decided to opt out of the proposed NFL concussion litigation settlement. The Seau family will continue to pursue its wrongful death action against the NFL. Steve Strauss, […]

     Broncos’ Wes Welker Gets Suspended for PED Violation

    Veteran receiver Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos will miss the first four games of the NFL season after violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Welker has already appealed the suspension, but his appeal has […]

     Nike Thwarts Under Armour’s Bid to Sign Durant

    NBA superstar Kevin Durant has decided to stay with Nike after the sports apparel company came through with an offer at the last minute to keep Durant from signing with Under Armour.  With Durant’s seven-year […]

     Browns’ Suspended Receiver Gordon Won’t be Allowed to Play in the CFL

    Cleveland Browns’ receiver Josh Gordon had expressed a desire to play in the CFL this year while he sits out the NFL season because of a year long suspension. However, since Gordon is still under […]

     NCAA Enforcement Staff Going Full Speed Ahead

    With the opening of the college football season the NCAA enforcement staff is particularly busy with last minute eligibility issues. Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA director of enforcement, continues to rebuild the enforcement staff and at present the […]

     Former Player Sean Gilbert Continues His Push to Unseat DeMaurice Smith at NFLPA

    Former NFL player Sean Gilbert is focused on becoming the next executive director of the NFL Players Association. Earlier this week Gilbert spoke about the platform he will run on in his bid to oust […]

     Bruce Pearl’s Show-Cause Penalty Expires

    New Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl can finally start recruiting again. It was three years ago that Pearl received a three-year show cause penalty from the NCAA for violations he committed while he was the […]



    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 […]