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    TODAY'S HEADLINES

     Former Marketing Agent For Several Packers Indicted

    A former sports marketing agent who once represented Green Bay Packer players including Greg Jennings and Javon Walker has been charged with 17 counts of fraud.  Stacy Jenson who operated Elite Sports and Public Relations has […]

     Judge Brody Still Not Ready to Approve NFL Concussion Settlement

    Federal judge Anita Brody has once again declined to grant her approval to the $765 NFL concussion settlement. Brody expressed concern that the $765 million settlement fund is not large enough to cover what could be as […]

     It’s Never Too Early To Start A Pro Athlete’s Tax Planning For Next Year

    Yesterday was the last day to file a 2013 income tax return without getting an extension. With the book closing on the 2013 tax season, it’s not too early to get started on tax planning for 2014, […]

     Ohio Lawmakers Declare College Football Players Are Not Employees

    Last week the House of Representatives of Ohio passed a bill declaring that college football players are not employees. This measure was a proactive response to Northwestern football players being given the right to unionize. The […]

     Jordan Spieth Comes up Short at Masters – But Under Armour Scores

    Jordan Spieth didn’t quite get it done this weekend at the Masters. However, one of Spieth’s sponsors Under Armour greatly benefited from Spieth’s run at Augusta. Spieth, who was the 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the […]

     Pacers and Indianapolis Reach Deal

    The Indiana Pacers and the city of Indianapolis have reached an agreement that will keep the Pacers in Indianapolis at least through the 2023-24 NBA season. The agreement reached between the Pacers and the Indianapolis […]

     Northwestern Files Appeal With NLRB

    As expected, Northwestern University asked the National Labor Relations Board to review and overturn the  NLRB Chicago Regional Director’s finding that Northwestern scholarship football players are employees and have the right to union representation. Northwestern […]

     The Club Option in Baseball Contracts

    The Major League Baseball Players Association is not happy with a recent trend that has many players accepting contract extensions that feature multiple club options as part of the deal. Yahoo! Sports takes a lengthy look […]

     Representing Johnny Manziel

    Even if he is not the first player selected in the 2014 NFL draft, Johnny Manziel will be the player who gets the most attention in the days before the draft and on draft day itself.  Erik Burkhardt […]

     Northwestern Union Not a Sure Thing

    Northwestern University football coach Pat Fitzgerald has been urging his football players to vote no on unionization on April 25. In addition to Fitzgerald, key members of the football team have also come forward to […]

     Northwestern Players to Hold Union Vote on April 25

    On April 25, Northwestern football players will vote on whether they want to authorize a union to represent them in collective bargaining. Numerous reports have come out saying that many Northwestern players did not fully understand what they were signing back […]

     Agent Blows Money – Then Blows Whistle

    It’s the same old story that we have all heard before. This time the name of the agent is Noah Lookofsky and he claims that he paid former UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt and his mother […]

     Details on Miguel Cabrera’s Contract Extension

    More details are available on the recent contract extension that Miguel Cabrera signed with the Detroit Tigers that could keep Cabrera in the Motor City until 2025. Cabrera still has two years remaining on his prior […]

     Stanford’s David Shaw Talks About the Northwestern Union Movement

    Stanford football coach David Shaw says he is not sure what is behind the movement to form a union at Northwestern. Shaw feels that everything the players are asking for from the Northwestern football program […]

     Northwestern Union Decision to be Included in O’Bannon Case

    Judge Caudia Wilken will allow lawyers representing Ed O’Bannon in the ongoing lawsuit against the NCAA to include in their case the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that Northwestern football players are employees. Michael Hausfeld the lead attorney […]

     Detroit Tigers and Miguel Cabrera Agree to Terms

    Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers have come to terms on a contract that will keep the hitting-machine in Detroit for eight more years.  Cabrera, who won the Triple Crown in 2012, had two-years remaining […]

     NLRB Rules Northwestern Football Players are Employees

    In 1912 Theodore Van Etten wrote the words and the music to what became Northwestern’s fight song that is entitled “Go U Northwestern.”  More than a 100 years later the ‘U’ in “Go U Northwestern” might […]



    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 […]