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     Contract Bonus Money For College Playoff Coaches

    The college football semifinals leading to the National Championship take place today and all four head coaches can earn extra money with a win. Clemson’s Dabo Sweeney can add $400,000 to his basic compensation of […]

     Eagles Will Still Owe Chip Kelly $13 Million After Termination

    The Philadelphia Eagles announced yesterday that they have terminated the contract of head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly was finishing his third season in Philadelphia, where he had a record of  26-21. The Eagles will have to […]

     Keeping Up to Date on the O’Bannon Case

    In July of 2009, Ed O’Bannon a member of the UCLA 1995 NCAA Championship basketball team filed a lawsuit against the NCAA and the Collegiate Licensing Company. Over the course of the last six-years O’Bannon’s suit alleging […]

     How Lawyers for the Movie ‘Concussion’ Were Able to Use NFL Trademarks and Game Footage

    The movie Concussion which recently opened in theatres certainly will not make Roger Goodell’s  recommended list. The movie focuses on the concussion epidemic in the NFL. Additionally, the movie uses actual NFL game footage and […]

     Vikings File Lawsuit to Stop Wells Fargo Signage Near Their New Stadium

    The Minnesota Vikings have gone to court to stop Wells Fargo from putting up mounted, illuminated signs on the rooftops of two new Minneapolis buildings. Wells Fargo’s two new building just happen to be located […]

     Trademark Law Ruling Could Help Redskins

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington ruled that the federal Lanham Act’s ban on “disparaging” trademark registrations violates the First Amendment. The court said that the First Amendment “forbids […]

     Blatter and Platini Receive Eight-Year Bans From All Soccer Activities

    The FIFA Ethics Committee has announced that Sepp Blatter and Michael Platini have been suspended for eight-years from all soccer related activities after an investigation found that both men violated FIFA ethics rules. For an in-depth […]

     Los Angeles Dodgers Luxury Tax for 2015 Season at $43.6 Million

    The Los Angeles Dodgers will have to pay a record $43.6 million luxury tax for the team’s 2015 payroll that was just short of $300 million. The Dodgers’ payroll of $297.6 million for 2015 was an […]

     Rockets Expect Dwight Howard to Opt Out of Contract After Season

    Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets has a player option for next season at $23.2 million, but few people expect Howard to be with the Rockets next season. With the  jump in the salary cap from […]

     Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield Hires Attorney to Regain a Year of Eligibility

    University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has hired attorney Jim Darnell to handle his fight to regain another year of eligibility after his transfer from Texas Tech. In 2013 Mayfield became the first true freshman walk-on to […]

     Interesting Provisions in a College Coaching Contract – Scottie Montgomery – East Carolina

    This is the time of year when numerous changes take place in college football programs. East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina recently dismissed head coach Ruffin McNeill and hired former Duke offensive coordinator Scottie […]

     Baseball Commissioner Manfred Says ‘No’ to Pete Rose

    Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Pete Rose’s application for reinstatement to Baseball on Monday. Manfred felt that Rose would still  be a risk to the integrity of the game if he was allowed to […]

     Orioles Tell Chris Davis That the Offer is off the Table

    The Baltimore Orioles said on Saturday that their contract offer of seven-years at approximately $150 million to Chris Davis has been withdrawn. The Orioles have been trying to re-sign their veteran free agent slugger for […]

     Court of Arbitration for Sport Rejects Platini Appeal

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the appeal of Michael Platini to have his 90 day provisional suspension from FIFA lifted. Platini, who is the president of the Union of European Football Associations, had already […]

     Taking a Look at Bronco Mendenhall’s Contract with UVA

    The University of Virginia has hired Brigham Young football coach Bronco Mendenhall to turn around the program in Charlottesville. Mendenhall gets a five-year deal with a salary of $3.25 million in the first year and increases […]

     Dabo Swinney and the ‘BYOG’ Trademark

    Head coach Dabo Swinney and his Clemson Tiger football team just finished an undefeated regular season and now the focus turns to winning a  National Championship. One moment during the season even let the trademark lawyers get involved. A win over […]

     Former USC Coach Steve Sarkisian Sues for Breach of Contract

    Steve Sarkisian has filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, claiming that the school breached his contract and discriminated against him when it terminated his contract in October. Attorneys for Sarkisian also allege […]



    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 […]