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    TODAY'S HEADLINES

     Charlie Weis Out at Kansas

    Charlie Weis has been relieved of his duties as the head football coach at Kansas just four games into the 2014 season. Weis was hired in December of 2011 and lasted less than three seasons […]

     Taking a Look at the New NFL Drug Policy

    The agreement between the NFL and NFLPA on a new drug policy has now been in place for two weeks. There is now an HGH testing program and significant changes have been made to the […]

     Univ. of South Carolina to Guarantee Some Four-Year Scholarships

    The University of South Carolina became the first SEC school to announce that it will fully guarantee scholarships for athletes in “headcount” sports. Athletes in football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s tennis and volleyball will now receive a […]

     9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to Expedite O’Bannon Case

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will handle the O’Bannon case appeal in an expedited manner. The NCAA had asked to have the appeal decided before the governing body and schools would be forced […]

     Michele Roberts Looking to Gain Credibility with NBA Players

    New National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts is looking to bring trust and credibility back to the NBPA after the difficulties of the final years of the Billy Hunter regime. Billy Hunter had […]

     Ryder Cup – McIlroy and McDowell Legal Issues in the Spotlight

    The 40th Ryder Cup will begin on Friday at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland. This year the ongoing legal skirmish between European team members Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell seems to be just as big of a story as […]

     ATP Tour and Media Rights

    What happens when a tennis instructional website uses video of top pro players on its web site for instructional purposes? Answer – The ATP Tour will defend its media rights even if the video clips […]

     Terms of College of Charleston and Wojcik Settlement Released

    The terms of the settlement between the College of Charleston and recently fired basketball coach Doug Wojcik have finally been made public. Earlier in September Charleston and Wojcik agreed to settle the dispute that resulted […]

     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 […]



    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 […]