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    TODAY'S HEADLINES

     NASCAR Penalizes Hamlin and his Team – Joe Gibbs Racing Will Appeal

    Driver Denny Hamlin and his crew have been hit with severe sanctions under NASCAR’s penalty structure. Hamlin finished third in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, but it was after the race that officials detected issues with Hamlin’s […]

     Michele Roberts Elected NBPA Executive Director

    Washington, D.C., trial lawyer, Michele Roberts was elected to the position of executive director of the National Basketball Players Association last night. Roberts beat out two other finalist for the position, Dean Garfield, a CEO […]

     NCAA Director of Enforcement Defends His Staff

    Attorney Jonathan Duncan who heads the NCAA enforcement staff is standing up for the job his department is doing despite mounting criticism of the NCAA enforcement system.   Duncan was appointed head of the NCAA […]

     Judge Wilken Gives Preliminary Approval for NCAA and EA Sports Video Game Settlement

    Judge Claudia Wilken has granted preliminary approval to the $60 million settlement of the video-game related claims brought by former Arizona State and Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller.  In 2009 Keller sued the NCAA and EA Sports […]

     Chris Kluwe to Hold Off on Taking Action Against Vikings for Now

    Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has decide to hold off on his threat to file a lawsuit against  the team. Kluwe had recently said that he would sue the team because it had failed to […]

     A’s Reach Agreement on 10 Year Lease With City of Oakland

    After a long and difficult negotiation the Oakland A’s and the city of Oakland have finally agreed to a deal that will keep the A’s playing in O.co Coliseum. The A’s who have long wanted […]

     Some College Football Players Don’t Care About the Money – They Just Want EA Sports College Football Game Back

    When the NCAA, EA Sports and Collegiate Licensing Company were involved in litigation over the past few years EA Sports announced it would discontinue the popular EA Sports College Football Game. The NCAA, EA Sports and Collegiate […]

     Five Former NFL Players Sue NFLPA For Concussions

    Five retired NFL players are alleging that the National Football League Players Association concealed the risks of concussions that players faced when playing in NFL games and practices. After the multitude of concussions lawsuits filed against […]

     Two Congressmen Propose A Bill to Reveal the Revenue Generated by College Sports

    Congressmen David Price (D-NC) and Tom Petri (R-WI) have proposed a bill to require the NCAA, universities, conferences and even the new football playoff to reveal how much money is being generated and coming into college […]

     Agents Tweets About Prohibited Meals With Texas Football Players

    Justin Bingman is an NFLPA certified contract advisor, however some people may question how he ever passed the NFLPA contract advisor exam. Bingman has recently come under scrutiny for buying meals for four University of Texas […]

     Former Viking Punter Chris Kluwe to File Lawsuit Against Team

    Punter Chris Kluwe who was released from the Minnesota Vikings after the 2012 season has announced plans to file a lawsuit against the team unless the Vikings publicly release the findings into an investigation concerning his release. Kluwe […]

     David Cornwell Seeking Unpaid Legal Fees From His Client Alex Rodriguez

    Noted Sports Lawyer David Cornwell is looking to collect more than $380,000 in unpaid legal fees from his client Alex Rodriguez. Cornwell’s law firm of Gordon and Rees filed a lawsuit seeking the unpaid fees on Monday in […]

     Taking a Look Back at Ambush Marketing and the World Cup

    The World Cup is over for 2014. In the United States unprecedented numbers embraced not only the American team, but the entire event.  One of the key questions that needs to be asked is how many fans actually […]

     LSU and Fired Women’s Tennis Coach Square Off in Court

    Former LSU women’s tennis coach Tony Minnis had just finished the 2011-12 season which saw his team make the NCAA tournament when he was fired by the Baton Rouge school. Minnis claims that the firing […]

     Checking in on the O’Bannon Case

    The O’Bannon case concluded almost two weeks ago and this week the NCAA submitted its written closing statement. The O’Bannon plaintiffs submitted their post-trial conclusions last week. The plaintiffs will need to prove there is a […]

     Boise State Resolves Exit Fee Dispute With American Athletic Conference

    It was announced last week that Boise State and the American Athletic Conference have reached a settlement through mediation of the dispute that resulted when Boise State exited the conference. The dispute came about when […]

     Judge Brody Gives Preliminary Approval to NFL Concussion Settlement

    Federal Judge Anita Brody has granted preliminary approval to the revised settlement of the concussion lawsuits filed by retired players against the NFL. A fairness hearing has been scheduled for November 19, after that it will […]



    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 […]