Tagged: ‘NFL’

Sports Law Job Post – Assistant Counsel, National Football League
June 6th, 2013 at 11:30 AM
You can apply here.  More details: Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree from an accredited 4 year University or College and J.D. from an accredited law school 3-5 years of experience with strong background in complex commercial transactions Certification, Licenses, and Registration: Admitted and in good standing with one or more state bars Job Function: Review ownership...

Will NFL Retirees Accept Rights Usage Settlement in Dryer V. NFL?
June 5th, 2013 at 11:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** In 2009, Fred Dryer, as the named plaintiff in a class action against the National Football League, filed a suit on behalf of all retired NFL players for compensation for the use of their images by the League.  In March of this year, the NFL and plaintiffs agreed to a...

US Senate May Pursue Ending Sports Leagues’ Tax-Exempt Status
May 29th, 2013 at 11:11 AM
While many bemoan the inflation of players salaries in the NFL and NHL, few know that both of these league operate as "tax-exempt" entities in the eyes of the IRS.  The NFL, NHL, PGA and MLL are all classified as 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations.  Senator Tom Coburn (OK-R) has proposed an...

NFL’s Draft Eligibility Rule Ripe for a Challenge?
February 15th, 2013 at 3:20 PM
University of South Carolina's junior defensive end Jadaveon Clowney is widely considered one of, if not the top player in NCAA football going into the upcoming season.  Yahoo Sports's Michael Silver quotes GMs and coaches in his article about Jadaveon's situation that if he were allowed to enter this April's...

Manti Te’o’s Potential Legal Recourse Versus Catfishers
January 27th, 2013 at 1:53 PM
Now that some of the smoke is cleared and we have a better idea of what actually happened with Manti Te’o’s imaginary girlfriend, the obvious question arises: Does Te’o have any legal recourse against the perpetrators of this hoax? To begin with, we still have not heard all sides of this...