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Football Agent Accused of Violating North Carolina Athlete Agent Act
October 10th, 2013 at 8:26 AM
Georgia-based football agent Terry Watson  has been arrested and charged with violating N.C. Gen. Stat. 78C- 85-105, colloquially known as North Carolina's Uniform Athlete Agents Act (PDF available here). A grand jury in Orange County NC indicted the 39-year old head of Watson Sports Agency on 13 counts of athlete...

FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big
September 28th, 2013 at 8:54 AM
Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com. FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football. Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally,...

Betting on This Season’s Super Bowl
September 27th, 2013 at 1:26 PM
The 2013/14 NFL season may have started now, but the Super Bowl is still some way in the distance for both fans and teams. However they don’t call them ‘futures’ bets for nothing, so people are already clamoring to get odds on the teams and deciding who to bet on,...

A Look at Two New 9th Circuit Opinions Involing EA Sports and the Right of Privacy
September 20th, 2013 at 2:54 PM
  Two recent 9th Circuit opinions -- both with EA sports as a defendant to the litigation -- ruled opposite ways with regards to the right of privacy concerns at issue.  The overarching issue in both cases is the balance between trademark and similar rights on one hand and First Amendment rights on...

2013 NHL Draft: SportsLaw101′s Collection of Mock Drafts
June 28th, 2013 at 12:03 PM
It's going to be hard to follow the chaos and unpredictability that was last night's NBA draft, but this Sunday beginning at 3pm EST, the NHL will give it a try with their 2013 draft.  Below are links to several 2013 NHL Draft resources to get you ready for Sunday's...

SportsLaw101′s Collection of 2013 MLB Mock Drafts
June 6th, 2013 at 2:17 PM
Is everyone getting excited about tonight's MLB draft?  Well maybe it isn't as glamorous as the NBA & NFL draft but it is still fun to see who your team's future stars may be.  As us here at Sportslaw101 cannot pass up a good mock draft, here are some that we...

Federal Judge Dismisses Pennsylvania Governor’s Suit Against the NCAA
June 6th, 2013 at 1:48 PM
U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane of Pennsylvania’s Middle District granted the NCAA’s Motion to Dismiss Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Corbett’s lawsuit seeking to overturn sanctions levied against Penn State University (Case Number 13-cv-00006).  Last July, the NCAA sanctioned Penn State for their role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse...

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...

Sports Law Job Posting – Associate Legal Counsel, Houston Rockets
June 6th, 2013 at 9:15 AM
You can apply here.  More details: General Description: This position acts as an interface between the legal department and other business units regarding legal issues in connection with the development of agreements with sponsors, licensees, customers, and other external parties RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: • In conjunction with the VP, Drafts...

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...

Sports Law Job Posting – Senior Counsel, Churchill Downs Inc.
June 5th, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Interested in a career in sports law?  Love the Kentucky Derby?  This is the job for you.  See the full posting and apply here.  Here are the details:   SUMMARY  Provides legal support and counsel to the company’s other departments and subsidiaries in operational and corporate matters; represents the company and its subsidiaries...

Unexpected Touchdown in Electronic Art’s Legal Conundrum – the Tim Tebow Play Call
June 5th, 2013 at 9:05 AM
Written by John Leppler: ***PHOTO1*** On May 23, 2013, it was discovered that Electronic Arts Sports (EA) used Tim Tebow’s name in a play call in its NCAA Football 2010 video game, which was released in 2009 prior to Tebow’s senior season at the University of Florida. Using his name was discovered...

NFLPA and NFL Continuing to Develop HGH Testing Protocols, Could This Aid the Concussion Problem in the Future?
June 4th, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Written by John Leppler: The NFL and the NFLPA continue to negotiate towards human growth hormone testing in place for the 2013 season. Although there is a significant impasse, one union source said the issue now is that the league’s proposal calls for testing to begin immediately. The samples would then...

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...

Does OSHA Have a Role in Giving Professional Athletes a Safe Work Environment?
May 22nd, 2013 at 9:48 AM
OSHA is a federal agency that regulates workplace safety.  However, when it comes to professional sports, they have generally taken a spectator's view of the safety issues affecting today's athletes. In a 2008 letter, OSHA indicated that they determine whether professional athletes are "employees or independent contractors" of their teams "on...

A Closer Look at Derek Boogaard’s Family’s Suit Against NHL
May 17th, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Derek Boogaard's family has filed a lawsuit against the NHL, alleging that their oversights and failures permitted conditions which led to Derek's untimely death in 2011.  Derek's family has retained renowned Chicago trial attorneys Corboy & Demetrio to prosecute the case against the NHL in Cook County, Illinois.  Tom Demetrio also represents...

NCAA Men’s Basketball Adopts Rule Changes
May 9th, 2013 at 7:07 PM
The NCAA Rules Committee for Men's Basketball held a three-day meeting which concluded yesterday with a number of rules changes. The 12-member committee (of which 11 were present and voting) adopted a change to the replay rules as well as an adjustment to the elbow-clearing rule and a clarified block/charge...

Jay-Z Becomes Sports Agent, Wades into Hockey?
May 2nd, 2013 at 4:58 PM
Earlier this month, Jay-Z  made it known that he had found a new business venture for himself:  a sports agency.  Partnering with premier sports and entertainment firm Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Jay-Z created Rock Nation Sports and signed elite second baseman Robinson Cano to his client roster after Cano had...

Calgary Flames: How They Might Have Lost the Jarome Iginla Trade
April 3rd, 2013 at 11:08 AM
Prior to this week's trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jarome Iginla had been a member of the Calgary Flames since 1996, and the team's captain since 2003.  To say he was the face of the franchise would be to do a disservice to his impact on the Flames and the...

The Elvis Dumervil Fax Fiasco Explained
March 28th, 2013 at 8:35 AM
Elvis Dumervil,one of the NFL's premier pass rushers was all set to take a paycut in base salary from $12 million to $8 million to remain with the Denver Broncos a scant thirty minutes before the deadline to re-sign him.   If Denver did not have his renegotiated contract before...