Roc Nation Sports Signs First Coaching Client, Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson

Per Liz Mullen, Roc Nation Sports has signed its first coaching client, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson will be represented by agent John Thornton, who also represented him when Thornton worked at Octagon. Thornton, who negotiated Jackson’s four-year deal with the Browns in January 2016, left Octagon for Roc Nation three months later. The two worked

Minor League Baseball Players FLSA Litigation: Are Players Entitled to Greater Rights?

The following is a guest contribution by Noah Goodman. Goodman is a Labor and Employment Associate at Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia and he frequently writes about collective bargaining issues in professional sports. Goodman can be reached via LinkedIn.  In 2017, the average salary for a Major League Baseball (“MLB”) player was $4.47

Roc Nation Sports Signs LB Nick Kwiatkoski

Per a press release from Berk Communications, today, Roc Nation Sports announced the signing of Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski. A former first-team all-Big 12 honoree from West Virginia, Kwiatkoski was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 113th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Kwiatkoski started in seven games

NBA/ NBPA Age Minimum Negotiation

The following is a guest contribution by Noah Goodman. Goodman is a Labor and Employment Associate at Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia and he frequently writes about collective bargaining issues in professional sports. Goodman can be reached via LinkedIn.  The NBA and the NBPA should agree to raise its age minimum from 19

2017 University of Miami Sport Industry Conference

What: 2017 University of Miami Sport Industry Conference When: March 23-March 24, 2017 Where: Watsco Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 Description: The 2017 University of Miami Sport Industry Conference will bring together leading sport industry experts to discuss some of the biggest issues currently facing the sport industry, while also giving attendees an opportunity to

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