Thomas Sims Joins VaynerSports

Per a press release from the company, VaynerSports, is pleased to announce that veteran NFL agent Thomas Sims has joined their team as Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Prior to joining VaynerSports, Thomas served in the same role at A3 Athletics, where he was responsible for the recruitment and

Los Angeles Entertainment Summit

What: Los Angeles Entertainment Summit Where: The Loews Hollywood Hotel (Hollywood & Highland, 1755 Highland Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90028) When: July 17 - 19, 2017 The Summit is the premiere forum for the major motion picture studios, video game publishers, retailers, distributors, and other ancillary companies and service providers in the industry to discuss the impact,

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

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