Sign Here Please: Are NFL Contracts Getting Harder to Negotiate?

Finally!  Three months after the 2010 NFL Draft, the first contract for a first-round draft pick has been signed. On July 22nd, Dez Bryant, the 24th overall pick, reached an agreement with the Dallas Cowboys for a five year contract worth up to $11.8 million, including $8.5 million guaranteed. According to

Limited Time Offer From Chris Bosh

After a brilliant legal victory last year by attorneys at Winston & Strawn LLP against Zavala and, Chris Bosh’s nickname went from “CB4” to “cyber-hero” to many loyal fans and those in the Internet community.  If you do not remember the lawsuit or the previous post on,  here

Labor Relations in the NFL: The Impact of the Uncapped Year

Since the 1993 NFL season, the league has had been fortunate enough to maintain stable and successful labor relations, extending the CBA five consecutive times and avoiding a work stoppage since 1987, but will that streak end this year?  NFL owners appear willing to lock out their players in 2011

Recap: 2010 UF Sports Law Symposium

With the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIV in Florida this year, it is hard to imagine any more star power in the Sunshine State.  However, the 2010 UF Sports Law Symposium defied the norm and did exactly that, bringing some of the top names in the sports industry to

Vick Can Keep The Falcon$ Money

On Tuesday November 1oth, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals  affirmed Judge David Doty's previous order against the NFL.  The court affirmed the previous judge's ruling and declared that Mike Vick's contract should remain under Doty’s oversight. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello mentioned that Doty’s ruling on Vick's bonuses was upheld in

Jordan’s Heir Still Wears the Air Jordan

New details have arisen regarding a previous post: Would Jordan Ever Wear Adidas Shoes. After the incident became public, Marcus still refused to wear the team’s Adidas brand shoes on the court. With Marcus continuing to wear his father’s Nike’s, the University of Central Florida is clearly in breach of