FIFA Match Agent Pleads Guilty in U.S. to Corruption Charges

According to Bloomberg Business, a Colombian soccer consultant pleaded guilty to paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to officials who awarded media and marketing rights, admitting he used sham contracts and Panamanian bank accounts to cover his tracks. Miguel Trujillo, 65, entered his plea in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, where he was the 13th…

Professional Caddies Lose Class-Action Lawsuit Against The PGA Tour

A group of 168 professional caddies have lost a class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour. The suit was initially filed in February last year on behalf of 81 caddies with the United States Northern District Court of California – the same court that Ed O’Bannon (former UCLA & NBA basketball player) successfully sued the National…

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center 2016 Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium

What: SELS Symposium “The Cost of Entertainment: A Comprehensive Look into the Cost of Sports & Entertainment in the Modern Era” When: Saturday, February 20th, 8:30am-6:30pm Where: NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Panza Maurer Law Library, 3rd floor 3305 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314 Agenda Panel 1: The Impact of Concussions on Athletes From High School…

University of Pennsylvania Law School Entertainment & Sports Law Society Annual Symposium

What: 3rd Annual Penn Law Sports Law Symposium, “Sports In 2025” When: Friday, February 19, 2016 Where: University of Pennsylvania Law School, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium Schedule:  10:00 –10:30am: Light Breakfast 10:30 – 11:00am: Opening Remarks (Sports Illustrated’s L. Jon Wertheim) 11:00 – 12:15pm: Panel 1: The Anticipated Growth in International Markets and Publicly Funded Stadiums 12:15 –…

University of Oregon School of Law 2016 Sports and Entertainment Law Forum

What: 2016 Sports and Entertainment Law Forum When: February 5, 2016 Where: Ford Alumni Center, Eugene, OR 97403 Conference Schedule & Keynote Presenter 9:00 AM — 9:30 AM…………………………………………………………..Check–In 9:30 AM — 10:50 AM……………………………………………..Compliance Panel 11:05 AM — 12:15 PM……………………………………Sports and Business Panel 12:15 PM —1:10 PM……………………………………………………………….Lunch 1:15 PM — 2:15 PM………………………………Keynote Speaker Darren Heitner 2:15 PM — 3:30 PM…………………………………………..General Counsel…

The NFL And “Paid Patriotism”

According to an article by Eben Novy-Williams of BloombergBusiness, the NFL plans to refund taxpayer dollars paid to teams for military tributes. The Department of Defense has spent more than $10 million on sports sponsorship in the past five years for box seats, advertising, on-site recruiting, and perhaps most controversial, tributes for soldiers. This has…

Football Agents Sued By Recruiter For Not Paying Him Off

There is a belief that many football agents use other individuals (oftentimes referred to as “runners”) to assist them in the recruitment of potential NFL player clientele. In fact, the NFL Players Association has recognized same as being an issue and in 2012 amended its regulations to prohibit certified Contract Advisors from using, associating with,…

Differences In Prohibited Drug-Substances: The World Anti-Doping Agency vs. The National Football League?

The following is a guest contribution from Shaune Fraser, a student in Darren’s sports law class at the University of Florida. In 1999, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) created The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), an international independent agency, whose mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport. WADA created the World Anti-Doping…

Baseball ‘Agent’ Sued For Fraud By Yankees Minor League Player

Baseball players beware; not every person holding himself out as a baseball agent actually has the capacity to help you progress your career.  New York Yankees Minor League Baseball (MiLB) player Angelo Gumbs found that out the hard way, according to a complaint that he has filed against an individual he claims stole upward of…