Oct
31

UFL Needs To Rid Itself Of Legal Troubles To Have A Shot At Surviving

UFL

This month, the United Football League (UFL) announced that it was ending its season prematurely, but that it plans to return in 2013.  While I am not one to deter others from being optimistic, I just do not see the league making a triumphant return. A couple of days ago I was asked, “What will…
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Oct
22

United Football League Ends 2012 Season Early; Plans On 2013 Return

UFL

Last year, the United Football League (UFL) delayed the start of training camp and regular season games, and continued to lose money (a trend that started in its first year of existence).  The UFL eventually announced that the 2011 season would be shortened, leading many believe that it would not return in 2012.  But lo…
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Oct
17

The UFL Is Destined For Darkness

UFL

The writing was on the wall.  When it was announced earlier this year that the United Football League’s (UFL) training camp would be suspended for 30 days and its regular season games were pushed back a month, I started to wonder just how much longer the fledgling league had in it.  The UFL had been struggling for…
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Aug
16

Miami Booster Claims UFL Commissioner Provided Benefits To Student-Athletes

Michael Huyghue

When the United Football League (UFL) was just beginning at the tail end of 2007, Michael Huyghue was asked to become the new league’s Commissioner.  Huyghue’s résumé spoke for itself.  He was Senior Vice President of Football Operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars prior to becoming the President and CEO of a successful Jacksonville, Florida based sports agency titled, Axcess Sports…
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Jul
20

United Football League’s Woes Continue

UFL

In the past couple of days, many football players have been informed that training camp for the United Football League (UFL) will be suspended for 30 days.  While training camp will be shortened, the UFL had originally stated that the move will not affect the UFL season schedule, including the number of games played by each of the…
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May
19

United Football League, Canadian Football League, or Arena Football League

The following is a guest contribution from Martin Fischman, Dynasty’s Football Division Director. As a football agent, you have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of your clients.  But what happens when a player is either released from an NFL team with no other teams willing to sign the player, or the…
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May
05

2011 UFL Standard Player Contracts

Agents who had their clients selected in the 2011 UFL Draft should be happy that their players are safe from the great mystery of NFL football under the current lockout.  They will likely have their clients sign a United Football League Standard Player Contract (embedded below), which will be effective through February 29, 2012.  Paragraph…
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May
02

2011 United Football League (UFL) Draft Via Twitter

The NFL held its 2011 Draft over the span of three days and had it televised on ESPN and NFL Network.  The United Football League (UFL) will conduct its entire 2011 UFL Draft today, and it will be displayed on…Twitter. When: May 2, 2011 (8 p.m. EST) Where: First round will be Tweeted by UFL…
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Jan
10

Agents Upset At UFL For Non-Payment Of Agent Fees

Over the weekend, I spoke with quite a few agents who are very upset with the United Football League (UFL).  This time, it has absolutely nothing to do with the UFL’s $150,000 transfer fee.  Instead, agents are up in arms about the UFL’s slow process in paying out agent fees.  In fact, one agent told…
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Dec
06

$25,000 UFL Transfer Fee Allows Player To Become A Patriot

Section 3 of the United Football League’s (UFL) Uniform Player Contract states the following: Player acknowledges and agrees that he may only receive a Release pursuant to this subparagraph (b), upon payment of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) (the “Release Fee”), to be paid to Management by Player, the NFL, and NFL Club or any…
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