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The National Basketball Players’ Association Will Begin Search For A New Executive Director

The National Baskball Players’ Association (NBPA) has announced that the search for the successor of current Executive Director Michele Roberts will begin. Practicing forward thinking, the NBPA has acknowledged the importance of putting together a strategy for filling such a valuable role within the organization. Roberts was elected in 2014 and has been instrumental in […]

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WNBPA and WNBA Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement That Will Cover 2020-2027

The WNBA and WNBPA has come to a “tentative” terms on a new eight-year Collective Bargaining Agreement. The two entities have been at the negotiating table for quite some time looking for a middle ground on key factors that plagued the league. Factors including salary, travel, player experience and quality of life. The new agreement […]

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The Implications Of NFL Rookies Forgoing Representation

At this year’s Sports Lawyers Association Conference (SLAC) in Washington, D.C., NFLPA Director DeMaurice “De” Smith hinted at his stance towards the argument surrounding NFL rookies who have thought about existing without an agent. Since the restructuring of its collective bargaining agreement in 2011, the NFL and the NFLPA would turn the complication of teams […]

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The NFLPA Provides “The Economic Truth About The New NFL CBA”

There are plenty of great gatherings of Sports Law professionals and students interested in Sports Law, but year after year, the best event is the annual Sports Lawyers Association conference.  This year’s conference was held last week in San Diego, California. The NFL Players Association typically holds its Certified Contract Advisor Session just prior to […]

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David Cornwell Stunned At What NFLPA Has Become Under DeMaurice Smith’s Leadership

Earlier this week, Atlanta, Georgia-based attorney David Cornwell of DNK Cornwell sent a memorandum to all NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors regarding Cornwell’s lack of praise for the qualify of the leadership in the NFLPA, particularly pointing his finger at NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.  The timing of Cornwell’s letter was calculated; it was sent at a time that […]

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NBA and Players Close To New Deal; Is Wilson Chandler Happy?

The biggest news of the weekend was undoubtedly the proclamation that there will be a 2011-12 NBA season (albeit reduced from 82 regular season games to 66 regular season games). The announcement was made between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. early Saturday morning. The season will tentatively kick-off with 3 Christmas Day games, including the […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/25/11)

Let’s start this with a shout out for Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. Braun was selected as the National League MVP (Most Valuable Punim?). He is the first Jewish MVP in baseball since Sandy Koufax in 1963. I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and enjoys their weekends. There is so much to be […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/19/2011)

Shabbat Shalom everybody!  I will be heading to the Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers game tonight to check out some preseason action.  The story of the week (and possibly the year) was easily penned by Charles Robinson at Yahoo! Sports.  His article, Renegade Miami football booster spells out illicit benefits to players, is still one […]

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Rumor: NFL Rookie Deal Agent Fees To Be Capped At 2%

Before 31 NFL team owners approved (1 owner, Al David of the Oakland Raiders, abstained in the vote) what they called a comprehensive agreement, there were a lot of rumblings on Twitter regarding sources telling reporters that the new deal will include a reduction of the ceiling for NFL agent fees on negotiated rookie contracts. […]

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NBA Close To First Work Stoppage Since 1998

The 2011 NBA Draft took place as scheduled on June 23, but a work stoppage still seems a real possibility as owners and players have a wide gap that needs to be narrowed.  Many believe that NBA owners and players are still almost $7 billion apart in their dealings over a new 10-year agreement. Billy […]