Catching Up With Athletes First’s 2012 NFL Draft Class

There are a few sports agencies that always have a large number of clients selected in the NFL Draft, and oftentimes many of those players are picked in the top half of the draft.  Athletes First is one of those agencies.  While the company's Draft class is not as top heavy

Harvard Law School 2011 Sports Law Symposium

What: Harvard Law School 2011 Sports Law Symposium When: Friday, March 25, 2011 (9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.) Where: Ames Courtroom (9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) and Austin West (1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) PANEL #1 – AMATEURISM PANEL - 9:30-10:40am Different sports entities answer the question “what it means to be an amateur”

Gary Wichard Suspended; Teague Egan’s Certification Revoked; What Now?

Late last Friday, the NFL Players Association released an official announcement that Gary Wichard is hereby suspended from acting as an NFLPA Contract Advisor for nine months and that Teague Egan's NFLPA Certification was revoked. Wichard was suspended for having impermissible communication with UNC's Marvin Austin prior to Austin being eligible

Asking Too Much Of The NFLPA?

At this year's SEC Media Days, Alabama football head coach, Nick Saban, said that the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) needs to do more to protect student-athletes from unscrupulous agents who do not have the student-athletes' best interests in mind when offering anything of value to them.  Saban's statement immediately gave