Soccer Player Banned By FIFA For Not Paying Agent

FIFA has come down hard on Premier League player Emmanuel Eboue. The Sunderland defender has been banned for 1 year for not paying commissions to his former agent. The 32 year-old has seen his contract with the team, which he only signed in March, ripped up. The payment in question dates

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/28/2014)

Another week, another city that is not my home of Miami.  Today I am in Louisville, Kentucky, speaking at the University of Louisville’s sport administration program's 5th Annual Speaker Summit along with ESPN's Jemele Hill and University of Toledo College of Law professor Geoffrey Rapp.  In case you have not yet done

Is This Mr. Jack Warner’s Last Stand?

Recent developments surrounding the tendering process for the FIFA World Cups of 2018 and 2022 have left many wondering whether FIFA is in touch with the sports industry. The tendering process and awarding of the 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar respectively led a former president of Germany’s Federal

FIFA President Relates Issue to “Child Slavery”

If you haven’t read my previous article about FC Barcelona offering a place in their youth academy to a 7-year old boy, I suggest you do as this will go hand in hand with those issues. Not only is FIFA growing more and more concerned about national programs acquiring youngsters,

Drugs and Sport – Why It’s Not Worth It

Whether it is a performance-enhancing drug or recreational drug, doping in sport is frowned upon and dealt with very seriously. One of my former tutors at King’s College, Jonathan Taylor, was one of the lawyers at the tribunal for Martina Hingis' trial. She had tested positive for cocaine and the

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