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
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
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
After thirty days and plenty of headaches from those lovely vuvuzelas (Don't worry- they will NOT be allowed at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil), this first World Cup in South Africa has come and gone. Paul the Octopus went 8-0 and correctly picked Spain to be the World Champions.
In the wake of the recent controversy over the France national team’s qualification to FIFA’s 2010 football World Cup in South Africa, I thought it might be a good idea to address the issue of how to mend a client’s reputation where an incident has tarnished it. Earlier this month, France
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,
On the pitch, Chelsea is consistently one of the strongest clubs, but off the field the club has had its fair share of disputes. Most recently, the club received notice that they will lose the privilege of signing new players to their squad until January 2011. Chelsea has stated they
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