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Score One For The Little Guy

Score One For The Little Guy

The NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) expires after the 2010 season, and among other points up for debate–including revenue sharing and a rookie pay scale–the NFLPA may want to push for a new anti-doping...

NFL Rookie Contracts: Fair Or Not?

NFL Rookie Contracts: Fair Or Not?

Around the NFL there is strong disapproval about the amount of money rookie players are making. In April 2008, Roger Goodell expressed his wishes to change the current rookie contract structure. Goodell flung an...

BusinessWeek’s 2008 Power 100

BusinessWeek’s 2008 Power 100

Around this time last year when BusinessWeek released its Power 100, documenting the 100 most influential people in the business of sports, I was interested to see various sports agent related names pop up...

Cancer Takes Down Upshaw

Cancer Takes Down Upshaw

NFLPA Executive Director, Gene Upshaw, passed away last night at the age of sixty-three.  The news comes just days after Upshaw was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  While Gene Upshaw has definitely had his...

More On The Upshaw Upheaval

More On The Upshaw Upheaval

Gene Upshaw is trying to get some retired players who are known to support the current NFLPA Executive Director back into the union to support him as reports about disunity continue to surface. Trace...