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Christian Dawkins Files For A New Trial

Christian Dawkins was convicted in 2019 on conspiracy and bribery charges when plotting to bribe top college coaches to steer their NBA-bound athletes toward his sports management company and favored financial advisors. His conviction was upheld in June 2021 by an appellate court. This week, Dawkins is set to begin his 18-month sentence in an […]

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Ja’Wuan James Seeks $15 Million in Grievance Against Broncos

Offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James, recently released by the Denver Broncos, has filed a grievance against the team seeking $15 million in lost salaries. James sustained a torn Achilles’ tendon while working out away from the Broncos’ team facilities. The NFL sent a memo to teams in May stating any injuries “sustained while a player is […]

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2nd Annual Women in Baseball Conference: Being a Black Woman is my Superpower Panel Recap

The 2nd annual Women in Baseball conference sponsored by SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center, and hosted by Rockford University took place this weekend. The theme of this year’s conference was Celebrating African American Women in Baseball. The conference featured keynote addresses from professionals such as Lauren Meyer, the Director of The Other Boys of Summer; […]

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NBPA and G League Push Towards Unionization

Reports have recently surfaced that the National Basketball Players Association and the G League (effectively the NBA’s developmental league) have had serious discussions towards unionization. It was reported by The Athletic, that NBPA officials met with G League players last year during the G League Showcase in Las Vegas to begin educating players on the […]

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Former Agent Sam Porter Named To Leaders Under 40 Awards Class Of 2017

The Leaders and Aspire Academy recently announced the Class of 2017 for the third annual Leaders Under 40 Awards. Sam Porter, the Director of Legal and Business Affairs for DC United and Swansea City FC, was one of seven winners in the Legal & Governance category. Sam is a former sports agent that made the switch to […]

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The Legal Impact Of Self-Representation In Professional Sports

Prior to the start of the NFL season, Denver Broncos offensive lineman Russell Okung received a lot of attention as he chose to negotiate his own free agent deal. Over the past few seasons, there seems to be a growing trend of NFL players choosing to negotiate their contracts without the help of an agent. Bernard […]

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2016 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium Live Stream

What: 2016 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium – A Changing Game: Challenging the Status Quo in Sports Law at Villanova School of Law. When: Friday, April 1 from 9 AM to 1 PM Where: Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law – 299 North Spring Mill Road, […]

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Professional Caddies Lose Class-Action Lawsuit Against The PGA Tour

A group of 168 professional caddies have lost a class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour. The suit was initially filed in February last year on behalf of 81 caddies with the United States Northern District Court of California – the same court that Ed O’Bannon (former UCLA & NBA basketball player) successfully sued the National […]

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The Legal Issues Surrounding Sponsorship At The Rugby World Cup

Sport sponsorship can often come with various complications and issues, but it’s certainly something that is worth the time and hassle given the global exposure. Sponsorship is an excellent way of enhancing brand image and tends to catch the public eye – by attaching your name to that of a top class event you too […]

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2015 National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

What:  2015 National Sports Law Negotiation Competition When:  Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th, 2015 Where: Thomas Jefferson School of Law Campus, 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 The Center for Sports Law and Policy (CSLP) at Thomas Jefferson School of Law will be presenting the fifth annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition […]