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UFL Needs To Rid Itself Of Legal Troubles To Have A Shot At Surviving

This month, the United Football League (UFL) announced that it was ending its season prematurely, but that it plans to return in 2013.  While I am not one to deter others from being optimistic, I just do not see the league making a triumphant return.

A couple of days ago I was asked, “What will it take to get the UFL on more solid ground?”  The obvious answer is, “a lot,” but one glaring issue is the legal troubles that the UFL is facing.

Scott Andresen of Andresen & Associates, P.C. put together a list of UFL legal battles initiates prior to October 15.  The list is embedded at the bottom of this article.  The sheer number of lawsuits filed against the UFL should serve as a cause for concern.  Additionally, so many of the actions are based on the UFL’s failure to pay amounts of money due.  And don’t forget that former UFL coach Marty Schottenheimer is now suing UFL founder Bill Hambrecht for $2.3 million owed, which was alleged to have been personally guaranteed.

UFL Litigation Prior to 10 15 12

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.