Contract Negotiation Retirement Sports Law

Back so soon?

An interesting case has emerged in the Australian Football League (AFL) which may have repercussions worldwide. Mal Michael retired from the Brisbane Lions at the end of this season, with one year remaining on his contract. Thus, his one year was voided as he ended his career. Just yesterday, he announced that he has signed […]

MLB Players Recruiting Sports Agents Sports Law

Would You Like a Cuban Cigar With That Pitcher?

Americans have been smuggling Cuban items into the country since the formation of the Cuban Embargo. The latest item: professional baseball players.  Gustavo “Gus” Dominguez has been charged for paying aides to illegally bring Cuban players to California with the end goal being that they get signed by MLB teams [Feds charge agent with smuggling […]

Coaches Recruiting Sports Agents Sports Law

No Tolerance Policy

This past Friday, Sports Agent Charles Taplin was arrested for trying to gain information about and contact student athletes at Louisiana State University [LSUPD charges ‘agent’ in WCA]. The arrest is for “violating a Louisiana law that regulates sports agents and their contact with athletes.” But the story gets worse. Travelle Gaines, an assistant strength […]

Sports Law

Milwaukee: Beer & Sports

Tomorrow (Friday, October 6, 2006), the National Sports Law Institute will kick off its conference to cover Individual Performer Sports: Current Legal and Business Issues.  The entire conference will be held at Marquette University in Alumni Memorial Union, #36.  Attendance counts for 8 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits hours.  You only need to worry about […]

Contract Negotiation Recruiting Sports Agents Sports Law

Analysis of “Maybe Jerry Maguire Should Have Stuck With Law School: How The Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act Implements Lawyer-Like Rules For Sports Agents”

This post is officially crowned as having the longest title ever! Anyway, once again, hat tip to Sports Law Blog for contributing its Sports Law Scholarship program and finding a gem for this blog to post some analysis on. The Law Review article under discussion is called: Maybe Jerry Maguire Should Have Stuck With Law […]

Contract Negotiation Sports Agents Sports Law

Agent or Advisor?

The Sports Law Blog made a post on July 24th highlighting Phil Kessel’s (hockey player at University of Minnesota) contract negotiations with the Boston Bruins. An agent by the name of Wade Arnott is serving as an advisor instead of as an agent. He is not receiving any money for his services as an advisor, […]

College Football Players Sports Agents Sports Law

Alabama is Serious about Agent Regulations

Since the post made about the UAAA (Uniform Athlete Agents Agent) on January 6th, one new state has passed the act, making it 34 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S Virgin Islands as adherents. Alabama is one of those states. Section 8-26A-4 of Alabama’s state act under the UAAA says: (a) Except as […]

Sports Law

Some Sports Law Rules

While catching up on some of the posts in the blogs I most commonly read, I stumbled across two excellent articles from the Sports Law Blog: New Sports Law Program at FCSL & Breaking Into the Sports Law Industry How Do I get a Job in Sports Law? (Continued) In an effort to summarize both […]

Contract Negotiation Sports Law

UAAA Contract Question

I forgot that reader Sokki Chen asked me two questions for a long time, but somehow remembered today that I never got around to answering the 2nd question. If you are interested in reviewing the post that I made concerning Sokki’s first question, Can Olympic/Student Athletes Obtain Endorsements?, you may do so by clicking the […]

Endorsements Sports Law

Can Olympic/Student Athletes Obtain Endorsements?

We love our readers. Especially when they make comments on this blog and send e-mails with questions or compliments. Reader, Sokki Chen asks: How would the UAAA be applied to an Olympic athlete who is also a NCAA student athlete. If (s)he wants to hire an agent to negotiate deals for certain appearances prior/after the […]