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2011 Santa Clara Sports Law Symposium

What: Santa Clara Law 2011 Sports Law Symposium When: September 8, 2011 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Where: Locatelli Center, Santa Clara University (map) Topics: Concussions (Keynote: DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFLPA), Steroids (Keynote: Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN Investigative Reporter), Labor Strife (Keynote: William B. Gould, IV, former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board), and the Use of Player Images […]

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Hard-Hitting Evidence in the Barry Bonds’ Trial: How They Got It In

Barry Bonds‘ trial has been well publicized and discussed.  From the news stories we hear Bonds’ mistress, Kimberly Bell, testify about his perceived steroid rage and the growing (and shrinking) parts of his body.  We hear Kathy Hoskins, Bonds’ former personal shopper testify that Greg Anderson, Bonds’ longtime trainer, injected Bonds with “a little something […]

Performance Analysis

Tebucky Jones Attempts to Recover One Last Fumble

Former Connecticut HS phenom, SU stand-out and Super Bowl Champ, Tebucky Jones, filed suit against a former employer for not providing an accurate medical diagnosis with regards to his career ending injury. Mr. Jones alleged that the New England Patriots fumbled when they did not inform him he suffered a severe tear to his knee […]

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MLB Investigating Role Of Agents With PEDs

What took them so long?  As sports agents, we have a fiduciary duty to act in our clients’ best interests at all times.  That includes informing them of the ramifications of abusing an illegal substance.  It also means that we can’t be pushing or selling performance enhancing drugs to our clients.  All of us would […]

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Tejada They Come, Tejada They Fall

After A-Rod’s memorable apology and admission of using steroids and performance enhancing drugs from 2001-2003, many comments and allegations, both positive and negative, have been thrown around. Alex Rodriguez was another big name star on the list of admitted steroid users during baseball’s “asterisks era.” Although Alex did tarnish his reputation by acknowledging his use […]

Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/20/09)

Catch the Dynasty Viral Video posted on Monday?  Happy birthday to my girlfriend, who turned 21-years-old today (no robbing the cradle jokes! I’m only 24!).  Spring Training is right around the corner.  I am excited to visit all of our Dynasty clients who will be performing in Florida.  I hope you are catching a glimpse […]

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How Can We Stop The Substance Abuse?

Whether Pat and Kevin Williams have a solid ground to sue the NFL or not over the four game suspension that has been levied on both players for violating the league’s steroids and related substances policy is not the main focus of this post. Instead, it is to advise all agents and athletes to take […]

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Speed/Athleticism > Power

Now that steroids are being filtered out of baseball, will chicks no longer dig the longball?  Highly doubtful.  But GMs and scouts are focusing a lot more on speed and overall athleticism.  Makes sense to me.  While I am not a loyal student of sabermetrics, I do value stats like OBP (on-base percentage) and OPS […]

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Cries of Collusion

With the today’s Major League baseball trade deadline looming, Barry Bonds is still a free agent.  Yes, Barry Bonds, possibly the greatest player of our generation, if not the greatest player in the history of Major League Baseball, cannot find work.  Bonds led the major leagues last year with a .480 O.B.P., a 1.045 O.P.S. and […]

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The MLB Steroids Situation Doesn’t Seem That Bad Anymore

Brian Urlacher threatening to retire? Chad Johnson refusing to go to voluntary and mandatory Cincinnati Bengals functions? Oh yeah, and that whole Gene Upshaw mess coupled with the impending owners lockout? Am I the only person at least a little worried about the state of the National Football League? These are all unnecessary distractions that […]