NCAA Law

When should you begin meeting with sports agents? The college football regular season is entering its final stages, and with the end of the season so close, some players may be thinking about the next NFL draft. When is it OK to declare for the draft? Once the CFB season ends, players can begin [...]

Sports Law

The assumption of risk Whether it’s Paul George’s leg snapping against a basketball hoop stanchion or Henrik Lundqvist’s neck taking the full force of a slap shot, injuries are an unfortunate part of sports. For this reason the doctrine of the assumption of risk can be applied [...]

Sports Law

What is the Rooney Rule? Just over 10 years ago, the Rooney Rule was implemented in the NFL. Since then it has been criticized, praised, probed for loopholes and used appropriately. It is mentioned frequently in discussions of head coaching vacancies. So what is it, exactly? With “Black [...]

NFL Agent

2016 free agency period just around the corner… While the 2016 free agency period doesn’t begin for another few months, the NFL regular season is over and as teams that missed the playoffs consider their futures, players should also begin thinking about how they would like to [...]

NFL Agent

Taking the right steps in choosing an NFL agent Now is the time when many college football players toward the end of their careers are preparing for the next step, which means choosing an NFL agent to help get them there – the NFL. Choosing an NFL agent is an important decision for [...]

NFL Agent

What is dead money? Once an NFL player signs a contract, the team he agreed with cannot release him down the road in an effort to save money. Instead, if the organization does cut the individual, it will have to satisfy the remaining terms of the contract with “dead” money. Dead [...]

Sports Law

What is a no-trade clause? In a number of professional sports leagues, when a player develops a certain degree of clout within his or her organization, the individual’s contract may include a no-trade clause. Most of the time, players have little control over when they will be traded or [...]

Sports Law

Can a professional athlete file a workers’ compensation claim? Well, it depends on where he or she plays. Dangerous jobs can lead to disability and as a result, prohibit an individual from being able to carry out the work he or she was previously paid for, hence workers’ [...]

Sports Law

The NFL relocation process For a number of NFL teams Los Angeles is beckoning, but only one – maybe two – of the three franchises with their sights set on the City of Angels will be able to move there. For whichever team or teams do end up settling in Los Angeles, the NFL’s [...]