NFL Agent

Could self-representation be a setback in NFL free agency? Free agency can be an exciting time for football players, but it can also be tough to navigate, especially as the window inches toward a close. This is why the help of an agent is often necessary. Former Seattle Seahawk, Russell Okung, [...]

Sports Law

What about being on NFL practice squad? Free agency kicked off this year and players such as Olivier Vernon found themselves signing massive contracts with new or old teams. However, there are some players who are free agents year round, and their names rarely ever hit the headlines. Allen [...]

NFL Agent

What’s the deal with the legal tampering window? Free agents and their representation negotiate through a two-day period in early March just before the start of free agency called the legal tampering window. Brief as the 48-hour stretch is, it is important to the league as well as football [...]

NCAA Law

The NCAA’s Attempt to Defend Amateurism In 2015, a court ruled that the National Collegiate Athletic Association is violating the Sherman Antitrust Act by failing to provide student-athletes with compensation when it uses their images to sell products, and the organization is making an [...]

Sports Law

The NFL Player Bankruptcy Problem Many NFL players are dealing with a similar problem. Data from the National Bureau of Economic Research indicates that around 1 in 6 individuals who played in the league end up bankrupt. Bankruptcy common among former NFL players  Professional football players, [...]

Sports Law

Player Rights: the NFL Reserves Right to Use Players Image Who has the right to use a football player’s image – the athlete himself or the league? Well, according to a recent court ruling, when it comes to in-game footage, it is the latter. While players own their names and their [...]