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Autonomous NCAA schools may open doors wider for agents

In the wake of last Thursday's vote to grant the five high-revenue conferences some autonomy in making rules that govern major college sports, the onus now shifts to athletics directors and conference commissioners to formulate an agenda that can be implemented beginning next year.<p>But among the …

NCAA makes strong counterargument to close O'Bannon trial

<i>Stewart Mandel contributed to this report.</i><p>OAKLAND, Calif. -- After three long weeks, the <i>O’Bannon v. NCAA</i> trial has come to an end. There will be …

NCAA setup baffles O'Bannon judge

OAKLAND, Calif. -- On the 11th day of a trial in which Ed O'Bannon and other athletes seek nothing less than the transformation of college sports, …

College Football

No warrant, no cellphone search: court

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Privacy right keeps drugs out of court

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How Jimmy Graham's Twitter Bio Could Cost Him $5M

Unable to reach a long-term contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, superstar Jimmy Graham is at an identity-crisis crossroads. The Saints are keen on slapping Graham with the franchise tag, which would lock him in to a one-year contract worth maximum dollar value for his position. But …

North Carolina coach Roy Williams denies Rashad McCants' assertions

North Carolina coach Roy Williams denied accusations that he knew of academic shortcuts and wrongdoing in a statement Friday, refuting claims made by former Tar Heels player Rashad McCants.<p>McCants, who was the No. 2 scorer on North Carolina's 2004-05 championship team, told ESPN that he seldom went …

College & University

Reinventing The Law Business: Blend In At Your Peril; You Need To Stand Out

Bruce Stachenfeld<p>I give credit for the inspiration of this article to a writer named Seth Godin who wrote a book called The Purple Cow (affiliate …

Why is Frank Miller's Batman so alienating?

Batman is 75 this year, and so I’ve found myself thinking about Batman a lot lately. Especially the Batman stories written by Frank Miller – not only …

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Why Hasn't Roger Goodell Disciplined Jim Irsay Yet?

In contrast to the swift action taken by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in response to Donald Sterling’s privately recorded words, the NFL has yet to …

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Style The Independent<p>Images appear to show hundreds of empty seats at Donald Trump’s first annual White House tree lighting ceremony. The 71-year-old …

NFLPA files grievance over value of Saints TE Jimmy Graham's franchise tag

The fight over Jimmy Graham's position has begun in earnest.<p>The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance on Graham's behalf, arguing the franchise tag the New Orleans Saints placed on him in February should pay him like a wide receiver, not a tight end, a person close to Graham told USA TODAY …

Sports Industry Mogul Darren Heitner Teaches Us How To Play The Game

When Cuba Gooding Jr. got Tom Cruise to scream the words, “<b>Show Me The Money!</b>” during his Oscar winning performance in Jerry Maguire, he coined a phrase that would not only become synonymous with the business of sports for decades to come, but go on to inspire millions to try and enter the world of …

How Much Will 49ers Cornerback Tarell Brown's Blunder Cost His Former Agent?

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown fired his football agent. Without any additional details, that would almost seem to be par for the course in an industry where agent changes are quite commonplace. However, the circumstances surrounding Brown’s agent termination experience does make his …

Full 2014 NFL Draft Selections And Analysis (Player/Agent)

Prior coverage of NFL Draft (agent/player) relationships: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010Keep up with Darren Heitner on Twitter, spreadsheet creator Josh …

Court finds that First Amendment does not preclude athletes asserting Right-Of-Publicity claims against broadcasters

On April 11, 2014, a California federal court issued a First Amendment ruling that has potentially significant implications for broadcasters in the …

Sports attorney outlines Silver's 'broad powers' in Sterling issue

As the sports world awaits an announcement Tuesday from Adam Silver regarding the league's investigation of Clippers owner Donald Sterling, noted …

Sports Law

Being an Agent is About More Than Showing Players the Money

In the inexorable march between an NFL prospect’s final collegiate game and his name being called during the draft, there is one person guiding him …

America’s Recidivism Nightmare

A new government study shows a disturbing trend for the prison population.<p>The Bureau of Justice Statistics has finally released new information on …

Is Obama Finally About to Use His Pardon Powers to Correct the War on Drug's Injustices?

It's about time.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user Beth Rankin</i><p>Last week, President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of a man who had spent three extra years behind bars because of a typo. This was a nice use of the executive privilege of pardons, but it was a blip in the career of a president whose …

Justice

NLRB Ruling Allows College Football Players to Unionize — and the Ramifications Could Be Huge

0<p>A recent decision by regional director Peter Sung Ohr of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) declared that Northwestern University football …

Judge Allows NCAA Athletes’ Antitrust Claims to Proceed

0<p>A U.S. District Judge in California, Claudia Wilken, rejected all of the NCAA’s arguments to dismiss antitrust claims against it in connection with …