Sports Law

Spotlight: Upcoming UFC TV Rights Negotiations

At Heitner Legal, we are often asked to conduct diligence on and draft/negotiate contracts for various types of rights deals. One common rights deal negotiation in the world of sports relates to TV rights. Bleacher Report recently asked Darren Heitner to opine on how/if ESPN layoffs will in any way affect the bidding for TV […]

Contractual Issues

Mike Leach Not Done Suing

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. Current head coach of Washington State, Mike Leach, was fired from Texas Tech on December 30, 2009 for allegedly mistreating Adam Jones.  The allegations from 2009 were that Leach locked Jones in an electrical garage.  The claim was proved untrue when Jones admitted that allegation was false.  Currently, […]