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Contracts Sports Law

NFLPA Issues Stern Warning To Agents Who Want Fees From Player Income Purchase Agreements

NFL players have reportedly been recently entering into Income Purchase Agreements, which are contracts that involve an up-front payment by a third party to a player in exchange for the player promising the third party a percentage of his current and future NFL contracts. The NFL Players Association caught wind of these Income Purchase Agreements […]

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Sports Law

How Heitner Legal Assisted Cleodis Floyd

In 2013, Cleodis Floyd was victorious in an arbitration against the National Football League Players Association after the union denied his NFL agent application. The union did not want to certify him because Floyd was previously convicted of fraud.

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Sports Law

Looking At Appealing Denial Of NFLPA Contract Advisor Certification

The mandatory seminar and exam for those attempting to fulfill their childhood dreams of becoming a National Football League Players’ Association (NFLPA) Contract Advisor – more commonly known as an NFL player agent – was held on July 24-25. Now, roughly eight weeks later, many hopefuls are beginning to learn whether or not they achieved […]

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Collective Bargaining Issues

NFLPA Files Grievance against NFL for Bounty Suspensions

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. The NFL Players Association has filed a twofold grievance against the NFL, appealing the suspensions handed down to Jonathan Vilma (New Orleans Saints), Will Smith (New Orleans Saints), Anthony Hargrove (Green Bay Packers), and Scott Fujita (Cleveland Browns) for their involvement in the Saints bounty program. On August […]

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Collective Bargaining Issues

NFLPA Details Expenses on Lawyers and Lobbyists

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. The NFLPA is the labor union that represents current and former NFL players. They are in charge of maintaining former and current players’ benefits. Through subsidiaries, their responsibilities expand to players’ marketing and licensing agreements. Therefore, they pay expenses for players’ royalties, arbitration, and general counsel. Last year […]