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In 1953, Ernest Nemeth, a football player at the University of Denver, sought workers’ compensation after suffering a back injury while playing football. In a 6-1 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court held that Nemeth was “employed” by the university to play football and was therefore entitled to weekly payments of $11.87 under [...]

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Should college athletes be paid for their performance? Should athletic programs pay college athletes for using the athletes in marketing and business ventures? Two different questions and two highly debated, yet predictable, responses. If you ask this question to current and former college athletes, the answer to both is likely to be “yes” — but [...]

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Ed O’Bannon’s four-year-long lawsuit made a huge step a few weeks ago when O’Bannon and EA agreed on a settlement (previously discussed here). The settlement was a big win for the plaintiffs but also for student-athletes in general. It is one step closer to athletes being able to [...]

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There’s another sports agent and college football scandal, and this one involves the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The North Carolina Secretary of State commenced an investigation into sports agents, which revealed that a Georgia man sent cash to Marvin Austin, a former North Carolina football player. The investigation also revealed that [...]

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Mississippi Cracking Down on Sports Agents

On September 17, 2011 By R.L. Florance

Mississippi does not want to risk losing a Heisman trophy. Motivated by Reggie Bush’s loss of his Heisman, Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman led the charge in passing a new Mississippi law tightening sports agent regulations, saying, “If Mississippi ever wins a Heisman trophy, we want to keep it.” (Hopefully, [...]

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After a 2010-11 college football season in which two teams – Auburn and Texas Christian – finished undefeated in the NCAA FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision; formerly Division I-A), more fuel was thrown on the ever-burning debate about the continuing propriety of the BCS as the method of determining the FBS champion. While some mid-major schools [...]

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Distraught fans of the former 2K Sports NFL video game franchise may finally have their day in court, nearly seven years after EA Sports locked up an exclusive license to produce video games featuring NFL teams and players. In 2004, a year during which EA Sports’ Madden NFL 2005 sold for $50 and [...]

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It’s Treeson! The Sad Story of Toomer’s Trees

On February 24, 2011 By JETLaw

When I last wrote, the NCAA was investigating Auburn University’s star quarterback, Cam Newton, for allegedly violating NCAA policies. Since that time, the NCAA suspended Cam Newton in a largely symbolic gesture, reinstated him a day later, and Auburn went on to win the National Championship. As the old saying goes, all’s well that ends [...]

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Don’t Mess With Utah?

On October 26, 2010 By Charles Michels

In early 2009, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff couldn’t take it anymore. After he watched the Utah Utes football program go undefeated in the regular season for the second time in five years, he believed that the Utes deserved a place in the NCAA’s BCS title game. However, just like in 2004, the Utes [...]

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