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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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WME Signs LeBron James For All Entertainment, Acting Projects

04 / 23 / 14

WME has signed Heat F  LeBron James for all entertainment and acting projects, the agency confirmed. At WME, he will be represented by a team of agents throughout the TV, film and literary divisions. James will continue to be represented for marketing endeavors off the court by Fenway Sports G...

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03/18/11
NFLPA Continues Meeting In Florida

The NFLPA is set to hold its second full day of meetings today in Marco Island, Fla., where player reps and other players are expected to be updated by the organization's Exec Committee on, among other things, what happened in the federally mediated CBA talks that resulted in the NFLPA decertifying ...

03/16/11
NFL Players Allege Draft Is Illegal

While speculation over the past few days has centered on whether top NFL Draft prospects will attend the NFL Draft in N.Y. next month, players in the antitrust case filed Friday have alleged that the Draft is a violation of antitrust laws and is illegal. It is not expected that the players in the  T ...

03/14/11
NFL Players Discuss CBA Talks

NFL Players trade association leaders Kevin Mawae , Saints QB Drew Brees and Colts C Jeff Saturday held a conference call with the media today to refute what they said was misinformation and false reporting about the NFL CBA talks, including how close they were to a deal before the union decert ...

03/10/11
NFLPA Still Wants More Financial Transparency

As the NFL and NFLPA today enter the next to last day of federally mediated negotiations for a new CBA, there is rising concern in the industry that there will be no deal and that the union will decertify Friday and the league will lock out after the deal expires Friday night. The two sides are not ...

03/03/11
Star QBs Agree To Be Antitrust Plaintiffs

Star QBs Peyton Manning , Drew Brees and Tom Brady have agreed with several other players to be named as plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit the NFLPA plans on filing against the NFL if there is no agreement to extend the deadline for the CBA, sources said. If there is no extension, the NFLPA pl ...

03/02/11
U.S. Rep To Hold Briefing On Lockout

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is currently planning to hold a Congressional briefing on the potential economic impact of an NFL lockout later this week in DC.

02/28/11
Agent Pat Dye Jr. Questioned By Police

Prominent NFL player agent Pat Dye Jr. said he was handcuffed and questioned by Indianapolis Police after he and his partner, agent Jimmy Sexton , went to the players hotel at the NFL Combine on Thursday night to finalize a marketing deal with Under Armour, at the invitation of Under Armour. "We ...

02/25/11
NFLPA's Smith Briefs Agents On Labor

NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith did not reveal any details on the ongoing NFL CBA talks, but told NFL player agents at a large union meeting in Indianapolis to prepare for an NFL lockout, sources said. "His position is that we want a deal and the NFL isn't moving and only says, 'No!'" said one sour ...

02/25/11
NFL Briefs Coaches, GMs At Combine

NFL coaches and GMs were briefed last night in Indianapolis on how they could contact current NFL players as well as college players who are expected to be drafted in the NFL Draft in April if the league locks players out after the CBA expires March 4, sources said. The NFL routinely holds a meeting ...

02/23/11
Sources: Close Leaving CAA Sports

Close leaving CAA next month Prominent baseball player agent Casey Close, best known as the longtime representative to Yankees SS Derek Jeter and Phillies 1B Ryan Howard, is leaving CAA Sports when his contract expires next month, multiple sources said. Sources said CAA and Close a ...

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