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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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Ernie Els Parts Ways With Chubby Chandler

Golfer Ernie Els and Int'l Sports Management agent Chubby Chandler "have split after seven years," according to Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte. Els, who signed with ISM in '04, wrote on his website that the move "was to consolidate his business in Jupiter, Florida." There is speculation that Els "will ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, Golf

Chubby Chandler Sold 75% Of ISM In '10

Newly discovered documents reveal that golf agent Chubby Chandler "sold most of ISM Group," holding company of Int'l Sports Management, less than a week before ISM client Louis Oosthuizen won the '10 British Open, according to Simon Goodley of the GUARDIAN. Chandler, whose clients have won four ...

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Chubby Chandler, ISM Build Powerful Identity

Golfers from Chubby Chandler's International Sports Management have won the last three major championships, and ISM has "become a management company rivaling and perhaps surpassing" IMG, according to Craig Dolch of GOLF WORLD. Chandler represents the winners of the aforementioned tournamen ...

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Judge Denies Motion In Quinn Case

A Houston federal judge yesterday denied NFL agent Carl Carey's motion for a restraining order preventing certain agents from negotiating a contract for his former client, Rams first-round draft pick Robert Quinn, after Carey indicated the motion was now moot. The Rams signed Quinn to a contract ove ...

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Hearing On Quinn Representation Postponed

A court hearing on a motion to issue a restraining order preventing certain agents from negotiating a deal with Rams first-round draft pick Robert Quinn has been postponed until later this month while the parties work try to settle the matter. NFL agent Carl Carey asked a Houston federal judge to po ...

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Annika Sorenstam Remaining With IMG

IMG yesterday announced that World Golf HOFer Annika Sorenstam has renewed her agreement with IMG for worldwide management and marketing representation. Sorenstam had been represented by Tiger Woods' agent Mark Steinberg, who recently left IMG and became a full partner in Excel Sports Management. "A ...

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NCAA Panel Proposes Broader Agent Definition

An NCAA panel "has proposed broadening the definition of agents in a move aimed at closing the loophole that allowed Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton to keep playing despite his father's pay-for-play scheme," according to John Zenor of the AP. The NCAA yesterday announced that the Div ...

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Agent Files for TRO After Quinn Fires Him

The recently fired agent of Rams first-round draft pick Robert Quinn has asked a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order preventing agents he alleges interfered in his relationship with Quinn from communicating or negotiating a deal with the Rams. U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas has set ...

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Chubby Chandler Reshaping Golf Landscape

Chubby Chandler is “arguably the most influential individual in golf today, reshaping the game’s frontiers in the age of Rory McIlroy,” according to Kevin Garside of the London TELEGRAPH. Chandler has logged “22 years in the empire-building business, long enough to recog ...

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Mark Steinberg Joining Excel Sports Management

Mark Steinberg, the agent to Tiger Woods, has joined Excel Sports Management, the agency founded by powerful NBA agent Jeff Schwartz, as a full partner in the company. "We are excited to have Mark and to have Tiger join Excel," Schwartz said in a telephone interview this morning. “Mark is goin ...

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