Featured Story

Republicans, NFL push back

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 26 / 16

Congressional Republicans and the NFL are pushing back against the narrative reported by ESPN last year, and by congressional Democrats in May, that the NFL and its outside medical advisers interfered with a National Institutes of Health grant to a doctor long critical of the league’s c...

Read More

Tags: Law and Politics

More Stories

Election 2016 should mean big ad sales

Combine a competitive presidential election with unlimited spending due to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and TV networks should be in prime position when it comes to ad sales from the Clinton and Trump campaigns. But not so fast. Top ad executives say an unprecedented amo ...

Tags: Law and Politics, Media

Ex-athletes more likely to take a stand

When athletes stop playing games, they’re sometimes ready to start playing politics. Though retired players still have endorsements and other opportunities available to them because of their on-field feats, they appear more likely to take a public political stand, one expert says. &ldquo ...

Tags: Law and Politics

Trump’s ‘America First’ may affect bids

Donald Trump’s desire to drastically reshape American foreign policy could damage the nation’s hopes of landing the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup, some experts say. Historically speaking, politicians don’t usually play a decisive role in bids to land mega-sports events. But Tru ...

Tags: Law and Politics

Election 2016 a political minefield

Tremors from the most politically divisive presidential campaign in memory are rippling through the sports marketplace, causing many athletes, executives and agencies to tread cautiously regarding endorsements or official support of any kind. The nominees, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hil ...

Tags: Law and Politics

NFLPA’s One Team PAC is a first

The NFL Players Association has created a political action committee, a first for the labor group and the only one among the major U.S. sports unions. The move comes as the NFL more than ever is immersed in issues before Congress and as the NFLPA and league are in the very early stages of prepari ...

Tags: Law and Politics

Agency to broker deals for NFL retirees

WME-IMG is announcing today the Football Greats Alliance, a new agency that has the rights to negotiate marketing and licensing deals on behalf of 22,000 retired NFL players. The agency was created as a part of the settlement of a publicity rights lawsuit brought by a group of retired players aga ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

RSN celebrate ucrative political season

While many may have overdosed on this year’s 24/7 election cycle, the sports networks just can’t get enough of it. That’s because the candidates are spending big on ad spots to get out the vote. Home Team Sports has sold five times more political ads for this week’s Super ...

Tags: Media, Law and Politics

Fantasy operators continue legal moves

After an autumn largely to forget for the daily fantasy sports industry, the business has started 2016 on a similarly turbulent but perhaps still hopeful path. Vantiv Inc., a payment processor that services the majority of the industry (including its two largest operators, FanDuel and DraftKings) ...

Tags: Law and Politics

Elite firm helping with Symmonds’ suit

An elite law firm is helping one of track and field’s most outspoken athletes challenge the U.S. Olympic movement on antitrust grounds, and leading legal minds say the lawsuit should be taken seriously. Partners at Washington, D.C.-based Hausfeld LLP, fresh off their victory in O’Bann ...

Tags: Olympics, Marketing and Sponsorship, Law and Politics

Rubio, PACs put their spots in sports

Marco Rubio hasn’t been shy about showing his love of sports while out on the campaign trail. And in the race for early election-year votes in Iowa and New Hampshire, he’s using sports to tout his candidacy more than any other contender, as well. With the Iowa caucuses set f ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Law and Politics, Media

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug