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California Senate Bill 206-The Immediate National Impact

While California Governor Gavin Newsom considers placing his signature on Senate Bill 206 and making his state the first state in the country to allow college student-athletes to market and profit from their name, image and likeness without affecting their student-athlete status, the legislation is already having an impact nationally. In response to the unanimous...… Continue Reading The post California Senate Bill 206-The Immediate National Impact appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 13, 2019

The California Legislation Has Spoken-Will Governor Newsom Make Senate Bill 206 Law?

The California State Senate has unanimously passed the amendments to Senate Bill 206 in a concurrence vote making California the first state to allow college student-athletes to market and profit from their name, image and likeness without affecting their student-athlete status. The bill will now be placed before Governor Newsom for his consideration. The Governor...… Continue Reading The post The California Legislation Has Spoken-Will Governor Newsom Make Senate Bill 206 Law? appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 12, 2019

California Assembly Passes SB 206 –Next Stop, Governor Newsom’s Desk

The California State Assembly has unanimously passed Senate Bill 206, formerly known as the Fair Pay To Play Act, prior to the scheduled end of the California legislative session on Friday, September 13th. The bill would allow California college student-athletes to earn compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness without affecting the...… Continue Reading The post California Assembly Passes SB 206 –Next Stop, Governor Newsom’s Desk appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 10, 2019

UPDATE: California Senate Bill 206 Moves Closer To Becoming Law

California Senate Bill 206, formerly known as The Fair Pay To Play Act, which would allow college student-athletes within the state to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness without interfering with their eligibility to continue to participate in collegiate athletics, has moved one step closer to becoming law. The bill past another hurdle...… Continue Reading The post UPDATE: California Senate Bill 206 Moves Closer To Becoming Law appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 1, 2019

Running Backs NLRB Petition Seeks To “Stiff Arm” NFL Players Association With New Bargaining Unit

An upstart labor organization, the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs (IBPRB), has filed a petition with Region 13, the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), seeking to form a separate union for the National Football League’s running backs. The unit clarification petition, NLRB Case No. 13-UC-246227, seeks to sever and create...… Continue Reading The post Running Backs NLRB Petition Seeks To “Stiff Arm” NFL Players Association With New Bargaining Unit appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
August 28, 2019

Title IX Alert Fall 2019

To assist collegiate sports administrators in assessing emerging Title IX issues, we are pleased to provide the fall 2019 issue of the Title IX Alert. This publication highlights topical issues such as proposed regulations, coaching obligations, and prominent court cases, among others. This issue covers the following topics: Private college denied due process to football...… Continue Reading The post Title IX Alert Fall 2019 appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
August 26, 2019

Will Student-Athletes on F-1 Visas be Affected by the Fair Pay to Play Act ?

California SB 206 would allow college-level student-athletes in California to market their name, image, and likeness without affecting their amateur status. How may the new law, which is in the final phases of approval, affect international student-athletes? Foreign students enter the United States on F-1 student visas. The terms of this type of visa drastically...… Continue Reading
August 12, 2019

Will Student-Athletes on F-1 Visas be Affected by the Fair Pay to Play Act ?

The Fair Pay to Play Act, California SB 206, would allow college-level student-athletes in California to market their name, image, and likeness without affecting their amateur status. How may the new law, which is in the final phases of approval, affect international student-athletes? Foreign students enter the United States on F-1 student visas. The terms...… Continue Reading The post Will Student-Athletes on F-1 Visas be Affected by the Fair Pay to Play Act ? appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
August 12, 2019

MLB Appears Ready To Dive into Uniform Patch Advertising

After observing the success of the NBA’s uniform patch program, Major League Baseball appears ready to utilize similar uniform advertising. According to MLB’s Executive and Vice President of Business and Sales Noah Garden, the MLB is considering advertising patches for players’ uniforms. Although the patches cover only a small portion of uniform space (approximately 6.25...… Continue Reading The post MLB Appears Ready To Dive into Uniform Patch Advertising appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
July 22, 2019

Sports Venues and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Throughout the country, sports teams and their venues have been hit with an uptick of public accommodation lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), along with its state and local counterparts. The ability to obtain attorney’s fees makes these cases attractive to plaintiffs’ firms. Plaintiffs include fans, who team up with...… Continue Reading The post Sports Venues and the Americans with Disabilities Act appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
July 15, 2019

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