Jeff Kessler, an attorney who helped bring free agency to the National Football League, is about to focus on the unpaid athletes who generate more than $16 billion in college sports television contracts.
Domonique Foxworth was sitting across the table from billionaire team owners during labor negotiations as president of the National Football League Players Association when he came to a stark realization.
National Basketball Association players won’t get their first paychecks of the season today. NBA Commissioner David Stern says they may not get the rest either, after they dissolved their union yesterday.
Lawyers for the National Basketball Association and its players’ union held an almost four-hour arbitration hearing that may determine the futures of New York Knicks players Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak.
Officials for the National Basketball Association and its players’ union met for more than five hours today, marking the first time since the lockout was imposed on July 1 that negotiations were held on consecutive days.
Jeremy Lin can re-sign with the New York Knicks without regard to the National Basketball Association’s salary cap under an arbitrator’s ruling today that gives the team freedom to go after other free agents.
Billy Hunter made $3 million in salary this past year as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, a 25 percent increase over what he earned while leading the union through a season-shortening lockout that resulted in missed paychecks for the organization’s members.