Selecting an Agent, Using Personal Counsel and Agent Regulation

I recently had the opportunity to interview Sports Lawyer and Connecticut Sports Law Editor Daniel Fitzgerald concerning the role and responsibilities of sports agents.  In particular, we discussed the athlete’s process of selecting an agent, the role that personal counsel can play for an athlete, and the regulation of agents. Rob Romano: What advice do you […]

ESPN Sues Conference USA

Sports Network powerhouse ESPN filed a lawsuit against Conference USA alleging that they did not fulfill its contractual obligations when the conference sold its television rights to FOX. ESPN alleges that the parties reached a tentative agreement and planned additional meetings to negotiate the finer points before a deal was to be finalized. Conference USA, however, […]

John Junker Released As Fiesta Bowl’s President & CEO

John Junker, President and CEO, and the face of the Fiesta Bowl for over 2o years, was fired after an internal report revealed numerous improprieties.  (Report (PDF).  Junker, who has guided the Fiesta Bowl from it humble beginnings to an elite Bowl Championship Series (BCS) franchise, was released from his $600,000.00 a year position after […]

Fordham Sports Law Symposium

The Fordham Sports Law Forum and the New York State Bar Association Entertainment Arts and Sports Section Present:  15th Annual Fordham Sports Law Symposium Date: Friday, April 1,2011 Time: 9:00am-4:40pm Keynote Speaker: Howie Roseman General Manager, Philadelphia Eagles TOPICS: Damaging Impact: The long term health effects of concussions and where future liability might lie. Agents, Amateurism […]

Cleveland Browns’ Fan Suing Over PSL Agreement

Ken Lanci, a Cleveland Browns season ticket holder, filed a lawsuit against the Browns and the National Football League claiming the lockout violated his contract to buy tickets through his Personal Seat License (PSL). The lawsuit seeks damages from the Browns for breach of contract and bad faith and from the NFL for contract interference.  […]

Former NFL Players Suing the NFL

Former National Football League players, Carl Eller, Priest Holmes, Obafemi Ayanbadejo and Ryan Collins filed a complaint in federal court suing the National Football League seeking to lift the current lockout to ensure their pensions and health benefits remain funded.  Presently, the retired players receive retirement, disability and death benefits, subsidized by the 32 teams.  The […]

Interest and Refunds for NBA Season Ticket Holders If a Lockout Occurs

The National Basketball League announced today that all NBA franchise season-ticket holders would receive a full refund on all purchased tickets if any of next season’s games are canceled because of a possible labor dispute.  In addition, according NBA Senior VP/Marketing Communications Mike Bass, the NBA will pay interest on any monies already paid by […]

Romano On Quiksilver: Quiksilver Announces $1 Million Prize Purse At ASP Event In New York

The Romano Sports & Entertainment Agency is proud to announce that it will provide an Economic Impact Study to Quiksilver and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) regarding the Quiksilver Pro New York set to take place on Long Island’s Long Beach from September 4-15, 2011. The Quiksilver Pro New York will be the 6th […]

NFL Labor Dispute Benefiting the CFL/UFL

With the National Football League antitrust suit/lockout in full force, some NFL veteran free agents may consider heading north to play, showcasing their talents in the Canadian Football League.  However, veteran players need to be aware that CFL teams will not sign players who were under contract with NFL teams at the time the Collective […]