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Cryptocurrency Awards and Management for Athletes and Entertainers
Cryptocurrency Awards and Management for Athletes and Entertainers

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are rapidly transforming the world

By Torrey Feldman, Rockridge Venture Law®
Tags: Crypto IRS
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Breaking Down the NIL Myths of Working with College Athletes
Breaking Down the NIL Myths of Working with College Athletes

College athletics has a particular fandom all its own that generates nearly $20 billion a year. 

By Torrey Feldman, Rockridge Venture Law®
Tags: NIL NCAA College Athletics
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Negotiating NFTs for Athletes
Negotiating NFTs for Athletes

“It’s better to be last to be good than first to be bad.”

-David Herrmann, social media expert

While non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) in the form of collectible digital artwork are a hot commodity, my advice is not to rush to ink the first deal put in front of your athlete client. Here’s why in what is admittedly not a legal treatise but rather a dealmaker’s tip sheet.

By Jerome Fogel, Partner, Fogel & Potamianos LLP
Tags: NFT, Patrick Mahomes, NFL, Golden State Warriors, Washington Football Team, New Jersey Devils, Rob Gronkowski
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MLB's All-Star Game Boycott is Not Enough
MLB's All-Star Game Boycott is Not Enough

While I applaud Major League Baseball’s willingness to stand against the racist segregationists in Georgia’s state legislature, ultimately the decision to pull the 2021 MLB All-Star Game from Georgia is a missed opportunity if MLB does not do more than simply take its ball and go away.

By David Cornwell, Sports Attorney
Tags: MLB, All-Star Game, Georgia
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The Hundred Billion Dollar Question
The Hundred Billion Dollar Question

Now that all of the NFL broadcast deals have been reported finalized, other than further filling the coffers of the NFL, what are the takeaways?

By Bobby Hacker, SLA Board Member, Attorney at Law and Sports Media Consultant
Tags: NFL, ESPN, Peacock, FOX, CBS, ABS, NBC
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"It's Coming to Ohio" – Sports Betting Likely on the way to Buckeye Country
"It's Coming to Ohio" – Sports Betting Likely on the way to Buckeye Country

Since New Jersey’s landmark Supreme Court victory in 2018, states across the country have passed legislation to legalize sports betting. Recently, this wave of legislation has made its way to Buckeye country. Ohio now stands poised to be the next state to allow fans to not only risk their sanity while watching their favorite team but their money too. 

By Jonah Samples, Esquire Associate Attorney at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Tags: COVID-19, Sports Betting
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