Lower Transfer Fee Opens Pipeline From UFL to NFL

As of December 1, not a single UFL player had made the jump to a NFL team, raising important questions concerning the intentions of two year-old league.  The UFL’s insistence on collecting a $150,000 transfer fee was the obvious culprit.  When the UFL lowered the transfer fee to $25,000 a few days later, the New England Patriots […]

UFL Reduces Transfer Fee; Patriots First to Sign Player to Active Roster

The UFL has modified its $150,000 transfer fee, which Connecticut Sports Law covered this week.  With the recent change, an NFL team can sign a UFL player to its active roster for a reduced fee of $25,000.  In addition, the fee can be paid by either the NFL team or the player.  Here’s what the […]

Connecticut Sports Law at Rentschler Field for UFL Game

Dan Canavan and I are in the press box at Rentschler Field field for the first United Football League game to be held in East Hartford, Connecticut.  We’re covering the New York Sentinels’ game versus the Florida Tuskers focusing primarily on the business aspects of the start-up league. A few local connections: College Football Hall of Famer and […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UFL Set to Play in E. Hartford on November 12 As part of the UFL’s inaugural season, the Florida Tuskers and New York Sentinels will play at Rentschler Field on November 12.  The game signifies the possibility that the upstart league will field a team in Hartford in its second year. UConn football is off that week, […]