Gene Upshaw Remembered

The death of Gene Upshaw, president of the National Football League Players Association, sent shockwaves through the sports world yesterday.  Not only was Upshaw a hugely influential person in the present-day NFL, but he had been for 25 years.  Upshaw led the NFL players to the riches of unrestricted free agency and the current collective bargaining agreement […]

Executive Directors Forum: Fehr, Upshaw, Hunter and Kelly Discuss the State of their Sports

This article includes highlights from the Executive Directors Forum at the Sports Lawyers Association Conference in San Francisco. Donald Fehr, Executive Director and General Counsel, MLBPA Mr. Fehr addressed a variety of issues, including the Mitchell Report: George Mitchell had no agreement and no participation of the Players Association, effectively placing the Players Association in a […]