National Signing Day: The Law of Letters of Intent

Another National Signing Day in college football is upon us – an exciting and joyous occasion for high school student-athletes preparing to play ball at the next level.  But student-athletes and their families should enter into a Letter of Intent with eyes wide open, as this contract is fraught with legal issues.  Connecticut Sports Law has covered these issues in some detail: Signing […]

Signing Day Brings National Letter of Intent (NLI) into Focus

Watching the Under Armour and U.S. Army high school All-American football games over the past weekends served as a reminder that National Signing Day is upon us.  February 3 is the day that many high school athletes will sign the National Letter of Intent (NLI): a one-sided agreement that heavily favors schools over student-athletes.  The majority […]