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  1. Northwestern coach campaigning against union effort OK, to a poin...

    Lester Munson

    Northwestern University's football coach is urging his players to vote "no" on April 25, when they are asked whether they wish to form a labor union. The coach's actions, together with electioneering by others, raise questions about rules and the law...

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  2. NLRB director's decision follows road map laid out by Northwester...

    Lester Munson

    Northwestern's legal team faces a tough battle to get the recent well-reasoned court ruling overturned on appeal, Lester Munson writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  3. Northwestern players' union effort may have been buoyed by testim...

    Lester Munson

    CHICAGO -- After a National Labor Relations Board hearing examiner told Northwestern University football players and their wannabe union representatives that their case was "weak" and that they had offered no proof on the important issue of the relat...

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  4. Massive effort by Northwestern to discredit football players' att...

    Lester Munson

    When Northwestern University football players surprised their university three weeks ago with a petition to form a labor union, the school faced a difficult decision as it formulated its response. Simple defiance was one alternative. American law lea...

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  5. First day of NLRB hearing includes key points for players attempt...

    Lester Munson

    In nearly five hours of testimony Tuesday on the first day of an NLRB hearing that will determine whether college players are student-athletes or employee-athletes who can unionize, Colter repeatedly used the words "job" and "paycheck" as he described the near total control football coaches had over him during four years at Northwestern.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  6. Russian LGBT laws put athletes and advocates who wish to protest ...

    Lester Munson

    Sochi offers anyone planning to protest against Russian suppression of LGBT rights a dramatic and global opportunity, but it also subjects them to the whims of the Russian police, the uncertainty of Russian courts and the possibility of confinement in a Russian jail.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2014
  7. Northwestern players' attempt to unionize likely to fail but impa...

    Lester Munson

    First it was a wildcat strike three months ago by the football players at Grambling University who refused to play a scheduled game against Jackson State in a protest against their training conditions. And now it is Wildcat football players at Northw...

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  8. Judge's ruling a setback for attorneys in NFL $765 million settle...

    Lester Munson

    A federal judge in Philadelphia has rejected a proposed settlement of more than 4,500 NFL concussion lawsuits. Her decision raises legal questions about the settlement, its terms and its future: Q: The attorneys for the players and the attorneys for ...

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  9. A-Rod faces difficult road in getting MLB suspension overturned i...

    Lester Munson

    Arbitrator Frederic Horowitz has ruled that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the 2014 season and postseason, and as expected, Rodriguez says he will challenge the ruling in federal court. The arbitrator's decision and Rodriguez's threat raise leg...

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2014
  10. Settlement details in NFL concussion lawsuit may concern players

    Lester Munson

    Despite a confident display Tuesday from the players' attorney during a media conference call, it is increasingly clear that the $765 million concussion litigation settlement between the NFL and players who sued the league over health issues could ye...

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  11. Accuser's attorney makes case for reinvestigation, lists factors ...

    Lester Munson

    Accuser's attorney makes case for reinvestigation and lists factors in possible lawsuit against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  12. Murky facts in FSU quarterback Jameis Winston's sex assault inves...

    Lester Munson

    Three key factors led a Florida state attorney to conclude that he could not file a sexual assault charge against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Major lapses in the accuser's memory, her level of intoxication at the time of the incident an...

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  13. Lawyers in O'Bannon vs. NCAA case trying same tactic that defeate...

    Lester Munson

    After a seemingly endless debate about pay for play, a group of current and former college athletes are now telling a federal judge that she need take only a "quick look" at their lawsuit to conclude that they should all be paid. The players' asserti...

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  14. New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez facing certain failure if he tak...

    Lester Munson

    Were the actions of Alex Rodriguez and his legal team part of a grand strategy to surprise MLB and send the Lords of Baseball to Rodriguez begging and pleading for a settlement?

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  15. Developments to look for as Florida investigates Jameis Winston f...

    Lester Munson

    What we know about a sexual assault allegation against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is confusing because of the investigation's timing, leaks of only portions of the would-be case to the media, and conflicting stories from law enforcement...

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  16. Ryan Braun's past comments about sample collector slimy but caref...

    Lester Munson

    What should Dino Laurenzi Jr., be doing now that Ryan Braun has all but admitted his use of performance-enhancing drugs? Remember Dino? He's the guy who collected Braun's urine sample that would later test positive for synthetic testosterone, after i...

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013