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Lawyer takes on NCAA to unlock money for athletes

Jeff Kessler of Winston & Strawn to head up the first college sports-focused division of a major law firm.

Sports is a big business in the United States. The NFL, NBA and NHL generate billions of dollars in revenue, but so do collegiage games. College sports broadcasts rake in over $16 billion, according to Bloomberg, but the players themselves see little of that money. But now one attorney has his sights set on that cash and the rights of the little guys.

Jeff Kessler of Winston & Strawn, who has experience working with the NFL, has announced that he will head up the first college sports-focused division of a major law firm, intending to fight for the rights of players, coaches, schools and conferences, taking on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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