2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

League vs Player: The Battle Off the Field

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Four Seasons
Ballroom CD
98 San Jacinto Blvd

From deflated balls to domestic violence to "bounty" scandals to performance-enhancing drugs, off-field controversies have led to high-profile battles between professional sports leagues and their players. Are leagues and players destined to collide or is there a better way to resolve internal disputes? This panel will explore the business, sports, legal, policy and social issues raised when leagues investigate and discipline their own players and will also examine the overall relationship between leagues and their respective players associations.

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Andrew Brandt at SXSW

Andrew Brandt

NFL Analyst


Andrew Brandt has established himself as one of the most respected national voices in sports and sports business. He provides truly insightful perspectives in all forms of media and academia. On t...

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Gabe Feldman at SXSW

Gabe Feldman

Law Prof

Tulane University Law School

Gabe Feldman is a professor at Tulane Law School, the Director of the Tulane Sports Law Program, the Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance and a certified mediator.

Feldman has emerged as one of...

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Kelli Masters at SXSW

Kelli Masters

NFL Agent, Attorney

KMM Sports

Kelli Masters is the founder and president of KMM Sports, a full-service sports agency based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Since 2005, she has represented NFL players as an NFLPA Certified Contract ...

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Scott Fujita at SXSW

Scott Fujita



Scott Fujita attended the University of California at Berkeley with undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Business Administration. In his final year at Berkeley, Scott earned a Masters deg...

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