Lawyer Starting Firm To Represent College Athletes

Law_Kessler_2013A lawyer who helped bring free agency to the National Football League is set to focus on the unpaid athletes who generate more than $16 billion in college sports television contracts, reports

According to the report, Jeff Kessler, a lawyer from New York-based Winston & Strawn is starting the first college-focused division at a major law firm to represent players, coaches, schools and conferences against what Kessler described as “the unbridled power and influence” of the NCAA.

Kessler, 59, has represented the interests of athletes ranging from Michael Jordan to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.