Friday, March 29, 2013

Bondarowicz to Appear on ESPN Outside The Lines

Aregatta's Andrew Bondarowicz, Esq. will be appearing in an upcoming ESPN Outside the Lines show examining professional athletes' charities.The show will look into the good, the bad and the ugly that sometimes exists with the foundations and charitable efforts of many pro athletes. Thbe available show is expected to air on ESPN on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM EDT and again on ESPN2 at 10:00 AM EDT. The segment will rerun throughout the week and also be available online.

Bondarowicz has been involved with non-profits for almost 15 years. As an attorney and sports agent, he specializes in sports and entertainment law, intellectual property, business start-ups and non-profits. He regularly works with non-profit clients on formation, governance, fundraising, and programming issues.

If you have any questions about Aregatta's services or how Aregatta can help your organization, please email

Thursday, March 21, 2013

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Weighs in on College Sports

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan publishes an Op/Ed piece in USA Today pr

Bondarowicz to speak at MCBA Sports Law panel

Aregatta's Andrew Bondarowicz, Esq.  has been invited to speak at the Middlesex County (NJ) Bar Association panel on Sports Law on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in New Brunswick, NJ.

The event coincides with the kick off of March Madness and focuses in on the world of sports agents and athletes. The event details can be found here:

Bondarowicz is a frequent panelist on Sports Law topics and is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers School of Law where he teaches Sports Law.

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Weighs in on College Sports

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan publishes an Op/Ed piece in USA Today both praising the NCAA for its recent re-emphasis on academics while also expressing caution at the escalating costs. Duncan criticized the run up in coaches' salaries as one of the chief drivers of athletic budgets and called for greater discipline and rollbacks to restore the balance.

Read the full story, click here.

Friday, March 1, 2013

NFL Stiffs the Little Guys

In the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, there is a little known concept called the Player Performance Pool (PPP) that provides bonuses to younger players who "outplay" their contracts. Each team sets aside $3 million of their salary cap for these equalization bonuses. The PPP is distributed based on the number of plays a player is in and their overall contract for the year. The more a player plays, the higher their allocation can grow.

The PPP was a way for players who do not make the big money to gain an extra 100-, 200-, or 300- thousand dollars in a season biased on their play. This could almost double the salary of a player such as Victor Cruz of the NY Giants, who essentially was playing for a minimum contract although being a Pro Bowl performer.

Well, in order to allow teams to spend more on high end players, the NFLPA agreed to suspend the PPP for   the next two seasons. So, the union that is supposedly looking out for the "little guys" essentially threw them under the bus so that the super stars can make a couple million more. It's a shame as the PPP was one of the best inventions in all of pro sports.