Collective Bargaining Agreements – Professional Sports Leagues

As draft chatter has recently hit a high note in the sport of football and draft declarations are being made in the sport of basketball, Compliance Corner thought that it may be useful to provide links to the collective bargaining agreements for several professional sports leagues. Remember, there are several areas of the NCAA rulebook that are impacted by CBAs. Further, student-athletes should have an idea about the unique nuances of draft eligibility in these sports as well as any relevant deadlines that may impact them.  Therefore, anyone interested in reading about the complexities involved with each different sport will find this useful.

NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement

WNBA Collective Bargaining Agreement

NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement (2011-2016 version; new CBA has not been published)

NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement

MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement