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Sports Law

Court Rules Arbitration Award Was Procured By NFL Agent’s Fraud

You never want a court to conclude that you committed fraud. But that is exactly what is said about a prominent NFL agent in the middle of a newly released decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. According to the Court, perhaps the “easiest conclusion” in the case, “even under […]

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Golf

Pro Golfers Reference Threats To GSE Worldwide In PGA Tour Complaint

On August 3, many professional golfers, including Phil Mickelson, Talor Gooch, and Bryson DeChambeau, filed a Complaint, in federal court, against the PGA Tour. It largely reads like a lawsuit filed to provide relief to LIV Golf, which is upset that the PGA Tour has taken measures to dissuade golfers from playing in the new […]

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Sports Law

How The College Athletes Bill Of Rights Would Affect Sports Agents

There is a new bill in Congress, sponsored by Senators Booker, Blumenthal, Schatz, Wyden, and Padilla, that is titled, “College Athletes Bill of Rights.” If it is passed and signed into law, which is probably a long shot, then it will have consequences for the sports agent industry. Part of the bill seeks to establish […]

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MLB Players Sports Business

Wasserman Spending Spree Continues With Acquisition Of Jet Sports

Wasserman has been on an acquisition spree over the past year. It recently acquired New York-based talent agency The Montag Group, rugby powerhouse Esportif, and golf management firm Mullhaupt Management. Its latest acquisition is a baseball agency, which was just announced this morning. Wasserman’s baseball practice will expand with the acquisition of Jet Sports Management. […]

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NBA Players Sports Agents

Thad Foucher Talks Irreconcilable Differences And More Regarding Russell Westbrook

“Irreconcilable differences” is often referenced when a lawyer finds himself in the middle of a lawsuit where he is representing a client who is not paying bills in a timely manner or perhaps the two no longer see eye-to-eye anymore. It is a way for the lawyer to attempt to withdraw as counsel through motion […]

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Sports Law

Casey Close Files Federal Complaint Against Doug Gottlieb

You had to have seen it coming. On June 29, sports commentator Doug Gottlieb published a tweet that said, “Casey Close never told Freddie Freeman about the Braves final offer, that is why Freeman fired him. He found out in Atlanta this weekend. It isn’t that rare to have happen in MLB, but it happened […]

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NFL Players Sports Business

Roc Nation Sports Strengthens Football Division With Erik Burkhardt

Erik Burkhardt, who has been certified as an NFLPA Contract Advisor for 17 years, has joined Roc Nation Sports as co-head of the company’s football division. He will share the responsibility of managing and growing Roc Nation Sports’ football division along with Kim Miale and John Thornton. Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals), Bradley Chubb (Denver Broncos), […]

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Sports Law

What Could Be The Fallout For Casey Close Concerning Freddie Freeman?

Major League Baseball player Freddie Freeman has ended his relationship with baseball agent Casey Close of Excel Sports Management based on Close failing to inform Freeman about a final offer that was presented by the Atlanta Braves, per Doug Gottlieb. According to Gottlieb, this information was not disclosed to Freeman because Close knew that Freeman […]

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Headline

2022 NBA Draft Player-Agent Pairings

Excel Sports Management had 5 of its clients selected in the top 20 of the 2022 NBA Draft. The company represents 10 of the 58 selections (17% of the NBA Draft) during the entire night of June 23, 2022. 3 of its clients were lottery picks and it had 7 clients off the board before […]

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Sports Business

Excel Sports Management Acquires Experiential Marketing Agency

Sports agency Excel Sports Management has acquired creative and experiential marketing agency Game Seven, which creates, develops, and executes innovative engagement platforms that tell relevant brand stories. Game Seven has worked with Nike, Foot Locker, Timberland, Oakley, Bleacher Report, Instagram, TikTok, Meta, and Spotify in the past. “Excel and Game Seven share foundational elements, as […]