Contract Negotiation

Not Even Worth a Piece of Meat?

This cow will make one Romanian owner very happy!

Well okay, maybe a soccer player in Romania is worth 33lbs of meat…but that’s all! Nothing more! I found this great story from Darren Rovell’s blog:

Trade Bait

Everyone is abuzz around Bristol about this soccer player in Romania who was traded for 33 pounds of meat. As a frame of reference: In 1994, a CBA player named Edmond Wilson was traded from the Wichita Falls Texas to the Oklahoma City Cavalry for three sweatshirts and three jerseys.

I would never recommend a Sports Agent to create a deal like this for his/her client, but I think it would be funny to place a small clause in a contract negotiation that has some humor. Like let’s say Alex Rodriguez gets a new contract for $25 million per year, plus 5 happy meals on the team. Then again, I don’t know if he’s worth those 5 extra happy meals.

What’s next? A cricket player gets traded from India to China for General Tsao’s Chicken?

[tags]romania, meat, soccer[/tags]

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.