Onyx Sports Group claims that it is not just a “player factory”. On its web page, only one golfer is listed under its Golf division. While Onyx may not be a player factory, its CEO, Andrew Moss, has been indicted for blowing a bunch of smoke at his golf client and a sponsor. The client, Scott Yancy III, received $10,000 from the endorsement and Moss took $40,000. Seems like an interesting split to me. I have never heard of any agent taking 80% on endorsement deals. There seems to be more to the story, but it definitely seems a little odd to me at this point. I think the federal court that issued the indictment would agree.
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.View Archive →