Sports Agents Tennis

Rogers Wants $50k In Commissions

Perry Rogers of Alliance Sports Management Co. represented Andre Agassi during his years of greatness and claims to have concurrently represented his wife, Steffi Graf.  Rogers says that he is owed more than $50k in commissions from Graf.  The interesting point is that with endorsement deals, agents are notoriously paid directly from the marketers, take our their cut, and then send the rest of the money to the client (which is different from how an agent is paid from negotiating a contract with a team for a baseball, football, or basketball player).  How then is Rogers still owed $50k?  Apparently this is how:

[The lawsuit] says Graf agreed to pay Rogers’ company 15 percent of all business ventures once an investment account had reached $20 million. Graf stopped paying Rogers’ after the October split with Agassi.

For fifty thousand bucks, I think this bad boy gets settled before any more news leaks out.

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.