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Excel Sues Endeavor/WME For Poaching Baseball Agents

Massive sports agencies have been brought into battle in the State of New York. On September 14, Excel Sports Management initiated litigation against Endeavor Group Holdings (formerly known as William Morris Endeavor Entertainment — “WME”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary WME Sports, alleging tortious plans and efforts by Endeavor to form a baseball agency by unlawfully […]

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Sports Law

Mitchell Robinson’s Former NBA Agent Is Fighting Hard To Keep Poaching Lawsuit Alive

The battle between NBA agents David Lee and Raymond Brothers surrounding New York Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson III is heating up. Earlier this year, Lee initiated a lawsuit against Brothers based on the allegation that Brothers influenced Robinson to change his representation with the promise of a brand-new pickup truck. Lee has claimed that, […]

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Sports Law

Nerlens Noel Blasts NBA Agent Rich Paul In New Lawsuit

New York Knicks big man Nerlens Noel has blasted NBA agent Rich Paul in a brand new lawsuit that was initiated today in Dallas, Texas. The Complaint names both Paul and Klutch Sports Group, Paul’s sports agency, as defendants. Paul, who represents the likes of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Trae Young, Draymond Green, and Ben […]

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Sports Agents

South Carolina Gets More Aggressive With Agents, Including A 10% Cap On NIL Fees

Over the past couple of years, many states have passed name, image, and likeness (NIL) bills and had them signed into law by their respective governors. These bills (we have compiled a list) almost exclusively focus on providing college athletes with NIL rights, while also creating some guardrails for the athletes, schools, and third-parties involved […]

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Endorsements Sports Law

Cheat Sheet For Sports Agents As Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) Goes Live July 1

College athletes in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and New Mexico will be allowed to earn money from third parties, subject to certain restrictions, as of July 1. Texas, Illinois, and Louisiana are expected to join those states offering a July 1 effective date in the near future, and the NCAA could still change its bylaws […]

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NBA Players Sports Agents

2021 NFL Draft Round 1 Recap Of Player-Agent Pairings

Trevor Lawrence – MGC Sports/Excel Sports [marketing] Zack Wilson – Brian Ayrault (WME) Trey Lance – Patrick Collins, Tommy Condon, Jimmy Sexton (CAA) Kyle Pitts – Andre Odom and David Mulugheta (Athletes First)/ESM [marketing] Ja’Marr Chase – Alliance Sports Jaylen Waddle – Joel Segal (SportFive)/GSE Worldwide [marketing] Penei Sewell – Joe Panos, Justin “Scoop” Schulman, […]

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Sports Law

What To Do If You Wish To Rep College Athletes In Florida

In 94 days, the State of Florida is set to become the first to give college athletes the right to commercialize their publicity rights (i.e. name, image, and likeness — “NIL”). The establishment of these rights will put athletes in a position of power, but also provide sports agents with opportunities that have not existed […]

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Want To Be An NFL Agent In 2021?

Are you interested in representing NFL players in their contract negotiations with NFL teams? You will first need to become certified with the NFL Players Association as a licensed Contract Advisor. Every year, the NFLPA provides one month for interested individuals to submit their applications. That window opens today (January 13) for 2021 and will […]

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NFL Players Sports Agents

Why Dwayne Haskins Agent Tweeted About Ending Their Relationship

It is rare to see a sports agent make a public announcement when cutting ties with a professional athlete. Typically, an athlete will send a letter to the agent indicating that their professional relationship is terminated and ultimately sign a new agent with a relative lack of fanfare. However, every so often an agent will […]

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Sports Business

NFL Agent Todd France And CAA Mutually Part Ways

NFL agent Todd France and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) have mutually agreed to part ways. What is next for France is not yet known, but he is sure to try to keep the many talented NFL players who have signed Standard Representation Agreements (SRAs) with him. As of the latest count of NFL Players Association […]