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Sports Law

Nerlens Noel’s Case Against Rich Paul Pushed To Arbitration

Remember the lawsuit that Nerlens Noel filed against Rich Paul and Klutch Sports Group a little over a year ago? You know, the one where Noel claimed that Paul interfered with his preexisting relationship with agent Happy Walters, promised Noel that he was a “$100 million man,” told Noel not to accept a $70 million […]

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NFL Players

Calvin Ridley Has New Representation: David Mulugheta

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who is suspended for the 2022 NFL season after being found to have gambled on games in 2021, has made a change in representation. Ridley was previously represented by SportsTrust Advisors, going back to when he was selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. However, the […]

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Sports Business

Acquisition Spree In The Football Agency Arena

Vanguard Sports Group Adds Veteran Agents. Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Raleigh-based Vanguard Sports Group has added to its football division by bringing in veteran NFLPA Contract Advisors Tony Paige and Chitta Malik, who had co-founded agency Dream Point Sports. Those two agents will assist with the football operations at Vanguard and add many NFL clients […]

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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), […]