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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 […]

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NFL Teams Sports Agents Sports Business

Why Are NFL Agents Not Switching To Team Jobs?

The New York Post has a new article titled, “Inside NFL’s reluctance to hire ex-agents to run teams,” and even gave us at Sports Agent Blog a shout out. The lengthy (for New York Post standards) article references a trend in professional sports organizations to hire sports agents to work in-house, but notes that such […]

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Endorsements NBA Players Sports Business

NBPA Signs Deal To Make Player Social Media Endorsements Easier

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and its for-profit arm THINK450 has partnered with Opendorse in an effort to help NBA players and brands with maximizing name, image and likeness value. The intention of the deal is to make collaboration and paid opportunities easier and more regular for professional athletes in the NBA. Indeed, ease […]

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NBA Players Sports Law

Court Allows Case Between Zion Williamson’s Former And Current Agents To Proceed

Zion Williamson’s former marketing agents who filed a lawsuit against him in circuit court in the State of Florida have been given a small gift. While their case against Williamson in that jurisdiction remains stayed as Williamson’s similar case against the agents (pending in federal court in North Carolina proceeds), they are now free to […]

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NBA Teams Sports Business

Knicks Sign Their No. 1 Pick — William ‘Worldwide Wes’ Wesley

The New York Knicks have announced that William “Worldwide Wes” Wesley has been hired to serve in the role of executive vice president/senior advisor of the franchise. Wesley will be departing from his role at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where he had been provided the title of consultant within its coaching division — a position […]

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NBA Players Sports Agents

Davis Bertans’ Agent: ‘We’re Playing The Cards That We Were Dealt’

NBA players are on the clock to decide whether or not they will participate in the conclusion of the NBA season. Many are currently discussing with their agents the pros and cons of traveling to Orlando, FL and being part of the “bubble” in Walt Disney World. It should come down to a personalized decision […]

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MMA

Gerardo Fanny Signs With Paradigm Sports

Gerardo Fanny, who boasts a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) record of 9-1, has signed with Paradigm Sports Management. Fanny’s last major fight came on October 5, 2019, when he beat Luiz Filho in an SHC Bantamweight Championship title bout. “Excited to welcome Gerardo Fanny to Paradigm Sports for full-service representation,” stated Paradigm Sports. “Gerardo […]