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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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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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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 […]

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Sports Law

Former MLB Agent Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Application Of MLBPA Statute Of Limitations Rule

It is somewhat rare for the general public to get an inside look at the disputes that take place within the confines of professional sports players’ unions. The disputes are arbitrated and intended to stay private; however, sometimes there is nothing that the players’ associations can do to keep those arbitration matters behind closed doors. […]

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Sports Law

CAA’s Todd France Scores Win In Case Concerning Kenny Golladay

NFL agent Todd France of Creative Artists Agency prevailed against a rival agent Jason Bernstein through the NFL Players Association’s arbitration process. Typically, these decisions are confidential and outside the purview of the general public. However, this case has now been made public by virtue of a federal court filing that seeks to have a […]

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Baseball Agent Bob Garber Sues Merrill Lynch For Pushing J.D. Martinez To Scott Boras

Baseball agent Robert Garber has filed a lawsuit against Merrill Lynch and its employee Bruce Lee. The Complaint, filed in Illinois, seeks compensation in an amount above $50,000 based on counts of tortious interference with contractual relations. Garber, who serves as President of RMG Sports Group, has represented the likes of Roy Oswalt, Craig Gentry, […]

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MMA

Asia-Based MMA Promotion Launches Agent Certification Program To Rout Theft

If you are interested in representing fighters participating in the ONE Championship, then you now must first be certified with the organization. Chairman Chatri Sityodtong announced the creation of a certification program earlier today and made it clear that only agents and/or managers who have received certification by ONE Championship will be permitted to work […]