Dec
31

Celebrating Nine Years Of Sports Agent Blog

An image used in the early days of Sports Agent Blog's existence.

As I sit in my apartment in Miami, Florida, procrastinating from completing a syllabus for a Sports Law class I will begin teaching in Fall 2015, I am reflecting on the past nine years and feeling an overwhelming sense of pleasure and pride.  Nine years ago today I saw an opportunity to create this website,…
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Dec
26

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/26/2014)

Jon Jones after the UFC light heavy weight championship fight against Glover Teixeria at Baltimore Arena. Jones retained the light heavy height championship by defeating Teixeria. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the day after Christmas, the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers and all is well in the world.  Signing season is heating up, and many big time NFL prospects will begin to sign Standard Representation Agreements with NFLPA certified Contract Advisors.  As always, Sports Agent Blog will stay on top of the signings and report…
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Dec
19

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/19/2014)

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Shabbat Shalom my friends.  And a Merry Christmas to those celebrating the holiday next week.  A lot of interesting occurrences this week, including a featured interview on Above the Law and some coverage of a trademark application I filed for Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (“Money Green”).  As the year wraps up, I am looking…
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Dec
17

Talking About Sports Biz And Sports Law On Above The Law

Being a sports lawyer and a sports agent is not one in the same.

Head over to our friends at Above the Law for an ongoing conversation between Zach Abramowitz and me using Abramowitz’s innovative ReplyAll platform.  Abramowitz is asking me questions about how Sports Agent Blog got started, why I chose a path that led me to becoming a lawyer with a focus on Sports Law and tips for those who…
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Dec
12

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/12/2014)

Scott Boras

December 31, 2005.  That was the day I decided to create this website.  Amazingly, almost a decade later, it is still up and running, and hopefully providing worthwhile content to you that you enjoy to consume.  Please let me know what we can do to make the website even better in the future.  We have…
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Dec
11

Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Injured In Car Crash

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Photo Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Simon Armstrong is a freelance sports writer who has specialized in the major professional sports leagues of North American and Canada. Along with playing sport, in his spare time Simon enjoys watching movies, travelling and cooking. It has been reported that NFL star player Cam Newton has sustained a mild-back injury in a suspected car collision this week. The…
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Dec
09

So Who’s Really Going To Win The Super Bowl?

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Author Chris Lang is an Englishman living in Seattle who became a convert from British soccer and cricket to real football and baseball when he first went to watch the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners almost ten years ago. It’s that time of year again when we can make pretty well–informed opinions on who’s…
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Dec
05

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/5/2014)

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) steals the basketball against Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris (12) during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Magic 98-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Art Basel week in Miami, which means the streets are even more clogged than usual and parties recommend you dress in some sort of “Artistic Chic” fashion.  Tough season for my Florida Gators, but we finally have a new coach.  Hope remains high for the Miami Dolphins, with a big game against the Baltimore…
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Dec
04

Ryan Mallett’s Agent Speaks About Paying College Athletes

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) signals at the line of scrimmage against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The agent for Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett believes that paying college athletes a stipend on top of receipt of athletic scholarships is inevitable.  Earlier this week, football agent and attorney J.R. Carroll spoke publicly about his position and took a position that I have held for quite some time — it is ridiculous to…
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Nov
28

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/28/2014)

Ray Rice. Photo Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports.

I hope everyone reading this had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoys the rest of their weekend.  For me, it has been full of food, family, football and today a nice round of golf.  The weather in South Florida is beautiful, which once again reminds me why I choose to live in this tropical paradise.  This…
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