Contract Negotiation MLB Players MLB Teams

Boras, A Good Guy???

Last October, agent Scott Boras and slugger Alex Rodriguez made news when Boras announced that Rodriguez would be opting out of his contract.  Boras was ridiculed for the timing of the announcement and Rodriguez was portrayed as just another greedy player wanting more money.  The majority of Yankee fans could care less if Rodriguez returned […]

NFL Players

Ricky Williams: What Could Have Been

Ricky Williams has had anything but a smooth career, but certainly an impressive one.  While his first 3 seasons with the Saints were nothing to write home about, he soon came into his own.  In his forth season, first with the Dolphins, he led the NFL in rushing with 1,853 yards. Before the start of […]

Endorsements Olympics

Gold Medals + World Records = $$$$$$$$$$.

While phenom Michael Phelps still has 3 finals races to go, it is pretty clear that he has already put himself in a new stratosphere in regards to future endorsement dollars. As of now, Phelps has deals with Speedo, Visa, Omega and PowerBar. He currently earns $5 million annually from these endorsements. If Phelps does […]

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Going Down a Winding River

With training camps now under way, there remains only two 1st round picks yet to sign deals: Jacksonville’s Derrick Harvey who went eighth, and Cincinnati’s Keith Rivers who went ninth. The Jaguars’ displeasure with the Harvey holdout has been made pretty apparent. Harvey’s representatives want money similar to what the 7th pick, Sedrick Ellis received. […]

Contract Negotiation NFL Players

Kudos, Joe Linta

Last week, we saw Joe Linta negotiate a 5 year deal for his client and Ravens first round draft pick, Joe Flacco. This signing will also allow Flacco to compete for a wide open starting quarterback job. Getting Flacco signed and in camp on time was essential if Flacco is to have any shot at […]

NBA Players NBA Teams

So Who’s Scouting the Scouts???

After reading Darren’s post and reading some other commentary around the web, I found it very surprising that no one felt that the teams or scouts were at fault in the Darrell Arthur situation.  Don’t get me wrong, I agree his agent certainly fumbled the ball in regards to clarifying his client’s medical condition to […]

NBA Players

One and Done

Last Thursday night we saw 10 college freshmen get drafted in the 2008 NBA Draft. Those 10 freshmen dazzled college basketball from opening night, to the NCAA Championship game. But after seeing those 10 kids get drafted, it really makes you second guess this rule that states players must be one year removed from high […]

NFL Players NFL Teams

What’s The Deal?

As teams approach the conclusion of mini camp and the beginning of training camp, we will start to see more and more players threatening to sit out due to their contracts. Plaxico Burress, Lito Sheppard, Jason Peters, Jeff Garcia and Brian Urlacher have all voiced their dissatisfaction with their current deals. In some cases I […]



The CBS network debut of Elite XC, featuring the ever so popular Kimbo Slice, earned huge numbers and an outstanding rating. But this whole promotion of Kimbo Slice being a MMA superstar is going to turn out being a disaster. Kimbo Slice is very dominating when it comes to knocking out schleps in his backyard, […]

NFL Players Sports Agents

Once Again, Kudos Mr. Condon

The Once Again title refers to an article I wrote last summer. There are now two top draft picks signed from the 2008 NFL draft, both of which are clients of Tom Condon. A week before the draft, the number 1 pick Jake Long signed a 5 year $57.75 million deal with the Dolphins, $30 […]