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Agent Spotlight: Mark Rodgers

Palm City, Florida. Not only the home of the great Phil Heitner (my dad), but also a place that agent Mark Rodgers calls his home. At 47 years old, Rodgers is an independent sports agent that works out of an annex to his home. I forgot to mention that the man boasts a list of […]

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Agent Spotlight: Rufus Williams

Meet Rufus Williams: head of a company called Olympus, LCC, which focuses on providing business and financial management, contract negotiation, career development, etc. to its clients. Athletes and entertainers are among Olympus’s list of important clients (see: Gary Sheffield). Before becoming involved with representation of clients and forming Olympus, LLC, Mr. Williams was working at […]

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Agent Spotlight: Tom Condon

In a recent interview, with Jason Whitlock, a reporter for the Kansas City Star, Tom Condon called himself an offensive lineman. The comment was in response to the question of whether or not Mr. Condon cared that he was not as notorious as names like Drew Rosenhaus and Scott Boras in the Sports Agent world. […]

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Agent Spotlight: Kevin Gold

The path to becoming a “Superstar Agent” is not etched in stone. Kevin Gold, an attorney at the law office of Rhoads & Sinon, LLP and NFLPA certified contract advisor, prepared himself to become a Sports Agent at a young age. He went to Law School (which has its advantages and disadvantages for future agents) […]

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Is Being A Sports Agent Rocket Science?

Last night on ESPN’s Outside The Lines, the agent situation for three athletes was examined. These 3 topics were discussed: 1. Vince Young’s selection of Major Adams as his agent 2. Lance Berkman’s original selection of his father as his agent 3. The agent selection process for Jonathan Vilma 1. Vince Young’s selection of Major […]

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Agent Spotlight: Jeff Chilcoat

While Jeff Chilcoat is the least acclaimed Sports Agent that I have covered so far, his story is one that all future and current agents should become aware of. As President of Sterling Sports Management (I added their link to the list of Sports Agency sites today), Chilcoat never cared about gaining publicity. Instead, he […]

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Agent Spotlight: Bill Henkel

This was written today as part of Darren Rovell’s post on his ESPN Sports Business blog: IMG announced on Tuesday that it received a temporary restraining order against former employee Bill Henkel. The company says Henkel violated his employment contract by soliciting clients to leave the agency to come with his new sports marketing business. […]

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Agent Spotlight: David Dunn

So the Sports Law Blog that I am fond of, is finally taking some notice to the Sports Agent business. This post by the Sports Law site, references a Sports Business Journal article (I do not have access to it…anybody want to buy me a subscription?…please…), which speaks about David Dunn’s past, present, and possible […]

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Agent Spotlight: Mark Stevens Part II

A quick look at our recent hits chart shows a heavy increase in the daily exposure of this site. A lot of the new traffic is coming from referrals on search engines to the search query of “Mark Stevens.” Back on January 3rd, I decided to take a look at Basketball Agent Mark Stevens and […]

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A snippet from the great article by The Hardball Times

Question: If someone were looking to become and agent, or look to work on management’s side of the table, what are the key things they should focus on? Should they focus on contract law? Going over the Uniform Player Contract, what have you? Smith: I frankly don’t think it’s that much of a legal exercise. […]