May
07

On To The Next One: Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas Signs With Athletes First

Oregon Ducks DeAnthony Thomas (6) runs the ball for a touchdown in the first half. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

De’Anthony Thomas of Oregon has made major headlines since he declared for the 2014 NFL Draft. He has now hired and fired his first 2 agents in only a matter of months. Thomas was first represented by Relativity Sports and most recently James Bryant of The Cochran Firm. Only days before the NFL Draft, Thomas has…
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Mar
18

On To The Next One: Martavis Bryant

Clemson Tigers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (1) runs with the ball against Ohio State Buckeyes defensive back Tyvis Powell (23) during the first half in the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Less than two months before the NFL Draft and a handful of players are already switching agents, including Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant.  Bryant — formerly represented by BTI Sports Advisors — recently signed with Tom Santanello of Elevate Football. NFLDraftScout.com lists the Clemson wideout as the No. 13 best receiver in this year’s draft.…
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Mar
15

Manziel’s Inks Multi-Year Nike Endorsement Deal

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Manziel may not be the number one overall pick or first quarterback taken in the 2014 NFL draft. Nonetheless, Manziel’s marketability may be greater than any other player selected. Manziel brings a spark to the NFL that is most comparable to Washington Redskins’ Robert Griffin. Griffin competed with Andrew Luck for endorsements and positioning…
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Mar
14

ETL Associates Rounds Out 2014 NFL Draft Class

Cincinnati Bearcats linebacker Greg Blair (51) reacts after missing an interception during the second half against the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field. The Bearcats defeated UConn, 34-17. Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

New York-based ETL Associates recently rounded out its 2014 NFL Draft Class. The boutique sports agency signed University of Cincinnati linebacker Greg Blair and Miles College cornerback, Antonio Marshall.  Both will be represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Eugene Lee. “We are pleased to represent players of the caliber of Greg Blair and Antonio Marshall,”…
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Mar
04

JL Sports Adds New Sports Agents, Lands One Of Biggest NFL Draft Classes Ever

LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Texas A&M 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Despite recently losing one of its clients — Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats — to sports agent Drew Rosenhaus, JL Sports has put together a record year thus far. Led by founder Joe Linta, JL Sports sent an agency-high of seven players to the NFL Combine last month, with 2014 being one of its biggest…
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Feb
27

Loeffler Thomas P.C. Signs ASU DE Davon Coleman

Arizona State Sun Devils defensive tackle Will Sutton (90), defensive end Davon Coleman (43), safety Alden Darby (4) and linebacker Brandon Matthew (50) celebrate after beating the Utah Utes 37-7 at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

The law firm of Loeffler Thomas P.C. recently added to its 2014 NFL Draft Class with the signing of Arizona State defensive end, Davon Coleman. “We are thrilled to be working with Davon Coleman and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to represent such a talented young man,” said Michael Loeffler, NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor.…
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Feb
24

CDFL International Scout Bowl Exposes Draft Eligible Prospects To Teams Overseas

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What: CDFL International Scout Bowl When: Thursday – Saturday, April 3 – 5, 2014 Where: Hillburn, New York About: Providing opportunity for young men to advance from high school to college was achieved by the CDFL in 2008.  For the college player trying to get a crack at the pros, the CDFL’s Collegiate Bowl Series…
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Feb
20

Op-Ed: Courage In The Line Of Fire

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) runs on the field before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The following op-ed was submitted by sports agent Eugene T. Lee.  Mr. Lee is President/CEO – ETL Associates, Inc. and may found on Twitter – @EugeneTLee. The sport of professional football is the most violent and physical of all four major sports in North America. The gridiron can be likened to a real life coliseum with the players themselves…
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Feb
12

Michael Sam’s Agent Comments On Client Announcing He Is Gay

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) runs on the field before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

In January, it was reported by many media outlets that Jeff Sperbeck of The NOVO Agency had signed Missouri DE, Michael Sam.  Since then, Sam signed with NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Joe Barkett, of Empire Athletes. What is making headlines isn’t Sam’s agency swap, but his announcement on Sunday that he is gay.  The 2013…
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Feb
05

Northwestern’s State Of The Collegiate Union Address

Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter speaks during a press conference for CAPA College Athletes Players Association at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, before President Obama’s State of the Union Address took over American television sets, news of another potential NCAA lawsuit bombarded viewers’ television screens. Most news stories involved Northwestern University’s starting quarterback and co-captain, Kain Colter, who aired his frustrations with the NCAA. Colter exclaimed, “[t]he system resembles a dictatorship where the NCAA mandates…
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