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Player Salary Growth = Agent Salary Growth

Let’s not lie, many people want to be agents because of the possible high salary that comes along with the job. Let’s also be be clear, though, that it is very hard to be one of the few Sports Agents with a list of top clients that gross you a good amount of money. One […]

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What are the Fee Regulations in Major U.S. Sports?

Before deciding which sport you want to specialize in as an Athlete Agent, it is important to understand the maximum commission available on player contracts. These cap on Agent fees are only regarding team contracts, and Sports Agents may charge a different fee for marketing endorsements (usually 15%-25% as a rule). Here are the current […]

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What Went Wrong in the Reggie Bush Sweepstakes?

When I first posted on Reggie Bush’s decision to forgo his senior year of college to participate in the 2006 NFL Draft, it seemed that he would be a shoe-in to the Houston Texans with the first overall pick (See: The Reggie Bush Sweepstakes). I will admit when I am wrong, and I most definitely […]

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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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UAAA Contract Question

I forgot that reader Sokki Chen asked me two questions for a long time, but somehow remembered today that I never got around to answering the 2nd question. If you are interested in reviewing the post that I made concerning Sokki’s first question, Can Olympic/Student Athletes Obtain Endorsements?, you may do so by clicking the […]

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NFL Transition Tags

Like an NFL Franchise Tag, an NFL Transition Tag may be used on one player per team each year. Also, the tag may be used on either a restricted or unrestricted free agent. In the last year of each Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team may choose to place a Transition Tag on 2 players (in […]

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NFL Franchise Tags

So you hear about them all the time before the start of new NFL seasons, but do you actually know the definition of an NFL Franchise Tag? If not, this post should shed some light on the issue. Each year, an NFL team may designate one of its impending Free Agent’s to be a “Franchise […]

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Red Pill or Blue Pill?

So aside from seeing Laurence Fishburn in Las Vegas this past week (see: Subject of this post), there has been a little bit of discussion in the NFL about “Poison Pills.” Like myself, I imagine that the general public had no idea what a “Poison Pill” was in this context, and still may have absolutely […]

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Not Even Worth a Piece of Meat?

Well okay, maybe a soccer player in Romania is worth 33lbs of meat…but that’s all! Nothing more! I found this great story from Darren Rovell’s blog: Trade Bait Everyone is abuzz around Bristol about this soccer player in Romania who was traded for 33 pounds of meat. As a frame of reference: In 1994, a […]

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2007 – The Year of the NFL Agent

Yes, the Chinese have dubbed 2007 to be The Year of the NFL Agent…you heard it here first. But on a serious note, look out for an uncapped 2007 in the National Football League. Straight from the mouth of NFLPA executive director Gene Upshaw: March 3 will be the beginning of a new league year […]