Sep
09

Ray Rice And All Other NFL Players Gave Up Their Due Process Rights

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

By Charles Bennett, J.D. Ray Rice is not guaranteed Due Process of law with respect to the termination of his NFL contract. Earlier this week the Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice’s contract after a video surfaced apparently showing him hitting his then-fiancée. The NFL quickly responded by indefinitely suspending Rice. All of this came shortly…
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Sep
08

Lions Ndamukong Suh Signs With Roc Nation Sports

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sits on the bench before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

In what may be one of biggest non-surprises in sports news in 2014, Detroit Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, has finally joined Roc Nation.  There had been rumblings earlier this year that the former University of Nebraska standout was joining the newer division of Roc Nation.  Earlier today, the agency made it official on its…
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Aug
26

On To The Next One: Bobby Rainey

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (43) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

According to SportsBusiness Journal, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Bobby Rainey, has changed representation prior to the 2014-15 season.  The Griffin, Georgia native will now be represented by Five Star Athlete Management and NFL Certified Contract Advisors, Todd France and Ben Renzin.  NFL Advisor formerly represented the Western Kentucky University graduate. It looks like Rainey…
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Aug
13

Chad Johnson’s Agent Tips Veteran For NFL Return

Chad Johnson in a Miami Dolphins uniform. Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The author of this article is Adam Jones, a 29-year old sports journalism graduate from Yorkshire, fan of all sports and long-suffering Leeds United and Scotland football/soccer supporter. Chad Johnson’s agent has admitted the former six-time Pro Bowl receiver would jump at the chance to return to the NFL if the opportunity presented itself ahead of…
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Aug
07

On To The Next One: J.C. Copeland

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Caleb Hanie (7) hands off to fullback J.C. Copeland (48) during training camp at the River Ridge Playing Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Current fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, J.C. Copeland, recently left his former agency, JL Sports, to sign with Prestige Sports International.  The former LSU Tiger will be represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Byron Cuthbert. Copeland is Cuthbert’s first SEC client. Following passage of the NFLPA certification exam last year, Cuthbert signed a few players from smaller…
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Aug
05

Tyrann Mathieu Signs With CAA

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Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has signed with Creative Artist Agency’s football division.  Mathieu played his college ball at LSU prior to being a third round pick (No. 69 overall) by the Cardinals.  He has rebounded well from a scrutinized college career that included Mathieu being kicked off the LSU team for violating team…
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Jul
29

Atlanta-Based SportsTrust Advisors Loses Two NFL Sports Agents

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Yesterday, Atlanta-based sports agency SportsTrust Advisors, which is one of the world’s top-10 most valuable football agencies, lost two of its NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors: Michael Perrett and Kevin McGuire. The two sports agents shared roughly 20 years of experience working together at SportsTrust.  The duo is pursuing the formation of their own company, Element Sports…
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Jul
17

On To The Next One: Aldon Smith

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According to Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has changed representation prior to his fourth NFL season.  The former Missouri Tiger recently left CAA Sports and has signed with Relativity Sports. Smith will be co-represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, Doug Hendrickson and CJ Laboy.  Over the last two seasons, Smith…
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Jul
14

On To The Next One: Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown (84) signs autographs at practice for the 2014 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Roc Nation Sports represented nine professional athletes as of last Friday.  Unfortunately, for the relatively newer division of Roc Nation, that number has shrunk to eight. According to FOX Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has left Roc Nation for his former agent, Drew Rosenhaus, of Rosenhaus Sports.  Brown had been with Rosenhaus when he…
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Jun
30

On To The Next One: Anthony Johnson

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Before even playing a down in the NFL, Miami Dolphins rookie defensive tackle, Anthony Johnson, has already changed agencies.  The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native recently transitioned from ProSource Sports to Rosenhaus Sports. Johnson will be co-represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey, according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. The…
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