Russell Okung Defends Decision To Represent Himself

Per a post to his Facebook account, Seattle Seahawks left tackle and impending free agent, Russell Okung, further explained and defended his decision to represent himself in his upcoming contract negotiations. Once the new NFL league year begins on March 9, Okung will become an unrestricted free agent. Okung first announced his decision to represent himself…

Explaining the NFL’s Franchise Tag and Identifying Candidates

The following is a contribution from Anthony Holzman-Escareno. Holzman-Escareno is a second-year MBA student at the University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and plans to enter the athlete representation field and has interned at multiple sports agencies, such as Athletes First, 360 Sports, LLC and Summit Sports Group. His free time is spent studying the NFL’s…

Cam Newton, Marshawn Lynch, and Media Availability

The following is a guest contribution by Jeremy Pape. Pape graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in May 2015, having obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. Having overcome several disabilities, he was chosen out of all the people in his graduating class as the “Outstanding Graduate.” He currently is the sportswriter for The Progress, a…

Sportstars’ Jonathan Perzley & Brian Mackler Add Three Florida Gators for 2016 NFL Draft

Sportstars, Inc. have signed an impressive staple of Florida Gators entering the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft. It’s resulted in no small part to the relationship that agents Jonathan Perzley and Brian Mackler have curated with the program over recent years. Perzley, a dual-degree University of Florida alum, won’t seek the spotlight, instead declining interview requests and keeping away from…

Johnny Manziel’s Agent Severs Ties

The trials and tribulations of Johnny Manziel’s career continues on with his now former agent, Erik Burkhardt, severing ties with the troubled quarterback. In the wake of the latest allegations that Manziel abused his on-again, off-again girlfriend Colleen Crowley this past weekend, Burkhardt released a statement this morning saying he will no longer represent Manziel….

On To The Next One: Jordan Reed

Fresh off a solid performance in the NFC Wild Card game against the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has switched agents. He is now represented by Sunny Shah, founder of 320 Sports, according to Sports Business Journal. He was previously represented by Elevate Football. A third-round pick in 2013 out of…

Kerns Marketing & Management Signs Tyler Eifert

Cincinnati Bengals tight end, Tyler Eifert, has found new representation to handle his brand off the field. Eifert recently signed with Kerns Marketing & Management to oversee the development of his marketing, endorsements, PR, and social media. Ashley Kerns is the founder of Kerns Marketing & Management and Eifert’s branding will now be in her…