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Know Your Drugs

We may look back to the beginning of 21st century sports as The Years of the Drug.  Baseball has suspended players for steroids and human growth hormone use while football has repeatedly suspended players for violating its substance abuse policy.  Agents need to be aware of what their clients are taking and what the rules […]

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Profit From Football

8 years ago, Forbes started calculating NFL team values.  From that time, the average NFL team has seen a 211% increase in value and is now worth $898 million [The Business of Football].  The steady increase in broadcasting fees, which equal more than MLB and the NBA combined, has become the main source for player […]

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The Importance of Escalators

Not only are they a lot more fun than elevators, but making sure that you earn your client fair escalators in an NFL contract may make a difference in whether he gets paid any given year. With the high incidence of injury in professional football and no such thing as a guaranteed contract, agents have […]

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Nightmare Clients for the Week of July 23rd-July 30th

Coming to you a couple of days late, but still here for your enjoyment. Here are your nightmare clients of the previous week. 1. The Cincinnati Bengal organization Instead of naming every Cincinnati Bengal that had been arrested or suspended before the 2006 season has even started, I am just going to go ahead and […]

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NFL Holdout Fine Increased

As reported on July 24th, the NFL and the NFLPA have agreed to increase the daily fine for holding out of training camp from $5,000 to $14,000 [Fine line: Increased amoung might limit NFL holdouts]. This increase definitely gives NFL teams even more leverage over its players, and perhaps way too much. Sports Agents must […]

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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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Get Your Last 2006 NFL Draft Predictions In!

With the 2006 NFL Draft only a few days away, it seems very necessary to post on the subject. The NFL has become the premier sport in America and many believe that it is organized better than any other major sport. But instead of getting involved in a heavy discussion about the business side of […]

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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 […]