Dec
04

Ryan Mallett’s Agent Speaks About Paying College Athletes

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) signals at the line of scrimmage against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The agent for Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett believes that paying college athletes a stipend on top of receipt of athletic scholarships is inevitable.  Earlier this week, football agent and attorney J.R. Carroll spoke publicly about his position and took a position that I have held for quite some time — it is ridiculous to…
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Dec
03

Following Acquisition By William Morris, IMG Cutting 3% Of Its Worldwide Staff

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Six months after the global conglomerate, IMG, was acquired by William Morris Endeavor, it’s now planning to cut 100 employees from its staff across the globe.  WME staff won’t be affected while the layoffs to IMG will span all of its divisions. According to Variety, “Those in business, administrative and financial jobs that are redundant…
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Dec
01

On To The Next One: Perrish Cox

Seattle Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki (88) is defended by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox (20) on a 63-yard reception in the second quarter of the Thanksgiving game at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Over halfway through the 2014 NFL season, and San Francisco 49ers defensive back, Perrish Cox, has changed representation according to Rand Getlin, an NFL Insider with Yahoo! Sports.  The 27-year-old Cox is now represented by California-based, Athletes First and NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, David Mulugheta.  Cox was formerly represented by Jordan Woy of Willis and Woy…
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Nov
28

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/28/2014)

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

I hope everyone reading this had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoys the rest of their weekend.  For me, it has been full of food, family, football and today a nice round of golf.  The weather in South Florida is beautiful, which once again reminds me why I choose to live in this tropical paradise.  This…
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Nov
26

James Grant Group Acquired By European Investment Firm

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Earlier this week, SportsBusiness Journal announced that U.K.-based James Grant Group was acquired by Metric Capital Partners, an international investment firm.  James Grant will retain 50 percent ownership of the agency, which represents clients across sports, entertainment, music, television and literary. “I think it’s a unique opportunity for any group to break into the U.S.…
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Nov
25

Chapman Entertainment And Sports Law Symposium

Chapman Law

What: Chapman University Fowler School of Law 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium When: Friday, February 6, 2015 9am-5pm Where: Chapman University School of Law – Kennedy Hall 237AB (370 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866) Description This year’s theme is ‘Taking Care of Business: How the evolution of the marketplace is changing the rules…
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Nov
24

On To The Next One: Nenê Hilario

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The world’s seventh most valuable NBA sports agency, BDA Sports Management, recently added Washington Wizards center Nenê Hilario, to its client roster.  As reported by SportsBusiness Journal, BDA president, Bill Duffy, will represent the Brazilian native.  The 32-year-old Nenê was formerly represented by Relativity Sports. The California-based BDA also represents Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), Klay Thompson (Golden States…
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Nov
21

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/21/2014)

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (right) signs his contract next to Marlins owner Jeffery Loria (left) during a press conference at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Not many Shabbat Shalom wrap-ups before the start of a new year.  Where did the time fly?  But before a new year comes a wealth of football, including some Thanksgiving Thursday match-ups next week.  I was at UNC-Chapel Hill last weekend to celebrate their homecoming.  Beautiful place, but boy was it cold outside!  Stay in South…
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Nov
20

Interview With The Agent: Rick Thurman

Beverly Hills Sports Council

This year, Beverly Hills Sports Council (BHSC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary of its existence in athlete representation. From 1984 through today, BHSC has represented some of the top players in baseball. Some notable names include: Barry Bonds, George Brett, Trevor Hoffman, Tim Lincecum, and Hunter Pence. Dennis Gilbert founded BHSC and thirty years later…
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Nov
20

On To The Next One: Alberto Callaspo

Oakland Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo (7) hits an RBI single against the Kansas City Royals during the twelfth inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

At a time when he is still a free agent, MLB third baseman, Alberto Callaspo, has decided to change representation.  Callaspo — who played for the Oakland Athletics this past season — has joined Praver Shapiro Sports Management, where he will be represented by Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro.  He used to be with Goldschmidt…
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