Don’t Underachieve? You Better Believe

The end of the 2009 NFL season will allow a number of solid football players to hit the open market. Usually, in the last year of players’ contracts, that player will play hard and put forth a great deal of effort in order to receive a substantial contract the following year. This year, however, some…

Teams in Transition

Although the transfer window may be shut, it hasn’t stopped the drama for many club executives involved in English football. Newcastle United, owned by Mike Ashley, was recently relegated from the FA Premier League’s top division after spending some time at the bottom of league. It goes without mentioning that fans are clearly upset at…

Messi Situation is Anything but Messy

Lionel Messi joined FC Barcelona at the age of 13, where he lit up opponents and scored his way to a massive contract with the premiere squad, eventually earning a starting job.  On Sept. 18th, Messi chalked up a new deal with the club and never wants to leave, stated the official Barcelona website.  The…

Drugs and Sport – Why It’s Not Worth It

Whether it is a performance-enhancing drug or recreational drug, doping in sport is frowned upon and dealt with very seriously. One of my former tutors at King’s College, Jonathan Taylor, was one of the lawyers at the tribunal for Martina Hingis’ trial. She had tested positive for cocaine and the subsequent ban that resulted effectively…

MLB Investigating Role Of Agents With PEDs

What took them so long?  As sports agents, we have a fiduciary duty to act in our clients’ best interests at all times.  That includes informing them of the ramifications of abusing an illegal substance.  It also means that we can’t be pushing or selling performance enhancing drugs to our clients.  All of us would…

“It’s the Best Decision I’ve Made So Far”

In a report on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Star Point Guard Brandon Jennings acknowledges that his year overseas hasn’t gone quite as he had planned. But he continues to insist that he’s happy with the decisions and choices he has made. When Gumbel asked Jennings whether he was glad he decided to play in…

2009 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Info

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) serves as a yearly showcase for college seniors who are looking for another opportunity to show their skills in front of NBA scouts.  This year’s PIT will be held this week, from April 8-11 and as always, will be held in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Many scouts, agents, and fringe NBA draft…

Andrew Johnson Is The Fastest Running Back In This Year’s Draft

This Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints sent some scouts to Akron to do their own personal workouts with some of the players.  We have some very exciting news to report. Dynasty client, Andrew Johnson, was told by the Indianapolis scout that he had the fastest timed 40 for any running back that…