Feb
05

Rory McIlroy Settles With Horizon To The Tune Of $25 Million

Sep 6, 2014; Cherry Hills Village, CO, USA; Rory McIlroy reacts after his chip shot from out of bounds back to the 2nd green during the third round of the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Rory McIlroy spent a total of 42 seconds in court on Tuesday. This was to inform the judge that Horizon and himself were “narrowing the issues” surrounding their case over unpaid commissions. The court was adjourned. On Wednesday, the counsel for McIlroy informed the court that both sides had reached an agreement. A case that…
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Feb
04

Malcolm Butler’s Agent, Derek Simpson, Closes 2014 NFL Season On “Super” Note

Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Just days ago, if I asked you who Malcolm Butler was, chances are, you wouldn’t have been able to give me an answer. Now permanently etched in Super Bowl lore, former Popeye’s employee Malcolm Butler’s story is one for the ages. So, too, is that of Butler’s agent, Derek Simpson, a Huntsville, AL attorney in…
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Feb
03

Andruw Jones Aims To Return To The MLB

Andruw Jones with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Photo via MLB.com.

Former MLB slugger Andruw Jones reportedly wants to return to Major League Baseball after playing two years in Japan, according to agent Scott Boras. The 37-year-old Curacao-native is a 5-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner in center field spent parts of 17 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Los…
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Feb
02

Ben Dogra Joins Relativity Sports

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According to Sports Business Daily, NFL agent Ben Dogra will now be working at Relativity Sports as Co-CEO of their football division. Dogra will be working alongside Eugene Parker who previously ran the division by himself. Relativity Sports has positioned itself to be the most powerful football player representation practice in the country with the…
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Feb
01

Rory McIlroy’s Case Against Former Agency Set For Court

Sep 27, 2014; Perthshire, Perthshire, SCT; European golfer Rory McIlroy on the back nine of his second match of the day on day two of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Resort - PGA Centenary Course. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Sports Agent Blog first reported on Rory McIlroy’s lawsuit against his former management company Horizon in October 2013. Since then, the case has largely played out in public, with McIlroy stating a need to take time off from the course to focus on mounting his case. Finally, a court date of February 10th has been…
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Jan
31

Russell Wilson Credits Faith And Mental Toughness For His Success

Russell Wilson NFC Champ

In a time when star quarterbacks enter the NFL complete with accolades, hype videos, and trademark eligible nicknames, Russell Wilson is a change of pace. Wilson’s day-to-day life seems to be quieter and less publicized than one might think for a 26 year old, Super Bowl winning, franchise quarterback. This is due in large part to the…
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Jan
29

Renardo Sidney Looking To Make A Comeback With Young Agent Zachary Charles

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We last wrote about Renardo Sidney over two years ago. He had just fired his agent Johnny Foster and his NBA future seemed to be taking a turn for the worst. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with up and coming NBA agent Zachary Charles whose company 3pt Sports Management, now represents Sidney. Charles…
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Jan
28

Virginia Junior DE Eli Harold Selects Lagardère Unlimited

Nov 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers defensive end Eli Harold (7) is shown during a play against Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets offensive lineman Eason Fromayan (79) in their game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech won 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

University of Virginia junior, Eli Harold, has chosen to sign with Lagardère Unlimited agents Joel Segal, Chafie Fields, and Greg Barnett for the 2015 NFL Draft, per Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. Rated as the sixth-best Defensive End and dubbed the “biggest riser” by ESPN’s Mel Kiper, the Virginia Beach native is projected to…
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Jan
27

Utah DE/OLB Nate Orchard Chooses Priority Sports And Kenny Zuckerman

Utah DE/OLD Nate Orchard. Via rantsports.com.

Former Utah DE/OLB, Nate Orchard, chooses Priority Sports agent Kenny Zuckerman for his representation in the 2015 NFL Draft, according to SBJ’s Liz Mullen. The 2014 season was one to remember for Orchard as he received the Ted Hendricks Award for the nation’s top defensive end, was named an All American, and won the Morris…
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Jan
26

Fritz Martin Management Signs T.J. Yeldon

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University of Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon has signed with Fritz Martin Management for brand management and endorsements. It appears that Fritz Martin will not be handling the team contract negotiations for Yeldon. T.J. Yeldon was the part of a 2 headed monster running attack at Alabama, along with Derrick Henry, this past season. He…
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