2016 MLB Draft The First With New NCAA Bylaw

With the 2016 MLB Draft getting underway today, many of the nation’s top high school and college players will hear their name called by Big League clubs. Unlike the NBA and NFL Drafts, these prospects do not have the knowledge, guidance and experience from an agent while going through this process, as NCAA rules stated…

Brian Murphy Supplies Details Surrounding Harrison Smith Negotiation

Athletes First agent Brian Murphy represents players whom make up 20% of the cap value on the Minnesota Vikings’ current roster. That is an extremely impressive feat for an NFLPA certified Contract Advisor. Murphy’s latest deal with the Vikings is largely responsible for a lot of the Vikings’ cap commitment. He negotiated the contract extension for…

Hockey Agent Darren Ferris Creates Definitive Hockey Group

According to Liz Mullen of SBJ, hockey agent Darren Ferris has created Definitive Hockey Group and had brought several other agents with him, most recently Murray Kuntz, formerly of CAA Hockey. Kuntz’s split with CAA was “mutual and made sense for us [both parties]” according to Pat Brisson, CAA Hockey co-head. It is unknown if…

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/3/2016)

Welcome to the first Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up since the site’s rebuild. I truly hope that you prefer the new layout of Sports Agent Blog over prior versions. The new look was launched on Memorial Day and is intended to provide a cleaner infrastructure, ease of reading on tablets and mobile devices, and some funky tools…

Octagon Hires Broadcast Industry Veteran Tim Scanlan

Per a press release from the company, earlier this week Octagon, a global sports and entertainment leader, welcomed broadcast industry veteran Tim Scanlan as Vice President, Sports Broadcast to lead the next phase of growth for Octagon’s substantial sports broadcast talent representation group. Prior to joining Octagon, Scanlan served as ESPN’s vice president for talent…

Forbes 30 Under 30 (Sports) Adrian Clark’s New Book ‘Protect Yourself at All Times: A Guide for Professional Boxers’

Forbes 30 Under 30 (Sports) Entrepreneur, Author and Professional Athlete representative, Adrian Clark has announced the second book of his “guide” series titled, ‘Protect Yourself at All Times: A Guide for Professional Boxers’.  In unprecedented fashion, Clark delivers this blueprint for professional boxers with 12 rounds (chapters) of concise statements which enable boxers to further protect themselves…

NFL Agent Vinnie Porter To Resume Career

Per Liz Mullen of SBJ, previously suspended NFL agent Vinnie Porter has had his NFLPA suspension overturned on appeal. According to his attorney, our own Darren Heitner, Porter plans to resume his career as a NFL agent. Porter was suspended by the NFLPA’s Committee on Agent Regulation & Discipline in February of 2015 after The Smoking…

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