• Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter at BOK Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/31/2014)

    Happy Halloween.  I still need to find a good costume; you are never too old to dress up!  Another week of traveling, and it should remain that way until the end of the year.  However, I am not complaining.  Staying busy and having fun works for me. … [Show Me...]

  • St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) is unable to catch Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) as he runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half of a football game at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 28-26. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

    On To The Next One: Alec Ogletree

    It's midway through the 2014 NFL season and St. Louis linebacker, Alec Ogletree, has decided to switch representation.  Originally represented by Atlanta-based SportsTrust Advisors, the Newnan, Georgia native is now affiliated with Sports West … [Show Me...]

  • Elon Law

    Upcoming Elon Law Review Symposium

    What: Elon Law Review Symposium on Media, Regulatory and Labor issues in College Sports When: November 7, 2015 Where: Elon Law- 201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C. Description & Panelists The symposium is worth 3.75 hours of general … [Show Me...]

  • Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) doubles against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

    On To The Next One: Yoenis Cespedes

    According to the official Roc Nation Sports twitter account, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is now a member of the Roc Nation Sports list of clientele. Cespedes joins Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, Robinson Cano, and fellow Red Sox outfielder … [Show Me...]

  • Michigan

    RECAP: Sports Representation Panel At Michigan Sport Business Conference

    Last Friday, the University of Michigan held the 3rd Annual Michigan Sport Business Conference, with the theme being 'Game Changers.'  One of the breakout session panels, Sports Representation: Athletes, On-Air Talent and More, included some of the … [Show Me...]

    Oct
    06

    Interview With The Agent: Anthony Catanzarite

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    Anthony Catanzarite is a 2003 cum laude graduate from Ohio University and went on to earn his juris doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Catanzarite is a licensed athlete agent, MLBPA certified agent, and licensed attorney in Ohio and West Virginia. He serves as partner of Cleveland-based law firm of Reminger, Co.,…
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    Oct
    03

    Financial Fair Play – A Game Within A Game

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    Will Turner, PhD, who has been a football journalist and broadcaster in the UK for the past 20 years. He specializes in the corporate, marketing and communication aspects of British football. The imposition of financial fair play (FFP) throughout European football is proving to be a provocative affair. FFP has already seen significant sanctions handed…
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    Oct
    03

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/3/2014)

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    Rosh Hashanah behind us and we get to look forward to Yom Kippur starting tonight (oh joy!).  To those of you observing, I wish you an easy fast.  Looks like the NFL Draft is moving to Chicago in 2015.  It’s been a busy first three months for South Florida-based HEITNER LEGAL, and the work is…
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    Oct
    02

    Representing the Professional Athlete Week 3

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    We are approaching the half way mark in Professor Peter Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” MOOC and students are definitely getting a treat. From the elite guest speakers that provide insight on the industry to the course structure breaking down the professional athlete & representation from the amateur years to the post career, students are…
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    Oct
    02

    On To The Next One: Onterio McCalebb

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    Less than two years in the NFL and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback, Onterio McCalebb, is already with his fourth agency.  This time, the former Auburn University running back signed with Knoxville, Tennessee-based sports agency, Allegiant Athletic Agency (a3). NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Tommy Sims, will be McCalebb’s main agent at a3. “He has no character issues,” Sims…
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    Oct
    01

    What’s Next For Rory McIlroy And Horizon Sports?

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    The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. With the attention of the golf world focused on the 40th playing of the Ryder Cup – golf’s biennial team competition that pitted the United States against Europe – much of the coverage leading…
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    Sep
    30

    Op-Ed: Two-Minute Drill

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    The following op-ed was submitted by sports agent Eugene T. Lee.  Mr. Lee is President/CEO – ETL Associates, Inc. and may found on Twitter – @EugeneTLee. A high-profile sports figure’s fall from grace is nothing new in our society.  Iconic athletes such as Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and Michael Vick have all experienced precipitous falls from the very…
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    Sep
    30

    NHL Player Jack Johnson Initiates Legal Battle

    Pittsburg Penguins center Adam Payerl (45) looks to pass as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) defends during the first period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

    The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. Jack Johnson, an assistant captain with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, is suing his business manager and real estate broker for allegedly orchestrating a lending arrangement where Johnson’s $30.5 million player contract was…
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    Sep
    29

    International Basketball Image Rights Contracts: How They Cost Players Tax Money And Why Players Shouldn’t Sign Them

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    By Charles Bennett, J.D. Image rights contracts increase players’ taxes, and teams can breach them without any liability to the player. Over the last ten or so years many European teams have begun signing players to image rights contracts in addition to the players’ salary contracts. Teams get significant tax advantages from image rights contracts…
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    Sep
    26

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/26/2014)

    Baltimore Ravens fans wait in line over an hour to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for new NFL jerseys at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

    Shana Tova!  Happy New Year to all the Jewish followers of Sports Agent Blog.  Jewish or not, I wish each any every one of you a happy and healthy year and hopefully a year that is also full of success.  That success is hopefully found by my Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators.  Tough start to the…
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