• Floyd Mayweather may be making some changes with his team of execs.

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/19/2014)

    Ever remember a crazier week for the NFL?  People are calling for Roger Goodell's head, players are getting held out of games and practice but still earning paychecks and every day it seems like there's a new domestic violence announcement.  After a … [Show Me...]

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    Wasserman Media Group Receives $100 Million Investment

    Earlier this week, it was reported that Wasserman Media Group received a $100 million investment from a Silicon Valley investment group. The investment from Madrone Capital Partners is the second investment Wasserman has taken since the sports … [Show Me...]

  • Professor Peter Carfagna.

    Representing The Professional Athlete Week 1

    Peter Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” course begins this week. In Week 1, Professor Carfagna will lead the class on a journey through the current landscape of the NCAA and college athletics. This week the course will delve into the … [Show Me...]

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    Interview With The Agent: Kim Garner

    Kim Garner is the Director of Broadcasters at Atlanta-based CSE, a global sports agency that focuses on marketing, public relations, media production, client representation and digital media.  A graduate of the University of Georgia, the 26-year-old … [Show Me...]

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    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/12/2014)

    Ray Rice.  What a mess all around.  But football goes on, and thank G-d for that.  Won both of my Week 1 match-ups in fantasy.  Hoping for similar results in Week 2.  I also would not mind a similar performance out of my Miami Dolphins and new … [Show Me...]

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    Chad Johnson’s Agent Tips Veteran For NFL Return

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    The author of this article is Adam Jones, a 29-year old sports journalism graduate from Yorkshire, fan of all sports and long-suffering Leeds United and Scotland football/soccer supporter. Chad Johnson’s agent has admitted the former six-time Pro Bowl receiver would jump at the chance to return to the NFL if the opportunity presented itself ahead of…
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    13

    Leigh Steinberg To Host Agent Academy In October

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    In two months, veteran sports agent Leigh Steinberg will host his very own ‘Agent Academy’ in Newport Beach, California at his agency’s headquarters.  Steinberg, the model for the 1990s movie Jerry Maguire, has represented 60-plus first round selections in his career along with eight No. 1 overall picks. For an individual who has endured messy industry breakups, bouts…
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    Aug
    12

    Ugly Scenes Spark UFC 178 Excitement

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    The following article is from Zac Johnson. Jon Jones’ agent Malki Kawa usually has his hands full trying to explain the often controversial behaviour of the UFC’s dominant light-heavyweight champion, but Kawa was forced to come out this week to deny he had thrown punches during the ugly scenes that marred the opening of UFC 178’s…
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    Aug
    12

    Wimbledon Champion Kvitova Signs With IMG

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    Just two weeks after inking Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, IMG has announced the signing of Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to a worldwide representation agreement. She was previously solely managed by Miroslav Cernosek, who will continue to work with IMG in finding opportunities in her native Czech Republic. Kvitova will also retain Katie Spellman, who mangers her PR.…
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    Aug
    11

    Mike Tannenbaum Remains An Agent Even With New Consulting Role

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    Former New York Jets General Manager, Mike Tannenbaum, joined sports agency Priority Sports as the head of its Coaches, Front Office and Broadcasters Division last summer.  In that role, he recently negotiated Steve Kerr’s new salary with the Golden State Warriors. As of last Friday, Tannenbaum will now try to balance two competing responsibilities, with some arguing…
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    08

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/8/2014)

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    Quick trip to Los Angeles, but I’m back in Miami for the rest of the week.  August 9 is my half-birthday.  People celebrate that, right?  At the end of next week I will be traveling to Detroit to moderate a NASCAR panel.  I’ve never been to Detroit, so I’m looking forward to the trip.  This…
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    Aug
    07

    On To The Next One: J.C. Copeland

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    Current fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, J.C. Copeland, recently left his former agency, JL Sports, to sign with Prestige Sports International.  The former LSU Tiger will be represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Byron Cuthbert. Copeland is Cuthbert’s first SEC client. Following passage of the NFLPA certification exam last year, Cuthbert signed a few players from smaller…
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    06

    First Woman NBPA Executive Director Discusses New Role

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    After 18 months without an Executive Director, the NBPA recently hired Michele Roberts to lead the union.  A University of California (Berkeley) law graduate, Roberts now becomes the first woman to lead a major U.S. sports union.  The Bronx, New York native chatted with SportsBusiness Journal’s labor and agent reporter, Liz Mullen, about her new…
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    Aug
    05

    Tyrann Mathieu Signs With CAA

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    Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has signed with Creative Artist Agency’s football division.  Mathieu played his college ball at LSU prior to being a third round pick (No. 69 overall) by the Cardinals.  He has rebounded well from a scrutinized college career that included Mathieu being kicked off the LSU team for violating team…
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    Aug
    04

    Sports Agency Lagardère Unlimited Adds To Consulting Division

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    One of the leading global sports agencies is beefing up its consulting division with the recent addition of four industry executives.  Lagardère Unlimited just added Todd Franks, Brendan Moynihan, Greg Coleman and Ryan Peck, all of whom were previously with Genesco Sports Enterprises. “We are excited that Todd, Brendan, Greg and Ryan have joined our team,”…
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