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Arkansas’ New Athlete Agent Law May Be Used As National Model

The state of Arkansas went into 2011 with a goal of passing legislation that would implement stricter punishments for those who violate the state’s athlete agent law, including sports agents, athletes’ relatives, and third parties who negotiate benefits in exchange for an athlete attending a university.  The legislation, heralded by Representative David J. Sanders and […]

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Athlete Agent Reform Act Of 2011 Almost Arkansas Law

The State of Arkansas yet another step closer to having a stricter athlete agent law. The Athlete Agent Reform Act Of 2011 by Rep. David J. Sanders has now passed through the House of Representatives by a vote of 89-0 and last Thursday, the Senate approved it by a 28-0 margin.  It will now go to […]

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States Focused On New Athlete Agent Legislation, Not True Regulation

The latest regulatory trend concerns states pushing to “strengthen” their athlete agent laws.  This push is probably based on increased media attention paid to student-athletes receiving money and other benefits from sports agents.  The article that was likely read by every Sponsor of a piece of legislation to enhance athlete agents laws is Sports Illustrated’s […]

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The Athlete Agent Reform Act Of 2011 In Arkansas

It is not yet law, but the state of Arkansas is one step closer to having a tougher law regulating sports agents.  Last week, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed a bill titled THE ATHLETE AGENT REFORM ACT OF 2011 (embedded at the bottom of this post in its entirety).  House Bill 1061 by Rep. […]

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Arkansas Attorney General Wants To Clamp Down On Agents And Intermediaries

It has recently become a trend for state attorneys general to claim that sports agents will be prosecuted for violating their respective state athlete agent laws.  Whether there is anything behind their words remains to be seen.  The most recent attorney general to put sports agents on notice is Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. McDaniel […]

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Proposal To Revise Arkansas’ Athlete Agent Law

Arkansas is one of the forty states that has passed the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (UAAA), which requires sports agents to become licensed in the state in order to act as an athlete agent and recruit student-athletes with aspirations of going pro.  One of the main goals of the UAAA is to prevent agents from […]

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Darek Braunecker Is A Fan Of This World Series

If you had two clients playing in the World Series, who would you want them to be after watching the first two games of the world series?  Would they be Cliff Lee and A.J. Burnett?  If your name is Darek Braunecker, that dream is actually a reality.  Braunecker, whom I recently covered in an Agent […]