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Calvin Ridley Has New Representation: David Mulugheta

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who is suspended for the 2022 NFL season after being found to have gambled on games in 2021, has made a change in representation. Ridley was previously represented by SportsTrust Advisors, going back to when he was selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. However, the […]

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Court Rules Arbitration Award Was Procured By NFL Agent’s Fraud

You never want a court to conclude that you committed fraud. But that is exactly what is said about a prominent NFL agent in the middle of a newly released decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. According to the Court, perhaps the “easiest conclusion” in the case, “even under […]

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2022 NFL Draft: First Round Recap

Contrary to previous NFL Drafts, the first round in 2022 seemed to have tilted toward defensive players. Even more surprising, emerging sports agencies challenged the status quo domination of behemoth groups that we are used to seeing at the very top of the draft. The night started off with a bang when the Jacksonville Jaguars […]

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On To The Next One: Rashod Bateman

Rashod Bateman, now formerly represented by Blake Baratz, Luke Inveiss, and Case Donahue at The Institute for Athletes, has proceeded to new representation with Andre Odom and Athletes First. The Ravens drafted Rashod with the 27th overall draft pick in 2021. Bateman has seen game time in six games so far in the regular season, […]

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Interview With The Agent: Trey Smith

Trey Smith is an NFLPA Certified Agent with Athletes First. He is from Perry, Georgia, which is a small town twenty minutes south of Macon, Georgia. In high school, he was a 2-sport standout athlete and student and was able to receive football and basketball scholarship offers. Smith decided to choose football and went on […]

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2021 NFL Draft Rounds 1-7 Recap

By: Ransom Campbell, Eric Finkelstein, Dan DeWitt, Rex Sheild, and Jacoby Vault With the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft from April 29-May 1st, the top-tier agencies saw plenty of their clients selected and smaller agencies saw their clients on the board for the first time. Agent Recaps: Athletes First had 23 Clients Drafted CAA […]

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2021 NFL Draft Recap: Rounds 4-7 Player-Agent Pairings

As the NFL Draft concluded this weekend, the below agencies landed players being drafted in Rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft: A3 Athletics JaCoby Stevens – Round 6 Agency 1 Sports Darrick Forrest – Round 5 Kawaan Baker – Round 7 Alliance Management Rhamondre Stevenson – Round 4 Tyler Shelvin – Round 4 AMDG Sports […]

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Day Two NFL Draft Agent Recap: Athletes First Leads The Way

Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and the top-tier agencies continued to see plenty of their clients selected whereas some of the smaller agencies finally got on the board for the first time.  Athletes First turned in an impressive round 1 with eight clients selected and the agency continued that […]

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2021 NFL Draft Round 1 Recap Of Player-Agent Pairings

Trevor Lawrence – MGC Sports/Excel Sports [marketing] Zack Wilson – Brian Ayrault (WME) Trey Lance – Patrick Collins, Tommy Condon, Jimmy Sexton (CAA) Kyle Pitts – Andre Odom and David Mulugheta (Athletes First)/ESM [marketing] Ja’Marr Chase – Alliance Sports Jaylen Waddle – Joel Segal (SportFive)/GSE Worldwide [marketing] Penei Sewell – Joe Panos, Justin “Scoop” Schulman, […]

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Athletes First Sign Two 2021 NFL Draft Prospects

Athletes First continued its hot streak of signing 2021 NFL Draft clients by inking two highly regarded offensive linemen: Aaron Banks of Notre Dame and Wyatt Davis of Ohio State. Aaron Banks racked up numerous postseason accolades after his 5th year at Notre Dame including Associated Press All-America First Team, Sporting News All-America Second Team, […]