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California Taxes Factored Into Bryce Harper’s Free Agency Decision

Even though Bryce Harper signed the biggest free agent contract in the history of sport last month at 13-years worth $330 million, it was almost the San Francisco Giants he went with, and not the Philadelphia Phillies. The Giants reportedly offered a deal at 12-years and $310 million but were turned down by Harper and […]

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California’s Athlete Agent Act To Be Reformed In 2012

California State Senator Kevin de León’s sports agent reform bill (Senate Bill 238) has been signed by California’s governor and will become law starting on January 1, 2012.  However, I am not quite ready to go on the record and agree with de León’s statement that “California’s collegiate student athletes scored big when [the bill] was […]

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California Hearing Considers Effectiveness Of Athlete Agent Law

Last week, the Select Committee on Sports and Entertainment in the California State Senate held a hearing titled, Protecting Student Athletes from Unscrupulous Athlete Agents at the Los Angeles Coliseum to discuss the state’s athlete agent law known as the Miller-Ayala Athlete Agents Act, and what, if any, changes should be made to the law.  Speakers included former […]

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Want to Go Out on Your Own?…Then Start From Scratch

The MLB Player’s Association has traditionally been more lax when it comes to agent regulation. While the NBA and NFL players’ associations require potential agents to have a college degree and a graduate degree, respectively, and have a formal registration process, those wishing to represent baseball players must only contact the league about certification after […]

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Doug Christie Dives Into the World of Sports Management

Former Sacramento Kings Star and NBA veteran, Doug Christie, recently decided to jump into the business of sports management with the initiation of Christie Sports Management/ Athletic Training Firm. The fourteen year NBA veteran is starting out big withhis firm headquarters based in Seattle, Washington and offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento, California. The main […]