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Jackson Gets Paid

Steven Jackson has finally ended his holdout. The centerpiece of the St. Louis Rams offense is back on the practice field after accruing around $400,000 worth of fines during his hiatus from Rams preseason camp. Yet, $400,000 won’t seem like much to Jackson anymore, since he is now the league’s highest paid running back. According […]

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More Holdout Discussion

Following up on the excellent post made by Vinson Vadakara…if his pay scale were in place, the Jacksonville Jaguars would be a happier organization.  Former University of Florida sack machine, Derrick Harvey, continues his holdout because he apparently is not being offered the market value at his slot.  A slotting pay scale system would obviously […]

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Forget the Players, Coaches are Keeping their Agents Busy

Guest contribution by loyal reader and current Q2 intern, Michael Goldman. While the NBA’s off-season is still about a week away (or less), the league has already seen some significant moves. However, these aren’t player trades or free agent signings, but rather a changing of the guard (no pun intended) in coaches. As usual, there […]

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NFL Collective Bargaining Answers

Have not been able to get much sleep since the announcement that the NFL owners opted out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement? Doubtful. But if you are a fan, agent, player, or personnel related to the NFL, there is some information that you should be aware of. Luckily, the NFL recently put together a Q&A […]

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World Series Sleaze

Sticking to the theme of baseball (it is MLB Amateur Draft week, after all), could a sports agent be blamed for Oklahoma State’s downfall in this year’s College World Series? It would be too easy to just place blame for an entire team losing a game directly on an agent, but could sleaziness have gone […]

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Interview With The Agent: Max Eppel

Sports Agent Interview: with Samyr Laine Agent: Max Eppel Agency: Max Eppel Soccer Agency LLC Questions: 1.) How did you get started in this industry? I qualified in England as a barrister (Lawyer) in 2002 but knew that while it wasn’t going to be the career I ended up in it could be a means […]

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Agent or Advisor?

The Sports Law Blog made a post on July 24th highlighting Phil Kessel’s (hockey player at University of Minnesota) contract negotiations with the Boston Bruins. An agent by the name of Wade Arnott is serving as an advisor instead of as an agent. He is not receiving any money for his services as an advisor, […]