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Back To The Futures Contracts

A lot of agents have been busy Tweeting about their clients signing “futures contracts.”  They are called futures contracts because they technically are premised on future performance, as the NFL season does not officially begin until March.  The only players who are eligible to sign this type of contract are those who were not on […]

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Jordan Woy Sues Former Client/Employee Horace Smith

On October 6, 2010, Willis & Woy Sports Group, L.L.C., and Jordan Woy v. Horace Smith, et al. was filed in a district court in Dallas County, Texas.  In the petition, application for temporary restraining order, and application for injunctive relief, Jordan Woy alleges that former client and Willis & Woy employee, Horace Smith, used […]

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The Statistician For Many Baseball Agents

Sometimes you have to spend money to make money.  This is often true when it comes to recruiting potential new clients, and also keeping existing talented clientèle.  As you probably already know, agents make very little off of a client’s first contract in any professional sport.  In baseball, an agent will only take a commission if […]

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The Memphis Grizzlies Not Budging With Xavier Henry

The Memphis Grizzlies kick-off their 2010-11 campaign against the Indiana Pacers on October 6.  The date is only a little more than a month away, and the Grizzlies have still yet to lock up their most recent #1 overall pick, Xavier Henry.  They also have failed to sign their second 1st round pick, Greivis Vasquez. […]

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Dave Stewart’s Comments On Matt Kemp In Los Angeles

Matt Kemp is not having the season he or I would have liked him to have.  I took him with the first pick in my fantasy baseball league, and my current spot in the standings reflects his drop in production from last year.  Kemp is striking out a lot more when he is up at […]

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What Money Means To Minor Leaguers

The other day, I was negotiating with a General Manager of a Winter Ball team that is interested in signing one of my clients to play for him.  He originally offered my client $1,000 less than I was hoping for, but included a shared apartment.  The stated offer is not a figure to complain about, […]

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What Would You Do…? – Your Client’s Concussion Problems

MUST BE TUESDAY BABY! Which obviously means a brand new “What Would You Do…?” among many other totally awesome things. So stop thinking about how much you hate your job, and play agent with me for a hot minute here. We obviously have SO much sports agent material to use between the whole Darrelle Revis […]

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Don’t Touch My Recruits…or I’ll Sue

The New York Supreme Court (which for all of our non-law school readers, is actually the lowest court in the New York state court system) recently ruled in one part of Marist University’s lawsuit against Matt Brady, former men’s basketball coach at Marist, and his new employer James Madison University.  Brady left Marist to coach […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/16/2010)

I am smack in the middle of my last full-length Florida Bar Practice Exam.  Today, the focus is Day 2 of the exam – the Multistate Portion, which is a whopping 6 hours of 200 multiple choice questions.  Envy me yet?  I know I have been bitching a lot about this test; hopefully I haven’t […]

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The Interference With Contractual Relations Conversation Continues

Had enough of the interference with contractual relations debate yet?  If so, skip this post.  If not, I have some more thoughts for you to ruminate about concerning the tort and how it may be applied to our industry. Based on the comments left on the two posts on SAB regarding this issue (Sports Agents […]