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Athletes First Leads All Agencies With Eight First-Round Selections; CAA Second With Six

Thirty-two of the top prospects in the nation found their new homes last night when they were selected in the first-round of the NFL draft. Instead of shaking hands with Commissioner Roger Goodell and walking across a stage in Las Vegas, draftees were in the comfort of their homes with their closest family and friends […]

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Athletes First Signs Historic 2020 NFL Draft Class

According to an article in Sports Business Daily by Liz Mullen, Athletes First has signed a historic draft class for the 2020 NFL Draft. In their largest draft class ever, Athletes First have 10 projected first-round picks. This draft class includes Isaiah Simmons, Jordan Love and Justin Herbert. “It is our biggest and best class […]

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Michael Thomas Signs Record-Breaking Contract Extension

New Orleans Saints All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas signed a five-year, $100 million dollar extension Wednesday morning. The contract has $61 million guaranteed. Thomas is now the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL and is the first offensive player in history, other than a quarterback, to sign a $100 million dollar deal. Thomas has more […]

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Athletes First Promotes Three Agents, Looks To Expand Into Other Sports

Athletes First continues to make headlines as they have promoted three agents in the football agency. Following a record draft year that saw 20 clients drafted, compared to nine in 2018, Athletes First hopes to build upon its success. David Mulugheta, who joined the agency in 2011, has been promoted to equity partner and has […]

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Dwayne Haskins Signs with Athletes First

Heisman Trophy finalist, Dwayne Haskins has signed with David Mulugheta of Athletes First to represent him in the 2019 NFL Draft. After a breakout season, Haskins broke 27 total records in both the Ohio State and Big Ten Conference record books. He won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award as the best player in the […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/9/2018)

It was an enjoyable and successful six days in New York City, but I’m glad to be back in Florida for a few days before I head to Pittsburgh and Scottsdale next week. Today, I’m off to Gainesville for my annual trip to a Gators football game. Unfortunately, the team is on a mighty slide […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/7/2018)

The NFL regular season is officially underway and it feels like the world is back on its regular orbit (if you’re able to ignore all the political drama going on in Washington D.C.). Speaking of football, the talk of the week was undoubtedly Nike’s new advertisements featuring Colin Kaepernick, who may be making more money […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/17/2018)

My new website The Sports Biz is off to a great start (too many articles to list below). And it’s just a start. I see it growing beyond some of the competing “sports biz” sites and, importantly, focusing on quality over quantity. Reminder to follow the official Twitter account here. Not off to such a […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/3/2018)

Professional football is back! It will be a while until we get anything worthwhile to watch on TV, but just the thought of the NFL returning and fantasy football drafts on the horizon is exciting. I’ll be heading out to Miami Dolphins practice on Saturday to see quite a few of my Heitner Legal clients. […]

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Cornerstone Traits Of An Effective NFL Player Agent

Each July, hundreds of hopeful NFL player agents flock to the NFLPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, to sit for the NFL Agent Certification Exam. For those who pass, they have taken the first step to becoming a “certified contract advisor.” The next steps, however, are the most difficult part of one of the most competitive […]