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Agent Kristin Campbell Cuts Ties With Devonta Freeman

Attorney and agent Kristin Campbell has announced the severing of ties with Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman. Campbell, the founder of 40 Sports & Entertainment Group, negotiated the five-year extension Freeman signed with the Falcons in 2017. The $41.25 million extension made him the highest-paid running back in the NFL at the time. There has […]

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Brand-Led Recruiting Has Arrived in College Football

The era of marketability in college recruiting is here.  Early last week, the NCAA announced their support of recommendations that would allow college athletes to earn money from their name, image and likeness. What came next inevitably will be remembered as the match that lit the brand-led recruitment fire.  BRANDS ATTRACT TALENT Recruiting in college […]

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Katie Zelem of Manchester United Women Signs Multi-year sponsorship with Adidas

Katie Zelem, superstar midfielder out of Manchester United has become the first Manchester United women’s player to ever be represented by Adidas. The endorsement’s terms, negotiated by Akin Caulker of The Athletic Network, have not been disclosed but the deal is believed to be among the most lucrative in the FA Women’s Super League this year.  […]

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Stellar Group Launching Stellar USA Division

Stellar Group Limited is a London-based soccer agency that has negotiated nearly 150 active soccer (football) players. According to Forbes, the agency represents 96 clients whose contracts total $375.21 million. The agency is looking to reach a new level by launching an American division, aptly called Stellar USA. While the parent company represents one type […]

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Ticket Sales And The Business Of The NFL

The following is a guest contribution by Zakari A. Kurtz, Esq. Zak received his undergraduate degree from Roanoke College and his J.D. from Michigan State University. Zak is licensed to practice law in New York. With only eight home games for each NFL team, tickets can be scarce and the laws of supply and demand […]

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Neymar’s Transfer Highlights Cloudy World Of Third Party Ownership

Soccer star Neymar, the most marketable athlete in the world, has just transferred to European powerhouse Barcelona. The 21 year-old has left Brazilian based club Santos in a reported €57m deal. Though the move is not so clear cut. A common practice for soccer players in Brazil is the selling of their economic rights. This […]

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How Football Agents Get Their Clients More Money

ESPN NFL Business Analyst, Andrew Brandt, knows himself some football.  Not only was he formerly Vice President of Player Finance and General Counsel of the Green Bay Packers for roughly a decade, he also was a well known football agent at one point in his life.  Thus, when he opines about football agency related matters, it is […]

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Internship Opportunity with Business Arena Football Management

Business Arena Football Management is looking for a summer intern to work on internet branding including, but not limited to: website design overhaul, social media management, search engine optimization and client social media management. It is an unpaid internship, but Business Arena will comply with all class credit requirements and provide recommendations. Please send resumes […]

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Scoop Jackson Misses The Mark On His “African American Agent Epidemic” Article

Title an article, African-American agents, and us, and you are bound to grab my attention.  Last week, Scoop Jackson wrote that such article, which seemed to serve as his reaction to Luther Campbell’s recent column titled, Superagent Drew Rosenhaus should give back to Miami’s black communities, wherein Campbell said that Rosenhaus needs to give back […]

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Top 2012 NFL Draft Cornerback Morris Claiborne Signs With Bus Cook

Former LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson was selected #5 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2011 NFL Draft.  In the 2012 NFL Draft, another LSU cornerback may be off the board within the first five picks.  Peterson was represented by a lesser known agent named Patrick Lawlor of Galaxy Sports.  This year’s star cornerback from LSU, Morris Claiborne, […]