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University of Kentucky Is Flagging Social Media Content That Mentions Sports Agents

A University of Kentucky student-athlete who publishes content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and/or MySpace (who really uses MySpace anymore?) that includes any 1 of 370 sports agent names will automatically have that post flagged and sent to his/her coach.  It is a part of a new effort by the university to monitor student-athletes’ use of social […]

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New University Of North Carolina Agent Policy Is Extremely Limiting

It is hard to believe that two years have passed since Sports Agent Blog reported that many players at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill had been interviewed by the NCAA regarding possible rules violations surrounding gifts and benefits received by players from sports agents.  Part of the fall out from the myriad investigations was that […]

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On To The Next One: Dwight Freeney

Another former Gary Wichard client has found himself a new agent.  Wichard, a former NFLPA Contract Advisor, passed away almost exactly a year ago.  Since his passing, Wichard’s clients at Pro Tect Management have slowly been making the change to new agents. The most recent NFL player to sign with a new agent is Indianapolis Colts defensive […]

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North Carolina To Gain Access To NCAA Documents On Agent Activity

The State of North Carolina and the NCAA have been busy fighting over access to documents regarding findings from the NCAA’s investigation of past NFLPA agent activity on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s campus.  On July 29, 2011, North Carolina’s Secretary of State Elaine Marshall issued a subpoena asking for said documents, which are apparently under the […]

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On To The Next One: Terrell Suggs

The extremely talented NFL linebacker Terrell Suggs, most recently made famous for stating he is from “Ball So Hard University” (he is actually from Arizona State University, and I admit that after taking a recent trip to speak at the University, they ball pretty damn hard), has signed a representation agreement with Joel Segal of Lagardère Unlimited. […]

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North Carolina And NCAA Fighting Over Access To Documents

On July 29, 2011, North Carolina’s Secretary of State Elaine Marshall issued a subpoena, which asked for documents and records from the NCAA regarding findings from the NCAA’s investigation of past NFLPA agent activity on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s campus.  The NCAA’s investigation has undoubtedly focused on names like  former UNC associate head coach John Blake, the late […]

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Jimmy Clausen Signs With David Dunn Of Athletes First

Gary Wichard, the recently deceased founder of Pro Tect Management, had an absolutely freakish 2010 NFL Draft.  He and is company represented Arrelious Benn, Everson Griffen, Taylor Mays, C.J. Spiller, and Jimmy Clausen.  That was the type of draft class that would make anybody, CAA Football included, salivate.  Out of the entire group, Wichard was […]

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Collection Of Contract Fees After The Death Of An Agent

The following article is provided by Ryan Earls, CEO of Cover3 Representation LLC.  You can follow Ryan on Twitter at @AskAnNFLAgent. The recent death of Gary Wichard sparked a round-table discussion between a few agents on Twitter.  The question posed: “Are contract fees due to the estate of the agent after his/her death for the […]

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On To The Next One: Jamaal Anderson

Yet another Pro Tect Management client has found new representation in the wake of Gary Wichard’s death.  Wichard founded the company in 1980 and had a very hands-on approach with his clients.  With his passing, former Pro Tect clients including Antonio Cromartie and Calais Campbell have switched agencies.  Both of those players joined the large […]

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On To The Next One: Antonio Cromartie

I knew that with Gary Wichard’s passing, Pro Tect Management would see many of its clients leave for new representation.  On March 22, 2011, I reported that Calais Campbell of the Arizona Cardinals switched from Pro Tect to Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  A month later and another Pro Tect client has made his way to […]