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On To The Next One: Calais Campbell

It was suspected that with the passing of Gary Wichard, many of Pro Tect Management’s clients would be venturing to new agents and agencies.  While Wichard had been suspended by the NFLPA at the time of his death, it was speculated that he was still operating for his clients behind the scenes, which is why […]

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Paying Respect To Gary Wichard

As I reported last week, Gary Wichard of Pro Tect Management has passed away at the age of 60.  It has been reported that the cause of Wichard’s death was pancreatic cancer.  His family is requesting that instead of sending flowers, donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network […]

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Gary Wichard Of Pro Tect Management Has Passed Away

Gary Wichard, the former NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor at the top of successful football agency Pro Tect Management (which he founded in 1980) has passed away.  Multiple sources including a member of Pro Tect Management has confirmed the agent’s passing. Wichard had represented some of the best in professional football.  At one point in time, Jason Taylor, […]

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Gary Wichard’s Problems May Get Substantially Worse

At 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, Sam Cabrera, a special agent for the North Carolina Secretary of State, obtained a search warrant to reach bank records from Gary Wichard’s Bank of America account located in the state.  A Superior Court Judge issued the warrant, which must be executed by 4:30 p.m. today. In […]

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On To The Next One: Brandon Jackson

When Gary Wichard received a nine month suspension from acting as an NFLPA Contract Advisor based on impermissible communication, I stated that the suspension does not really do anything other than give rival agents ammo against Wichard when recruiting potential new clients.  I figured that most of his clients would remain with his company, Pro Tect Management, […]

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On To The Next One: Arrelious Benn

One would have thought that it would only be a matter of time before at least one of Gary Wichard’s clients at Pro Tect Management decided that they wanted to distance himself from the agency whose founder was suspended from acting as an NFLPA Contract Advisor for nine months.  Technically, Wichard could still operate behind […]


2010 – The Year “Student-Athlete” Lost Its Meaning

Today marks Sports Agent Blog’s 5th anniversary.  What started off as a 2005 New Year’s Resolution by yours truly, has turned into its own successful and profitable business, and a publication (call it “blog” – I am proud of that word) that has at least been discussed (if not read) by every sports agent in […]

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Was John Blake Involved In Marvin Austin’s Agent Selection Process?

Marvin Austin was front and center in the 2010 UNC Football Scandal.  He is now at the head of the Maximum Sports Management 2010 Draft Class.  The company is currently celebrating having 6 players selected to the 2010 Pro Bowl (Jairus Byrd, Steven Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason peters, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Adrian Wilson), but  be […]

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Gary Wichard Suspended; Teague Egan’s Certification Revoked; What Now?

Late last Friday, the NFL Players Association released an official announcement that Gary Wichard is hereby suspended from acting as an NFLPA Contract Advisor for nine months and that Teague Egan‘s NFLPA Certification was revoked. Wichard was suspended for having impermissible communication with UNC’s Marvin Austin prior to Austin being eligible for the NFL Draft. […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (10/22/2010)

I am up in Jupiter, FL for the the next two days meeting with some of the best high school baseball players on this continent.  Every year, scouts, agents, coaches, etc. come to Jupiter to attend the World Wood Bat Association fall championship.  Heavy dose of football in today’s Friday Wrap-Up, but with all the […]