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What Happens When Athletes Don’t Take a Twitter Timeout?

The following is a guest contribution from Ryan Harris.  Harris is a freelance copywriter and marketing consultant who works with small businesses and start-ups to design effective social media strategies to jump-start brand growth.  He has worked extensively with both B2B and B2C clients on marketing strategy with a focus on product introduction. Sports lovers […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/2/2012)

I was supposed to be in New York today and speaking at the 4th Annual New York Law School Sports Law Symposium, but Hurricane Sandy has made that impossible.  It is my understanding that the organizers will work hard to reschedule the event, which had an all-star cast of panelists and very interesting topics that […]

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Agent Selection Scenarios: Arizona Basketball

At 9:45 p.m. EST, the Arizona Wildcats will take one the #1 seeded Duke Blue Devils (who I happen to have winning the entire NCAA Tournament).  The Wildcats are no push over, though.  In fact, the team has one of the best players in the nation with Sophomore Derrick Williams.  The kid can flat out […]

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Gilbert Arenas’ Sentencing Memorandum

Yesterday, I received the sentencing memorandum on behalf of Gilbert Arenas, along with those exhibits to the memorandum that are not publicly accessible.   The memorandum was provided to the government and the judge last week and it was formally filed yesterday.  I am attaching it, in its entirety, at the bottom of this post. The […]

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Athletes Overcoming Their Indiscretions

This past Saturday, I sat on a panel at the 2010 NSU Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium.  It was a fantastic event, and I thank the entire Executive Board for including me as a part of the event.  I spoke on a panel titled, Redemption: Athletes Overcoming Their Indiscretions.  It was an honor to sit alongside […]

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The Ramifications of Gilbert Arenas’ Sentence

On Friday January 15, Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to felony possession of a firearm without a license. Although his actual sentence will have to wait until March 26, Arenas has already begun to feel the consequences of his decision. Adidas has already dropped their sponsorship of Arenas, but he is also being hit in another […]

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Arenas Accepts Full Responsibility For His Actions

Just received this Statement on Behalf of Gilbert Arenas from his attorneys at O’Melveny & Myers LLP: Ken Wainstein, a partner in the Washington, DC office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and attorney for Gilbert Arenas, stated today: “Earlier this afternoon, Gilbert Arenas appeared before the Honorable Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court of […]

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The Saga That Is, Gilbert Arenas

Ryan O’Keefe gives us another look at the Gilbert Arenas issue. It is difficult to deem anything involving Gilbert Arenas as a surprise anymore. However, storing guns in his locker and then being accused of drawing a weapon on teammate Javaris Crittenton during an alleged altercation over a gambling debt certainly is not only surprising, […]

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Gilbert Arenas Has A Lot Of Free Time To Tweet

Gilbert Arenas does not like to be told when to shut up.  Perhaps that’s one reason why he has decided to not hire a sports agent (in case you did not know, Gilbert signed and negotiated his own contract with the Wizards).  But agents are known to taken on more roles than only negotiating contracts […]

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Are We Really Needed?

As somebody already in the sports agent profession or a student looking to one day get your big break, this story may not be something that pleases you.  The title asks, Are We Really Needed? A couple of times in the past, I have disagreed with players dropping their agents in favor of self representation […]