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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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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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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (10/28/11)

Halloween is on Monday, but most people I know are celebrating this Saturday.  Any good costume ideas?  About to jump into speaking season, as I will be traveling to New York Law School next Friday and then hopping on a flight that night so that I can lend my words to the attendees of Arizona […]

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College Football Players Headline Sports Law

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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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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College Football Players Headline NFL Players Recruiting Sports Agents

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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Contract Negotiation Headline NFL Players Recruiting Sports Agents Sports Law

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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Headline Recruiting Sports Agents Sports Law

“One Of These Agents Is Going To Go To Jail Because Of A Felony”

Raymond Lee Savage Jr., the former CEO and President of Savage Sports Management was an All-American linebacker at the University of Virginia.  He has negotiated over 60 player contracts as a player agent. Savage Jr. was arrested and taken into custody in October 2008 for allegedly having a part in the illegal contact of former […]

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The Fire May Burn Gary Wichard

Maybe I jinxed the guy.  I legitimately believed he was on freaking fire when I heard that he was not only representing C.J. Spiller, who I thought was the best running back in college football last year, but also Jimmy Clausen, Arrelious Benn, Taylor Mays, and Everson Griffen, all in one draft.  Sometimes things are […]

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John Blake’s World Could Come Crashing Down

On July 6, 2010, SportsAgentBlog.com became the first media entity to discuss the tie between agent Gary Wichard and former UNC associate head coach John Blake, after it was known that the NCAA was investigating the University of North Carolina football program regarding possible rules violations surrounding gifts/benefits received by players from sports agents.  SportsBusiness Journal later found that […]