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Former MLB All-Star Turned Sports Agent

Vernon Wells, the former all-star center fielder, has decided to continue his career in the MLB but instead of playing on the field he will be representing players. In fact, Wells has decided to join The Legacy Agency, the firm that represented him throughout his career. Vernon Wells had a very successful career in the MLB appearing on […]

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Mark Rodgers: A MLBPA Agent Negotiating QB Russell Wilson’s Contract

Russell Wilson has made quite the name for himself on and off of the football field in his NFL career thus far. After being drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Wisconsin, he won the starting QB job for the Seattle Seahawks before the season started. Prior to signing his […]

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MLBPA Changes To Agent Regulations

The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has made some changes to its agent regulations. New applicants now have to undergo a background check conducted by an outside investigative firm and pass a written exam. MLB players voted on the new agent regulations at a recent meeting of the union’s Exec Board. Previously there was […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/9/2012)

Thanks to everyone who voted in the Presidential election.  No matter the party you are registered with nor the presidential candidate you voted for, it is important that you let your voice be heard by submitting a ballot.  And hopefully, no matter if the candidate(s) you voted for won or not, you woke up Wednesday […]

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How The Melky Cabrera Chaos Is Affecting ACES Baseball Agency

It has been well-documented that Melky Cabrera, who has been suspended 50 games for use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) is a client of ACES baseball agency, a company owned and managed by brothers Sam and Seth Levinson, and that the company has been under investigation since it was discovered that a person associated with […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (12/9/11)

Last weekend in Memphis, Tennessee was a great success.  We put together a tremendous Professional Sports Counseling Panel at the University of Memphis and received fantastic feedback from athletes, parents, agents, and administrators with regards to Memphis’ first Agent Day.  I have to really thank my partner Jason Belzer; he is the reason that Collegiate […]

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Is Providing A Porn Star To An MLB Player An Improper Inducement?

Earlier this week, the world was told that an MLB agent used porn star Bibi Jones, who’s work can be easily found on websites similar to https://www.nu-bay.com/, to assist him in the recruitment of potential clients. Just yesterday, the same journalist who broke the first story released the name of the agent. According to Tony […]

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A Discussion Of The October 2010 MLBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents

I am happy to announce that my newest law review article, In Baseball’s Best Interest?: A Discussion of the October 2010 MLBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents, has been published in the Spring 2011 Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal.  The official citation to the article is 10 Va. Sports & Ent. L.J. 249 (type it into a Westlaw […]

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Rumors Of Jose Reyes Considering Switch To Scott Boras

Sports agents talk to already represented players all the time, but rarely do such communications get covered by the media.  When Scott Boras is involved; however, the media takes note. Recently, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is being courted by Boras.  Brian Costa of the Wall Street […]

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Gus Dominguez Out Of Jail, Working With MLB Players

In 2006, Gustavo “Gus” Dominguez (uncle of Florida Marlins prospect Matt Dominguez) was charged for paying aides to illegally bring Cuban baseball players to California with the end goal of signing those players to contracts with MLB affiliated organizations.  Dominguez emigrated from Cuba, himself, and was once a member of the New York Yankees and […]