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NFLPA Regulations As To Drew Rosenhaus Speaking With Cam Wake

I am currently in the process of writing an article to be published in a law review/journal with sports lawyer Jason Wolf regarding the new MLBPA Regulations Governing Agents as amended on October 1, 2010.  One of the new provisions in the new Regulations requires agents who wish to recruit players represented by others to […]

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Gary Wichard’s History With The NFLPA’s CARD

Last week, I noted that the NFLPA has the power to take action against agents right now.  Using Section 6(B) of the NFLPA Regulations Governing Contract Advisors, CARD (the Committee on Agent Regulations and Discipline) could use the extraordinary circumstances clause to immediately revoke or suspend an agent’s NFLPA certification. In last week’s post, I […]

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“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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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/2/2010)

Friday really crept up on me!  I had no idea it was Friday until a couple of hours ago and then realized that I needed to churn out the weekly Friday Wrap-Up.  With so much going on in my personal, professional, and scholastic lives, I guess my forgetfulness is somewhat justified.  Anyway, big time congratulations […]

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The Deal is Done – Trindon Holliday Signs Contract

Trindon Holliday has chosen to be the guinea pig of this year’s off-season, becoming the first 2010 drafted player to sign, signing a four-year, $2.713 million contract with the Houston Texans. In the NFL, rookie salaries for players drafted in the earlier rounds (especially first round) are typically highly competitive with essentially unlimited upside to […]

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Even Daunte Culpepper Needs Help

It’s been a nice run for Daunte Culpepper.  Or has it?  Culpepper has long subscribed to a policy of negotiating his own contracts, talking to NFL teams on his own behalf, and keeping the 1-3% he would have otherwise payed an NFLPA agent.  It was almost three years ago when I claimed that Culpepper could […]

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College Football Players Sports Agents

Selecting Your NFLPA Agent

This past Saturday, the slate of college football games included a few conference championship games and a couple of final regular season games.  The season is wrapped up for college football programs, the only matches left to play being the bowl games.  Plenty of NCAA programs have already begun to look to next year and […]

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Sports Law

Don’t Represent Alabama Athletes?

“[Don’t] ever represent any player that is a resident or goes to school in the state of Alabama. I am not an agent anymore, but I wouldn’t do it.” – Mike Trope, author of Necessary Roughness and former NFLPA agent. Trope was quoted in SportsBusiness Journal (subcription required) in reference to the Raymond Lee Savage […]

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Sports Law

Bad News Out Of Newport News

Many college football enthusiasts remember former Alabama wide-receiver, Tyrone Prothro, for the disgusting injury he suffered against the Gators (pictured right).  Jason Goggins has Prothro in his head permanently for a different reason.  Goggins used to be an NFLPA agent at Savage Sports Management, who’s home base is the same as Austin Walton’s hometown (Dynasty’s […]

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NFLPA Mandatory Insurance

The cost of being an agent can take quite a toll for someone looking to get into the industry without a large bankroll behind him/her.  There are state registration fees (which need to be paid if you are recruiting student athletes), players associations charge fees (minus baseball), and if you want to be an NFLPA […]