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Morgan Stanley Approved by NFLPA as Institutional Financial Advisor

Morgan Stanley was recently announced as the official “Institutional Financial Advisor” participant of the NFL Players’ Association (“NFLPA”). The partnership was made public last Friday, August 7, 2020, as Morgan Stanley will provide wealth management guidance to the members of the NFLPA through the organization’s Financial Advisors Registration Program.  CNBC reported that Sandra Richards will […]

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Interview with the Agent: Evan Laufer

Evan Laufer is a South Florida-native, who received his Bachelor’s in Legal Studies/Pre-Law from the University of Central Florida. He went on to earn his Master’s in Sports Management from Lynn University with the goal of becoming an agent. He is now a certified NBPA Agent and is preparing to become a NFLPA certified agent. […]

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NFL Policy and Community Amidst COVID-19

All major American sports have been adjusting on the fly to the global pandemic our world faces. Adam Silver, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), was the first to take significant action, suspending the NBA season on March 11th. His swift decision came on the heels of the postponement of an individual game after […]

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NFLPA And NCPA Explore Marketing And Licensing Of College Athletes

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and National College Players Association (NCPA) announced a collaborative effort to explore how college athletes can receive proper compensation for use of their name, image, and likeness. The Fair Pay to Play Act was recently passed in California to allow college athletes to compensate off of their own […]

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NFLPA Brings in Goldman Sachs as a Registered Financial Advisor

As the NFLPA urges players to prepare for a potential work stoppage after next season, it’s brought in the big guns to help manage players’ money for next season and the years after their playing careers end. The move is intriguing for several reasons. Foremost, the two firms, Goldman Sachs and Bessemer Trust, will be […]

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From Draft Day to Pay Day

Productive NFL players and their agents beam at the thought of contract negotiations. When players become free agents, they are faced with a unique opportunity to sign life-changing deals. Agents do their job in ensuring these players get the best possible contracts. There are many details and clauses in an NFL contract that an agent […]

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Group Of NFL Agents Urged To Stay Solid And United After Reading NFLPA Memo

There are two sides to every story. That is apparently true with regard to a meeting held between roughly sixty National Football League players and six certified Contract Advisors a couple of weeks ago in Key Biscayne, Florida. As I reported on March 16, the NFL Players Association had followed up the meeting attended by […]

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Inside The Heated Back-And-Forth Between A Group Of Agents And The NFLPA

Many National Football League players are celebrating this weekend. Some of them are recipients of massive deals from the prior week, which included a combined amount of roughly $1.7 billion promised to players in the future with $842 million of that guaranteed. However, the celebrations are slightly tamed for a few by the events that […]

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Massive Group Of NFL Agents Discuss Unifying, Because ‘Nobody’s Making Money’

Hundreds of NFL Players Association certified Contract Advisors come from all areas of the United States to Indianapolis on an annual basis for the NFL Combine. They are in town primarily to support their clients, communicate with NFL personnel and attend an NFLPA meeting to satisfy their certification requirements under the union’s regulations. But this […]

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Why Damarius Bilbo Did Not Deserve To Be Suspended By The NFLPA

The big news this week in the NFL agent world revolves around the three-month suspension of Contract Advisor Damarius Bilbo, who represents the likes of Xavien Howard, Melvin Gordon III, Alvin Kamara and Jarvis Landry. After digging deeper into the situation, it seems that not only should the original one-year suspension have been marginalized, no […]