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Kyle Long Embraces Role As Bears Most Overpaid Player

Last week, Bleacher Report released each NFL team’s most overpaid player. According to the article by Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report, the list includes NFL stars such as Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo and Eli Manning. The most natural response to being named to this list would typically result in […]

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Tom Brady: Many Contracts, One Team?

The following is a guest contribution from Benjamin Steinberg, an attorney practicing in the state of New York. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the NYU School of Law, where he was the Student Bar Association Social Chair and a member of both the Journal […]

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Op-Ed: The Economics of Professional Sports, Is Younger Really Better?

The following guest post is by Allain Roy, CMG Sports President & CEO In today’s professional sports, a single injury can decimate a team and ruin a team’s and fan’s season. With salary caps playing a major role in sports leagues such as the NFL and the NHL and other leagues, the top players are […]

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NBA Close To First Work Stoppage Since 1998

The 2011 NBA Draft took place as scheduled on June 23, but a work stoppage still seems a real possibility as owners and players have a wide gap that needs to be narrowed.  Many believe that NBA owners and players are still almost $7 billion apart in their dealings over a new 10-year agreement. Billy […]

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Twenty-First Century NBA General Managers

In the past couple of years, we have covered three former basketball agents making the jump from representing players to being one of the key figures with regards to managing basketball operations of an NBA franchise.  Most recently, former Wasserman Media Group agent Bob Myers signed contract to become the Assistant General Manager of the […]

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Have Players Unions Outlived Their Purpose?

Have unions (other than the Major League Baseball Players Association) outlived their purpose?  It is a question that super-agent Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group posed in a recent New York Times article.  While I have not yet had the opportunity to meet Tellem in person, he is certainly very respected amongst the agent community […]

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The Salary Cap Effect of The Mike Fisher Trade

If you follow country music, you know a bit about Carrie Underwood. What you may or may not know is that Carrie’s husband is ex-Ottawa Senator and new Nashville Predator Mike Fisher. Lucky for you, this article isn’t about country music. No offense to anyone who enjoys some Garth Brooks. The Predators acquired Fisher on […]

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Baltimore Law’s 2011 Pro Sports Symposium

What: University of Baltimore School of Law 2011 Pro Sports Symposium When: Thursday, February 10, 2011 (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Where: Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room at the Angelos Law Center (map) Agenda: 9:30 – 10 am Registration Continental breakfast will be served for attendees in the lobby of the law center. 10-10:45 […]

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Basketball Agents Getting Fired; Nothing New

On Sunday, Bob Finnan of The News-Herald wrote, There has been a flurry of agents who have been dropped by major clients in the last few weeks. If players don’t get the kind of contract they think they deserve, they fire their agent. That’s the new trend in the NBA. Players are changing agents like […]

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Will There Be A 2011 NFL Season?

With the NFL Players Association and the conglomerate of NFL owners in Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations this month, we have a window to discuss whether the expiration of the CBA will result in the loss of the 2011 season.  My friends Bram A. Maravent and Jeffrey F. Levine, co-authored an article (click here) on […]