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USC 2015 Institute On Entertainment Law And Business

What: USC 2015 Institute On Entertainment Law And Business Where: USC University Park Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90015 When: October 17, 2015 Description Hosted by USC Gould School of Law and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Institute on Entertainment Law and Business has been a Los Angeles tradition for over 50 years. Join dozens of […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/8/2014)

Quick trip to Los Angeles, but I’m back in Miami for the rest of the week.  August 9 is my half-birthday.  People celebrate that, right?  At the end of next week I will be traveling to Detroit to moderate a NASCAR panel.  I’ve never been to Detroit, so I’m looking forward to the trip.  This […]

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BDA Sports Is Off To A Strong Start With Its 2011 NBA Draft Class

A little over a week ago, I noted that recruiting for the 2011 NBA Draft is heating up.  As teams have been getting knocked out of the post-season tournaments, the players who perform for those teams have either declared their intention to enter the NBA Draft or commit to staying at least one more year […]

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On To The Next One: Jurrell Casey

Drew Rosenhaus strikes again.  Jurrell Casey is a Defensive Tackle from the University of Southern California.  NFLDraftScout.com ranks him as the 10th best DT available in the 2011 Draft Class, and projects him as a 2-3 round pick.  Mike Mayock sees Casey getting off the board as early as the end of the 1st round. […]

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States Focused On New Athlete Agent Legislation, Not True Regulation

The latest regulatory trend concerns states pushing to “strengthen” their athlete agent laws.  This push is probably based on increased media attention paid to student-athletes receiving money and other benefits from sports agents.  The article that was likely read by every Sponsor of a piece of legislation to enhance athlete agents laws is Sports Illustrated’s […]

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University of Southern California’s Agent Summit

Last Tuesday, the University of Southern California hosted an “Agent Awareness, Education and Eligibility Summit.”  The following officials were in attendance: Jimmy Sexton – Co-Founder, SportsTrust Advisors Tom Condon – Football Agent, CAA Rick Smith – Agent, Priority Sports Mark Levin – Director of Salary Cap and Agent Administration, NFLPA Ray Anderson – VP of […]

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Should the NCAA Register Agents?

In a previous article I wrote, I focused on the topic of the NCAA as well as university athletic association Compliance Offices taking on a greater role with regard to athlete-agent regulation. There are laws which attempt to regulate activity, but why not have actual enforcement through a mandatory registration process much like the player […]

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Southern California Gets A Scare When 1st Round Pops Up Again

When I interviewed former NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor Teague Egan (who was still certified at the time of the interview), I asked Egan what his plan was for his company, 1st Round Sports, in the immediate future.  His response was, Now that this all happened, I have to watch myself and stay within the rules […]

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Interview With The Agent: Teague Egan

On November 22, 2010, I wrote about a University of Southern California student named Teague Egan.  Egan, who is licensed by the NFL Players Association, was found to have given Dillon Baxter (a student-athlete at USC), a ride on his golf cart, which prominently displays the logo of his company (as seen at the bottom […]

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Is Southern California Going To Receive A 1st Round Knockout?

The last thing that the University of Southern California needs is another controversy involving agents, but that is exactly what the institution has on its hands.  We are not talking about Reggie Bush money here.  In fact, the whole story started with an agent giving a student-athlete (Dillon Baxter) a ride on a golf cart. […]