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Mo-Ped Injury To Cost Roughly $3 Million

Monta Ellis has been suspended for thirty games without pay for violating Paragraph 12 of the NBA Uniform Player Contract.  It will cost him roughly $3 million of the $66 million contract he just signed.  NBPA agents, do your NBA clients a favor.  Email your clients the list shown below.  Let them know that under no circumstances should they engage in any of the activities listed, unless they first receive permission from their teams…

(i) sky-diving, hang gliding, snow skiing, rock or mountain climbing (as distinguished from hiking), rappelling, and bungee jumping; (ii) any fighting, boxing, or wrestling; (iii) driving or riding on a motorcycle or moped;(iv) riding in or on any motorized vehicle in any kind of race or racing contest; (v) operating an aircraft of any kind; (vi) engaging in any other activity excluded or prohibited by or under any insurance policy which the Team procures against the injury, illness or disability to or of the Player, or death of the Player, for which the Player has received written notice from the Team prior to the execution of this Contract; or (vii) participating in any game or exhibition of basketball, football, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, or other team sport or competition.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

One reply on “Mo-Ped Injury To Cost Roughly $3 Million”

One more added tip: check with your insurance carrier as well because most athlete disability policies exclude “motorcycles” and I can assure you that the carrier would most likley deem a moped a motorcycle in order to attempt to deny any claim associated with a similar accident.

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