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Tom Condon v. Ryan Pickett

Tom Condon, who is an agent in the football division at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has filed a lawsuit in federal court against former client, Ryan Pickett.  Condon claims that Pickett owes the agent $83,600 in unpaid agent fees, and wants the court to confirm and enforce an arbitrator’s order stating such is true.  The suit was filed on October 28, 2010 in the Wisconsin Eastern District Court.

Check out the filing at the bottom of this post.  I can’t see how Pickett has any shot of winning this.  You sign a contract, you expect and receive services you specifically request, and then you refuse to pay the minimal agent fee?  C’mon man!

Pickett is a defensive end with the Green Bay Packers.  He is currently represented by Kennard McGuire of MS World.  McGuire has huge name clients like Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall, and Vince Wilfork.

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.

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