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NFL Agent Jordan Woy Endorses New Sports League

Many sports agents, particularly NFL Players Association certified Contract Advisors, prefer to remain “behind closed doors,” away from the spotlight and focused on recruiting new clientele with in-person meetings.  Sometimes, an agent bucks the general trend and makes himself available to the general public, whether it be through Twitter, on air interviews or otherwise.

Here, Jordan Woy, co-owner of sports agency Willis & Woy appears in a YouTube video.  The Dallas-based sports agent who has been representing pro athletes for almost 30 years with over 400 NFL players signing Standard Representation Agreements, has decided to pivot from primarily representing NFL players to being involved in a new sports league.

Not much is known about the new league, and the video does not go into a lot of depth either.  Instead, Woy speaks in generalities, and includes a discussion about how free agency is the absolute best thing that has ever happened to professional sports.

The new league is called the “Nspire Sports League.”  What we know is that it is run by Lee Thompson who is based in Dallas, Texas.  His page lists him as an entrepreneur, writer and motivation speaker.  Not much else is known, and it appears to have received some scrutiny, at least on this Reddit thread.

In the YouTube video, Woy describes the Nspire Sports League as a new league coming to fruition to give athletes new opportunities, earn more money, become more high profile, get them on television and make them stars.  He wants to prove to the industry that another viable option exists to provide athletes an area to compete.

It is a somewhat odd position for Woy to take.  He has and continues to represent NFL players, yet has appeared willing to put his weight behind this new league that little is known about.

The Nspire Sports League is set to launch on November 8, 2015 per Woy in the YouTube video.

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 “NFL Agent Jordan Woy Endorses New Sports League”

A nice announcement on really nothing… Like a Seinfeld episode. What is it? Poor video, poor writing, poor enticement,….

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