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Sports Law

Bad Bunny’s Baseball Agency Sues The MLBPA

On May 16, 2024, Diamond Sports, LLC, doing business as Rimas Sports, initiated a federal lawsuit against the Major League Baseball Players Association in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. A Verified Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)/Preliminary Injunction were filed. One day later, the Court denied the request […]

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2024 NFL Draft Player/Agent Pairings

Welcome to another year of providing the player/agent pairings as well as some notes for those selected in the NFL Draft. Notes Round 1

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Sports Law

Todd France Gets Hammered In NFLPA Arbitration; Files Petition To Vacate

On December 28, 2023, Arbitrator Roger P. Kaplan handed down one of the strongest decisions ever issued in the National Football League Players Association’s (NFLPA) history. Arbitrator Kaplan ordered that NFLPA Contract Advisor Todd France pay France’s competitor, Jason Bernstein, a total of $810,846.47, with $450,000 as punitive damages. The basis for the punitive damages […]

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NBA Players NBA Teams Sports Agents

2023 NBA Draft Player/Agent Pairings

Welcome to another year of providing the player/agent pairings as well as some notes for those selected in the NBA Draft. Notes Round 1 Round 2

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NFL Players NFL Teams Sports Agents

2023 NFL Draft Player/Agent Pairings

Welcome to another year of providing the player/agent pairings as well as some notes for those selected in the NFL Draft. Notes Round 1

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Sports Business

Wasserman Acquisition, Bad Bunny’s Agency, And Nicole Lynn Promoted

Catching up on some updates in the business of sports agency.

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NBA Players Sports Law

Former NBA Agent Charles Briscoe Charged With Scheme To Defraud Players

On March 23, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York published a release indicating that former NBA agent Charles Briscoe was arrested and faces serious criminal charges related to alleged crimes concerning the defrauding of professional athlete clients out of millions of dollars. The announcement indicates that one of Briscoe’s clients […]

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Sports Business

Basketball Agent Omar Wilkes Joins Fanatics

Omar Wilkes, who formerly served as a sports agent with Octagon and Klutch Sports, has been hired by Fanatics Inc. to run its athlete relations department at Fanatics Collectibles, which is focused on the trading card and collectibles business. Wilkes had represented many stars at Klutch including Trae Young and Anthony Edwards. Fanatics Collectibles CEO […]

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Sports Business

Venture Capital Firms Take Majority Interest In Athletes First

MASTRY Ventures and General Catalyst, each a venture capital firm, have jointly acquired a majority interest in Southern California-based sports agency Athletes First. Brian Murphy will remain the CEO of the agency and run day-to-day operations. The venture capital firms hope to create new platforms for Athletes First to find new opportunities and establish enhanced […]

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Sports Law

Evan Turner Fires Back Against Basketball Agent David Falk

You may recall a December 2022 article on this website that discussed the lawsuit filed by sports agent David Falk’s agency F.A.M.E. LLC against former NBA player Evan Turner and his corporate entity EmTurn LLC, where FAME claimed that it provided services to Turner throughout his career and that Turner, along with his company, failed […]