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Arenas Accepts Full Responsibility For His Actions

Just received this Statement on Behalf of Gilbert Arenas from his attorneys at O’Melveny & Myers LLP: Ken Wainstein, a partner in the Washington, DC office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and attorney for Gilbert Arenas, stated today: “Earlier this afternoon, Gilbert Arenas appeared before the Honorable Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court of […]

Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (1/15/2010)

Nice to be done with the first week of my last semester of law school.  Surprisingly, this past semester was my strongest as far as grades are concerned.  I am happy to announce that Pete Parise is my first client to make Major League Spring Training.  Pete is a guy who can bring a lot […]

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Josh Johnson And The Marlins Come To Agreement

I’ve spoken about it on the radio and wrote about it here on  Josh Johnson wanted a 4-year deal similar to the contract Zach Greinke received last year (4-years and $38 million).  The Florida Marlins would only offer a 3-year deal worth $23 million.  The gap seemed tremendous; something that would probably lead to […]

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Commenting On Athletes’ Facebook Walls

I am a week late on this story, but here is an interesting find about a sports agent posting a comment on a college football player’s wall who still has a year of eligibility left.  Chris Camper wrote on Antonio Brown‘s wall saying, “Next big step… Junior Pro Day, the official start to your path […]

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Gary Uberstine Has Had A Very Productive Week

On April 15, 2008, I wrote about a merger that had a large impact on the world of coach representation.  Stinson Morrison Hecker, one of the largest U.S. law firms, combined its Coaching division with Premier Sports Management’s Coaching division, to create Premier Stinson Sports.  The first three coach names that I mentioned in the […]

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Tyler Smith Chooses Jared Kearns And a3

Former Tennessee basketball player, Tyler Smith, has been able to sign an agent since he was kicked off of his school’s team for an arrest on New Year’s Day, when he was found with handguns and marijuana in his possession.  And recently, Smith signed an agent.  The agent’s name is Jared Karnes and he is […]

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The UFC Sells a 10% Share.

Yesterday, details were announced in the deal that gives United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) company, Flash Entertainment, a 10% share in the UFC. The UFC has been searching for a strategical partner to expand their brand while not telling them how to run their business, and have seemed to find their perfect match in Flash Entertainment. […]

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Arbitration Is Costly, But Potentially Lucrative

We are a week away from the date that MLB players who filed for arbitration and the teams they most recently played for, have to exchange figures prior to a potential arbitration hearing.  Even if figures are traded, actual hearings are very rare; most players and teams will settle prior to seeing any arbitrators. Sports […]

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RRA’s Involvement In A Football Agency

Rothstein, Rosenfeld, & Adler (RRA)  is quickly gaining popularity for charges of money laundering and racketeering.  Bob Norman has the byline on a piece titled, Rothstein Dreamed of Sports Empire.  That article details Scott Rothstein’s extreme desire to be a king in the business of sports.  Whether it be donations or paid advertisements, Rothstein made […]

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The Business of Sports Networking Event – New York

What: The Business of Sports Networking Event When: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) Where: Galway Hooker Pub, 7 East 36th St, New York, NY (map) Network with other sports business professionals that work or live in the New York area. All backgrounds are welcome, from those just starting out to industry […]