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On To The Next One: Ben Tate

The NFL has become a league of teams that choose to run the ball by committee – rarely will a team rest all of its running success on one running back.  This has allowed many “second options” to gain prominence, including Ben Tate of the Houston Texans. Tate was selected by the Texans in the second […]

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NFLPA Contract Advisor Damien Moore Departs From All Pro Sports & Entertainment

On Tuesday, Neil Stratton (friend of Sports Agent Blog and owner of reported that Damien Moore announced his intentions to leave All Pro Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (APSE).  Stratton stated that Moore had served in a number of roles at APSE, including the role of legal counsel for the company. “Damien’s departure was a mutual decision, […]

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C. Lamont Smith Launches Above the Rim Management

Yesterday, it was announced that C. Lamont Smith has established a new sports management company named, Above the Rim Management.  “Above the Rim Management represents the next chapter in my career, and I am excited about the future,” exclaims C. Lamont Smith. The new sports management firm will focus on professional basketball players and coaches as the sister […]

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Football Agents C. Lamont Smith, Peter Schaffer, and JR Rickert Embroiled in Legal Dispute

I had a new article published in Forbes yesterday concerning the pending legal battle that has All Pro Sports & Entertainment Inc. and its founder C. Lamont Smith on one side and Peter Schaffer, JR Rickert, and their new company Authentic Athletix on the other side. [Link: Forbes – Legal Battle Between Denver-based Sports Agents Includes Big Commissions and […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (1/13/2012)

This week, the NCAA hosted its annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics.  Jason Belzer and I created a presentation, which took a deep look at the implications of academic reform, as well as the newly instituted standards and other proposed changes.  In analyzing statistical data associated with Academic Progress Rates (APR), we came to a […]

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Peter Schaffer Behind New Sports Agency Authentic Athletix

NFL agent Peter Schaffer was recently the subject of a Rick Reilly article on  In that article, Reilly provided a detailed account of Schaffer’s day after the NFL Lockout had ended.  From his home in Denver, Colorado, Schaffer conversed with many of his clients, who include Adam “Pacman” Jones, Derrick Mason, Russell Okung, Gerald Hayes, […]

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On To The Next One: Ryan Torain

The 6’1, 212 lbs. running back from Arizona State named Ryan Torain is one of those players who was not necessarily expected to be a starter at any point of his professional career.  He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2008 NFL Draft (#148 overall) by the Denver Broncos, and surprisingly had a chance […]

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Charles Lamont Smith’s Story

Verizon has been celebrating the stories of African Americans from the past and present who epitomize dreaming big.  Throughout February (Black History Month), Verizon featured various African Americans, presenting them as heroes.  Last week, Charles Lamont Smith, better known as C. Lamont Smith, was highlighted in the video series.  The video is embedded at the […]

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C. Lamont Smith Introduces

Last Friday, I participated on a Tele-press Conference featuring C. Lamont Smith of All Pro Sports & Entertainment. C. Lamont Smith represents guys like Derrick Mason and Rudi Johnson, and was recently mentioned in a piece which discussed Lito Sheppard dropping All Pro Sports & Entertainment for Rosenhaus. Anyway, the teleconference’s mission had absolutely […]