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On To The Next One: Brandon Lloyd

NFL wide receiver Brandon Lloyd was instrumental in my fantasy football team winning the regular season and championship game in the 2010/11 season.  Lloyd (31-years-old) did an outstanding job of taking his mediocre career to new heights playing 16 games with 77 receptions, 11 touchdowns, and 1,448 receiving yards with the Denver Broncos that year.  […]


Catching Up With Athletes First’s 2012 NFL Draft Class

There are a few sports agencies that always have a large number of clients selected in the NFL Draft, and oftentimes many of those players are picked in the top half of the draft.  Athletes First is one of those agencies.  While the company’s Draft class is not as top heavy as it was last year, […]

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Jimmy Clausen Signs With David Dunn Of Athletes First

Gary Wichard, the recently deceased founder of Pro Tect Management, had an absolutely freakish 2010 NFL Draft.  He and is company represented Arrelious Benn, Everson Griffen, Taylor Mays, C.J. Spiller, and Jimmy Clausen.  That was the type of draft class that would make anybody, CAA Football included, salivate.  Out of the entire group, Wichard was […]

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Harvard Law School 2011 Sports Law Symposium

What: Harvard Law School 2011 Sports Law Symposium When: Friday, March 25, 2011 (9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Where: Ames Courtroom (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and Austin West (1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) PANEL #1 – AMATEURISM PANEL – 9:30-10:40am Different sports entities answer the question “what it means to be an amateur” in different […]

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NFL Agent’s Pitch To Players And Joint Representation Of Jim Harbaugh

Jack Bechta should be praised for opening up a lot of his practice for the world to understand how he recruits and maintains his clientele (even though he recently ignored my multiple requests for information regarding the representation of coach Jim Harbaugh up until yesterday, but I will get into that story later in this article). […]

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Does Scott Boras Ever Feel Conflicted?

I started reading the website HardballTalk a couple of weeks ago, after a partner at the law firm I am working at told me that it is one of his favorite places to go to find baseball information.  Since then, I have been hooked.  I especially enjoy it when Craig Calcaterra, a former lawyer, talks […]

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Gary Wichard Suspended; Teague Egan’s Certification Revoked; What Now?

Late last Friday, the NFL Players Association released an official announcement that Gary Wichard is hereby suspended from acting as an NFLPA Contract Advisor for nine months and that Teague Egan‘s NFLPA Certification was revoked. Wichard was suspended for having impermissible communication with UNC’s Marvin Austin prior to Austin being eligible for the NFL Draft. […]

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On To The Next One: Shawne Merriman

On May 12 of this year, I reported that Shawne Merriman left Tom Condon of Creative Artists Agency’s (CAA) Football Division in favor of David Dunn of Athletes First.  At the time, I made a point to mention that we do not normally hear about a football player leaving a mega agency like CAA.  It […]

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David Dunn Is Interviewed By A Middle School Student

Sometimes kids ask the most interesting questions.  In my Interviews with the Agent, I doubt I would ever ask an agent what his/her favorite subject in school was, but that is exactly what Matthew Pearlman of asked David Dunn in an interview, and Dunn’s answer was pretty good.  If you take a look at […]

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Asking Too Much Of The NFLPA?

At this year’s SEC Media Days, Alabama football head coach, Nick Saban, said that the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) needs to do more to protect student-athletes from unscrupulous agents who do not have the student-athletes’ best interests in mind when offering anything of value to them.  Saban’s statement immediately gave people a place to point […]