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New Filing in Lawsuit Between Zion and Former Marketing Agent

A new filing has emerged in the ongoing lawsuit involving former Duke phenom and current NBA star Zion Williamson and his former marketing agent Gina Ford and Prime Sports Marketing.  The recent filings in Bowen vs. Adidas allege Williamson and/or his family received improper benefits from Chris Rivers, an Adidas Representative. Payments were supposedly made between November […]

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University of Miami Comments on New Football Agent Policy

Yesterday, I published my first article at Forbes (I recently signed an agreement to become a Contributor for the magazine’s SportsMoney column).  The article is titled, University Of Miami Unveils Football Agent Policy Aimed At ‘Limiting Distractions’, and it looks at the recently implemented policy that attempts to restrict communication between football agents and football players […]

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Runner Goes After NFL Agent’s Client, Claims To Work For International Athlete Management

What would you do if you were an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and one of your clients forwards you something that he received on Facebook that looks similar to the following message (which was an actual message recently sent by a third party)? Hey what’s up [Name redacted] I understand at this point you have […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/19/2011)

Shabbat Shalom everybody!  I will be heading to the Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers game tonight to check out some preseason action.  The story of the week (and possibly the year) was easily penned by Charles Robinson at Yahoo! Sports.  His article, Renegade Miami football booster spells out illicit benefits to players, is still one […]

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Miami Booster Claims UFL Commissioner Provided Benefits To Student-Athletes

When the United Football League (UFL) was just beginning at the tail end of 2007, Michael Huyghue was asked to become the new league’s Commissioner.  Huyghue’s résumé spoke for itself.  He was Senior Vice President of Football Operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars prior to becoming the President and CEO of a successful Jacksonville, Florida based sports agency titled, Axcess Sports […]

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Football Agent Greg Linton Describes The Dirty Side Of Recruiting

A few days ago, football agent Greg “Tripp” Linton of HOF Player Representatives wrote an article titled, Agent’s Corner: You Want the Truth, You Can’t Handle The Truth…  The article starts with a familiar story to many sports agents in the business – a college coach having an under-the-table relationship with an agent – but a story that is rarely told […]

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New Tennessee Athlete Agent Law Accounts For Cecil Newton, Will Lyles, Runners, Etc.

The Athlete Agent Reform Act of 2011, a new sports agent law in Tennessee, took effect four days ago on July 1, 2011.  With the new law in place, Tennessee becomes the most recent state to strengthen penalties with regards to illegal activities by sports agents.  As with other states, there is no indication that the […]

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Oklahoma and Georgia Notify Agents Of State Laws And University Policies

At the end of last week, the Executive Director of Compliance at the University of Oklahoma and the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at the University of Georgia sent out separate emails to formerly NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, who are no longer certified for the sole reason that the NFLPA does not currently exist as […]

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Recruiting For the 2011 NBA Draft Is Heating Up

As each NCAA Tournament, NIT Tournament, Tournament, and CBI Tournament team gets knocked out of their respective tournaments, more and more college basketball players will make a decision regarding whether they will leave school for the professional ranks prior to the exhaustion of their student-athlete eligibility.  At the same time, those early entries along […]

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Interview With The Agent: Blake Baratz

In July 2009, I wrote about Blake Baratz, a 29-year-old (at the time), with excellent experience as an NFLPA Contract Advisor at Impact Sports, who left the agency to start up his own – The Institute for Athletes.  One of his main goals is to educate athletes off of the field.  Baratz surrounded himself with […]