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Rick Smith Tabbed As Head Of Coaching Division At Priority Sports

According to a Tweet by Alex Marvez of, Rick Smith has been selecting to head the coaching division of Priority Sports. He replaces Mike Tannenbaum, who is now the Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Miami Dolphins. Rick Smith is a partner at Priority Sports and is involved in all aspects of […]

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Geno Smith Said To Be Down To Final Three Agent Candidates

Last week it was reported that former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith dropped his agents at Select Sports Group after being selected by the New York Jets.  It was not his disappointment with the team that drafted him; it was how far he fell in the Draft.  Anyhow, Smith has waited the five days necessary […]

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How To Succeed As A Sports Agent In 10 Steps

Last week, I wrapped up my second year of teaching Sport Agency Management at Indiana University Bloomington.  It has been a true blessing to have been given the opportunity to teach driven, intelligent students, which is something I hope to continue doing for the rest of my life.   The Sport Agency Management course is intended […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (5/4/2012)

Earlier this week, I had a blast speaking at the American Bar Association Forum On The Entertainment And Sports Industries.  I spoke on the issue of high interest rate loans to athletes, and was somewhat surprised to find that much of those in attendance were unaware of the loans (not just “lockout loans”) that athletes have […]

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NFL Lockout Fallout: Players Taking High-Risk Loans

The biggest fallout from the NFL Lockout thus far is not the opening of some sports agent Wild Wild West, where agents are prying clients from one another’s grasp at any chance they get.  If anything, that sort of atmosphere already existed and did not change much with the decertification of the NFL Players Association […]

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University of Southern California’s Agent Summit

Last Tuesday, the University of Southern California hosted an “Agent Awareness, Education and Eligibility Summit.”  The following officials were in attendance: Jimmy Sexton – Co-Founder, SportsTrust Advisors Tom Condon – Football Agent, CAA Rick Smith – Agent, Priority Sports Mark Levin – Director of Salary Cap and Agent Administration, NFLPA Ray Anderson – VP of […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (1/14/2011)

I heard that two days ago Florida was the only state in the United States to not have fresh snow on the ground.  I sure hope Florida schools are selling that to their recruits.  Cancelling school for Snow Days is fun, but it’s not fun when in slightly better conditions you have to trudge through […]

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Jimmy Sexton, Fletcher Smith, And Rick Smith Amongst Leaders Looking To Fix Football Agent Issues

There might not be a solution to the problem of sports agents providing money and other benefits to student-athletes, but that does not mean that those with power in the business of sports are going to sit on the sidelines and just allow it to continue.  Instead, a group of influential people from the NFL, […]

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The 2010 NFL Draft Pick/Agent Selection Master List

After three days of draft picks, all seven rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft are complete.  Below, you will find the name of each player drafted, the player’s listed position, the team that drafted him, and his current representation.  Players that we don’t have representation information for have a “N/A” designation. ROUND 1 1. Sam […]

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GMs Playing Favorites?

First Andre Smith dropped Alvin Keels and GMG Sports for Rick Smith and Priority Sports.  Rumors circulated that Andre did this to raise his draft stock, because many teams felt more comfortable if Andre was with Priority over GMG.  As we all know, Andre went back to Alvin Keels, and Rick Smith/Priority Sports have still […]