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The Rookie Financial Handbook

Last Friday, Marc Isenberg contributed a great piece to Sports Agent Blog concerning his Do It Yourself Rookie Symposium.  Based on the fact that the NFL rookie symposium is cancelled this year, Isenberg has offered to provide a free copy of his Go Pro Like a Pro booklet to any NFL draftee, undrafted free agent, […]

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NFLPA Not Happy With NFL’s Rookie Wage Scale Proposal

A rookie wage scale has been a disputed item in current Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA.  The NFL would like rookie contracts to be based on a wage scale based on the thought that rookies are vastly overpaid and are taking money away from established veterans.  To an extent, the NFLPA […]

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Rookies “Earning” The Extra 20% Over Slot

The Memphis Grizzlies finally ended up coming to terms with its first-round selections, Xavier Henry and Greivis Vasquez.  It is still too early in the season to call their rookie campaigns a success or bust, but we can already call Memphis’ hard-line stance on tying the first round picks’ rookie contract to performance bonuses.  The […]

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A Rookie Wage Scale Could Lower Agent Commissions

Fourth & Goal is a national non-profit organization made up of former NFL players, that operates to do the following: Gain representation for retired players; Advocate for improved pension and disability benefits for retired players; and Raise funds to provide immediate assistance for retired players in need. The organization has also been advocating for a Rookie […]

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The Grizzlies Cave In To Pressure. Will It Affect Other Teams?

No more ragging on the Memphis Grizzlies…for now.  Last week the Grizz finally came to terms with first-round selections Xavier Henry and Greivis Vasquez.  No training camp missed.  No harm, no foul, right?  That’s true to an extent.  The players shouldn’t suffer.  They ended up with the historically agreed upon rookie contract of 120% of […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/13/2010)

Big thanks to Domenic Perilli for making sure you all had reading material this Wednesday and Thursday while I was enjoying a week long vacation in Las Vegas.  It was a much needed voyage after three years of law school and a few terrible months of studying for the Florida Bar Exam.  We had quite […]

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Did You Get Your Tim Tebow Jersey Yet?

As expected, Tim Tebow has already become a marketing machine in the NFL. Since 2006, the NFL has been tracking rookie jersey sales. Tebow is sitting on the #1 spot for jersey sales, and has already beat the record for rookie jersey sales, which was held until now, by last year’s rookie, Mark Sanchez. According […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/14/09)

In South Florida this weekend?  Head to the Boca Town Center Mall tomorrow.  I will be there with my step-father as he hosts a large Franchise & Business Opportunities Show.  Then, on Sunday, it’s back to Gainesville for my final year of law school.  I got my Summer grades back this week and I am […]

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Is It Worth the Money?

Rookie holdouts are nothing new to the sports world. Every year we see a few or more rookies being advised by their agent/advisor to hold out of camp until a fair contract is signed. Before I jump to support any side, I’d like to present some important points-of-view. From the athlete side: Professional sports are […]

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Still Want To Be An NBA Agent?

Immediately following the 2009 NBA Draft, Darren Rovell of CNBC, released a list of the lottery picks, their agents, and the money that each player will receive over the next three years of his rookie contract (before a team may extend that contract for an additional year).  The slot values are much lower than what […]