Headline Sports Agents

The Chapman Information Embargo Has Been Slightly Lifted

Immediately after I reported on the tweets sent out on Edwin Mejia’s Twitter account, many of the controversial tweets were deleted.  Mejia is the CEO of Athletes Premier International, a brand new sports agency that sprouted up overnight, once Aroldis Chapman defected from the Cuban National Team and selected Mejia as his representative.  Mejia not […]

Social Networking Sports Agents

Will Agent’s Tweets Anger Under Armour?

A good college friend and fraternity brother of mine, Adam Silverstein (@onlygators on Twitter) sent me a message to check out David Canter’s tweets criticizing Under Armor and the ad company that created UA’s new advertisement…and then his tweets backtracking from pressure yesterday.  Canter’s criticism was blasted using Twitter as his medium of choice, which […]

Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/17/09)

I am done with Summer law school finals.  Business Orgs and Analysis & Drafting of Intellectual Property are out of the way…although I really enjoyed taking and learning the material for both classes.  I cannot believe that in one-year from now, I will be done with law school and studying for the Bar Exam.  I […]

Social Networking Sports Business

Case Study On Sports And Social Media

Yes, I am the founder of a full-service sports and talent agency, but I also have interests outside of negotiating terms of contracts and searching endlessly for endorsement deals.  One of my hobbies is keeping up to date with new technologies.  Growing up, I was a gamer.  That’s right, I loved video games…and I was […]

Sports Business

Those Who Are Fortunate

Since 2004, Jonah Freedman of Sports Illustrated, has been compiling The Fortunate 50: The 50 highest-earning American athletes.  It is a respected compilation of the highest grossing athletes (sport earnings + outside-the-game activities) that is quoted in books, law review articles, etc. As noted in the piece, this is the first year since Jonah started […]

NBA Players Social Networking Sports Business

Social Media Use Risks Come with Benefits

Shaquille O’Neal is a great promoter. And in this day and age, is it incredibly easy to make one’s self visible through the use of social media. Sometimes, though, there are pitfalls (in addition to the downsides of releasing contract terms) of using these outlets. Such is the case of O’Neal, for one, who has […]

Headline MLB Players MLB Teams Social Networking

Are You Ready For Some #MLBDraft?

I have been waiting for today for a very long time.  The beginning of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft is just hours away (it kicks off at 6 p.m. EST on MLB Network and and will last well into Thursday, until the final pick of the 50th round. It is easy to laugh about […]

Headline Social Networking Sports Law

NCAA Clarifies Social Networking Rules For Agents

The NCAA took notice of a recent popular post on this blog: Coaches Can Talk To Athletes On Twitter/FB. What About Agents? Not only was the post published, but I tried reaching out to the NCAA on Twitter to answer the question.  A week and a half went by with absolutely no communication, and then […]

Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (5/22/09)

I am back up in lovely Gainesville, FL.  No matter if you are in Miami, Gainesville, or anywhere else in the state, you better get used to summer weather.  Blistering heat until 2-3 p.m., then at least a couple of hours of thunderstorms.  Such is life.  I am back to taking classes and working very […]

Coaches Headline Social Networking

Coaches Can Talk To Athletes On Twitter/FB. What About Agents?

The NCAA has formally approved the use of Twitter for recruiting purposes.  This is definitely big news for college coaches, who will use Twitter to sent direct messages to high school recruits.  But what about agents?  Agents are bound by strict NCAA regulations that prohibit contact with a student athletes until a certain point of […]