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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NBPA Elects Attorney Michele Roberts Exec Dir In Historic Vote

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

The NBPA made history late last night when it elected Michele Roberts  the first-ever female Exec Dir of a sports union in North America. Roberts, a partner in law firm Skadden Arps, was voted in after 9:00pm PT at a meeting in Las Vegas attended by 117 NBA players. Roberts receive...

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02/24/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Hendrickson, LaBoy Leave Octagon For Relativity

Relativity Sports announced today that veteran NFL player agents Doug Hendrickson and C.J. LaBoy have joined the firm in a move expected to make it one of the most powerful NFL player representation firms in sports. Hendrickson and LaBoy represented about 40 NFL players, including Seahawks RB Marsha ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, Octagon, Relativity Sports

02/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA acquires hospitality company

CAA Sports has acquired Inside Sports & Entertainment Group, giving the sports and entertainment agency a new line of business in corporate hospitality. RYBAK InsideSEG will keep its name for ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Labor and Agents

02/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Bridgewater signs trading card deal

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has all the characteristics of a top pro player and is one of the most marketable players in this year’s NFL draft. But it’s still not clear whether he will retain a marketing representative to advise him on potential endorsement deals. That ha ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA Sports acquires Munich golf firm

CAA Sports, which has one of the largest consulting businesses in U.S. golf, has acquired a Munich-based agency to increase its reach globally. Through its work with KPMG, Zurich, Farmers Insurance, Web.com, Bose and others, the golf division of CAA Sports has established a long list of consultin ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

02/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Weiss, Barkett To Rep Michael Sam

Newly certified NFL player agent Cameron Weiss said he and his partner, NFL player agent Joe Barkett of Empire Athletes, signed openly gay NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam after he left his first agent and in compliance with the NFLPA’s 30-day rule. Weiss, an attorney who was certified to re ...

02/10/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Manziel finds team outside mainstream

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel didn’t set out to create a new management-team model for NFL players. It just worked out that way. “It was never anybody’s goal in this to try to do something different,” said Brad Beckworth, the longtime attorney for the Manziel family ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Banner year shaping up for Bus

Bus Cook knows what people in the NFL agent business are saying about him, but he doesn’t very much care. “I heard I am trying to sell my business,” Cook said last week in a telephone interview from his office in Hattiesburg, Miss. “I am not trying to sell my business. I d ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/29/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Walker Jones Leaving Under Armour For CAA

CAA Sports is doubling down on its college coaching business by hiring Walker Jones, who led Under Armour's college division for the past six years. Jones will work with agents Jimmy Sexton and Trace Armstrong to grow its base of college coaching clients. CAA's client list is headlined by Alabama's ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Underclassman total continuing its climb

The number of college underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft is up 75 percent in the last three years, a trend that troubles some in the industry. “I think the two words I would use to describe the amount of juniors coming out early this year are ‘surprising’ and ‘disap ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/23/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Ndamukong Suh Leaves Relativity Sports

Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, who is in the final year of his rookie deal, left Relativity Sports yesterday. It is not clear why Suh left veteran NFL player agents Roosevelt Barnes and Eugene Parker, or if he would return or sign with another agent. Under NFLPA agent regulations, Suh cannot sign with anot ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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