About The Author

Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

Featured Story

NFL agents, firm seek bankruptcy protection

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 22 / 14

Longtime NFL agents Ethan Lock and Eric Metz and the company they own, football player representation firm LMM Sports Management, each filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month. The two agents and their company, which represents 30 NFL players, filed for Chapter 11 reorganizat...

Read More

Tags: Labor and Agents

More Stories by this Author

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

01/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: FS1 to broadcast nine horse races

Fox Sports 1 has signed a three-year deal with The Jockey Club that will include broadcasting nine major horse races, including the richest race in the world, the Dubai World Cup. The series of 90-minute programs will begin Feb. 9 with the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park in South Florida, and en ...

Tags: Media

01/17/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Bridgewater Hires Abe Elam As Adviser

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater , who some project as the top pick in May’s NFL Draft, has officially hired NFLer Abe Elam as an adviser in selecting his management team, a source confirmed. Multiple sources said Bridgewater has not selected an NFL playing contract agent yet, and may not hi ...

01/17/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Roc Nation Sports Signs CC Sabathia

Roc Nation Sports has signed Yankees P CC Sabathia as a client. Sabathia will be represented by Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports President Juan Perez , both of whom were certified last year to represent MLB players in contract work. The six-time All-Star formerly was represented by The Legacy A ...

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug