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‘A lot of agent missteps’ prompt wholesale NFLPA review

04 / 21 / 14

T he NFL Players Association ’s Committee on Agent Regulation and Discipline will undergo a major review of the regulations governing NFL player agents in the next few months, said Eric Winston , the NFLPA’s newly elected president....

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05/26/03
Boras seeks $1M bond for agents

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05/19/03
IMS signs 10-year-old

A mong the new clients signed by IMS , an agency that specializes in representing action sports athletes, is 10-year-old skateboarder Alexis Schemmp . Circe Wallace-Hetzel , senior athlete manager at IMS, said Alexis may help fill a growing appetite from corporations for younger ...

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05/12/03
$10M rides on Palmer’s tongue

New Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is betting $10 million that in the next year he won't say anything his new team doesn't like. Under his new deal with the Bengals, who signed the USC grad days before making him the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, Palmer forfeits his entire $10 m ...

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05/12/03
Agents: ‘Flat’ bonus hurts rookie class

No. 1 NFL draft pick Carson Palmer's $49 million, six-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals may be record-setting, but it may also signal a flat year for compensation for all NFL rookies, agents said. Some agents are grumbling that Palmer's combined signing and option bonus of $14.01 m ...

Tags: Athletes First, Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Houston Texans, Labor and Agents, NFL, Octagon Group

05/05/03
CSMG hires football agent Ware

CSMG has hired prominent football agent David Ware in a deal that creates a major football representation force and continues the company's strategy of growing an all-sport agency. Ware The hiring of Ware creates a football practice wi ...

Tags: Football, Labor and Agents, MLB, NFL, SFX

05/05/03
MLS agents asking questions

S everal members of the small community of about a dozen agents who represent MLS players are concerned about the way the new MLS Players Union was formed and about the union's ties to major soccer representation firm SportsNet LLC . Agents interviewed last week uniformly express ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, MLS, NBA, NFL, Soccer, SportsNet Marketing & Management Inc.

05/05/03
WNBA players win flexibility

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04/28/03
New MLS union seeks rights

The newly formed Major League Soccer Players Union will ask MLS to return group licensing rights to the players and may ask for pay increases and free-agency rights later this year, according to union officials. Lalas Alexi Lalas, a Lo ...

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04/21/03
SFX Tennis clients sign Adidas deals

Ally Baker and Vera Zvonareva, two of the youngest and most promising female tennis clients of SFX Tennis, have signed multiyear clothing and shoe deals with Adidas. Additionally, Baker has signed a multiyear racket deal with French racket maker Babolat and Zvonareva has signed a multiyear ...

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04/21/03
NFL flying in top 7 for draft

T he NFL is flying seven top prospects to New York for the 2003 draft, up from the five that were invited last year, said league spokesman Steve Alic . Palmer The players are Penn State defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy , Marshal ...

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