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The Business of Sports Agents, 3rd edition
"It didn't seem so wrong. It seemed as though I worked my whole life to get where I am, and at the same time, when it was presented to me, it was like this was the time I could start to get back some of the fruits of my labor."1 —Paul Palmer, former star college football running back, regarding cash payments of more than $5,000 he received while a college senior from sports agent Norby Walters.
This epigraph has remained in our text through multiple editions. Its continued relevance is underscored by the irony that, in a recent court ruling, a judge pegged the minimum dollar figure for college athletes to received from licensing revenues at $5,000. This book, meanwhile, focuses on the evolving sports agent industry, the issues affecting it, and how to improve and regulate it. Key issues and problems associated with sports agents are visible at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Whatever the concerns that lie at the center of the sports agent storm, it is a business that captures the attention of many.
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Shropshire, K.L., Davis, T., & Duru, N.J. (2016). Introduction. In Shropshire, K.L., Davis, T., & Duru, N.J., The Business of Sports Agents, 3rd edition, 1-8. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Date Posted: 28 June 2018