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The world’s most famous sports agent, Leigh Steinberg pioneered the sports management industry.

With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured billions of dollars for his clients, and directed more than $600 million to various charities around the world.

He has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, golf, etc., including the number one pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with over 60 first round picks.

A sports business guru, author, and sought after speaker, Leigh has lectured on the business of sports entertainment around the world; he is routinely interviewed on national television and frequently quoted by major news organizations around the country.

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Is Giancarlo Stanton's Mega-Contract Rational?

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 4:59 PM

The Miami Marlins have inked a 13-year, $325 million contract with Giancarlo Stanton, who finished second in MVP voting this week. Stanton had an outstanding season in which he hit .288 with 37 home runs. He is 25 years old. He could be 37 years old when he finishes the...

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Mississippi and Auburn Playoff Selection, Shocking!

(4) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 11:05 PM

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced its top four mid-season favorites for the first postseason playoffs for the National Championship today. It indicated that they believe football is only played at a high level in three states. They selected Mississippi State, University of Mississippi, Auburn University, and Florida State...

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How to Be Superstar Sports Agent (Part Two)

(2) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 10:58 AM

So you have dreams about being a superstar sports agent, here are some first steps to take to achieve this goal. It is useful to do an internal inventory as to what your motivations are. Create a priority list and consider 1) Short Term Economic Gain, 2) Long Term Economic...

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How Can Two Tiny States Dominate in College Football?

(18) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 10:30 AM

The population of Alabama is 4.8 million people. The population of Mississippi is just under 3 million. Compare this recruiting base with the almost 40 million people that live in the state of California. If the final four to qualify for this season's playoff championship were selected today, Auburn, Mississippi...

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Chemistry, Small Ball and Situational Hitting Win in Playoffs, Not Big Payrolls

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 6:15 PM

Another striking example of how teams with a strong philosophy, chemistry, situational hitting, and relief pitching win in the playoffs -- not BLOATED payrolls -- came this past week in Major League Baseball. The heavily favored Dodgers, Angels, Nationals, and Tigers were quickly eliminated in favor of the Cardinals, Royals,...

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How to Be a Great Sports Agent: Part One

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 1:00 AM

There is a vast interest in the field of sports agentry at every level of school, as well as with people in other occupations. So far, there has been virtually nothing credible available in terms of specific training and direction. Many undergrad and law schools offer a course in Sports...

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Urgent Action Needed on Concussions

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 9:50 AM

Amidst the unrelenting furor surrounding the NFL and domestic violence the past three weeks, a critically important story concerning football, and all collision sports slipped by virtually unnoticed. A projection was made from NFL documents in the concussion lawsuit as to what the future holds for current players. The prediction...

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Controversy Not Impacting NFL Fans' Passion

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 12:53 PM

On Friday, two more events stoked controversy relating to domestic violence and the handling of the Ray Rice affair by the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell held a long-awaited press conference and ESPN.com broke a story that suggested Baltimore Raven influence in attempting to urge leniency on the penalty that Rice...

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Johnny Manziel and the Middle Finger Heard Around the NFL

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 4:41 PM

In Monday night's nationally telecast preseason game between the Cleveland Browns and the Washington Redskins, rookie QB Johnny Manziel flipped his middle finger towards the Redskins player bench. The telecast had the second highest overnight rating ever for an ESPN preseason game and the gesture ran repeatedly on local news...

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Beginning of the End for the NCAA

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 9:16 PM

That cracking sound you hear is the destruction of the NCAA's control over collegiate athletics as we have known it. The centralized power of this body to dictate rules and standards to universities is being eroded rapidly. On Friday, U.S. District Judge, Claudia Wilken, dealt a major blow to the...

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Athletes Should Lead Fight Against Domestic Violence

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2014 | 8:14 PM

Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, held a press conference Thursday morning in which he made an apology for brutalizing his wife earlier this year. The two-game suspension that he received for the incident from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been criticized all week for its leniency. Compared to the...

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Mike Trout Leads Angels' Resurgence

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 10:58 PM

Don't look now, but baseball's hottest team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who entered the All-Star break with a 57-37 record, 1 1/2 games behind the first place Oakland Athletics in the American League West.

Can the Angels catch the A's and win the West? Can they go...

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LeBron James Transcends Superstar Athletic Profile

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 2:08 PM

The decision of LeBron James to return to Cleveland to finish his NBA career and his eloquent rationale for the choice will elevate him to the pantheon of American heroes. This act strikes a dramatic blow to the "money is everything" mentality that has permeated sports. James writes that he...

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Is Johnny Manziel Tempting Fate?

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 11:27 PM

Since the news broke over the weekend that Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback, Johnny Manziel, was allegedly photographed in a Las Vegas bathroom tightly rolling a $20 bill, I have been deluged with questions as to the best way to advise a client in this situation. Last week, Manziel...

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With Free Agency Underway - What Is the Lakers Plan?

(4) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 7:07 PM

They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA Championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on. Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Wilt...

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Urgent Need to Protect HS Football Players From Brain Injury

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 4:02 PM

After holding six conferences with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon on athletic concussions from 1995 to 2008 I have called athletic concussions a ticking time bomb and undiagnosed health epidemic. I had a crisis of conscience in representing hundreds of NFL players who repeatedly were hit in the head...

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Will the World Cup Boost US Soccer Popularity?

(12) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 6:55 PM

It is the worlds' sport passion. It is the first team sport that most American kids play. Every Saturday morning in the fall, it is possible to drive coast to coast and see fields and fields that are crowded with youthful players and families rooting them on. Why has the...

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Furor Mounts Over Clippers Owner Donald Sterling's Alleged Racist Rant

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 10:21 AM

TMZ Sports is reporting that Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling made a series of shockingly racist remarks in a recorded conversation with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano.  How that network could obtain the audio of a private conversation between two individuals is unclear, but if it is real and accurate, an...

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Manziel, Hundley, Bridgewater -- Should They Enter 2014 NFL Draft?

(2) Comments | Posted January 4, 2014 | 2:56 AM

To leave or not to leave? That is the question facing a number of collegiate players who have a few weeks now to determine whether to return for another season or declare for the NFL Draft.

Any player whose high school class graduated three years ago is eligible -- that...

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Stop Endless Replays in Sports!

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 10:46 PM

As the NFL gets ready for playoffs and college football plays its Bowl games, the negative impact that instant replay has on the game is clear. This process was introduced to try and end controversies over game-influencing calls. It has followed the law of unintended consequences -- a good idea...

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