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date: 20 October 2019

Agents 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Daniel S. MasonDaniel S. MASON

Sports agents represent professional athletes in their dealings with the teams that employ them. Over time the trend in athlete representation has been away from independent agents toward large sport management organizations which also handle endorsements and other contracts, as well as managing the athlete’s finances. The reputation of sports agents has been tarnished by accusations of illegal and unethical behavior, as well as incompetence in best representing their clients. ...

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