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Agents and Athletes

Learn about an agent’s authority to act on behalf of an athlete and agent representation agreements.


I. Defining Agent Relationship

An agency relationship is formed when a person gives another person the authority to act on his or her behalf with third parties. The person who gives his or her authority to another person is referred to as the principal, and the person who receives the authority to act on the principal’s behalf is known as the agent. The relationship between a sports agent and an athlete represents a typical agent and principal relationship, which means that agents have a ...