NCAA, NFL Officials Consider New Penalties for Agent Misconduct

October 26, 2010

Representatives of college and professional football met last week in an effort to identify potential solutions to the many agent issues plaguing college football recently. Among “opportunities for greater collaboration,” the group discussed “enforcement efforts, potential post-NCAA financial penalties, best practices for the effective enforcement of state agent laws, education efforts, as well as an examination of the frequency and timing of agent contact with student-athletes.” The group plans to meet again next month with more recommendations. The participants included the National Collegiate Athletic Association, its member institutions, the Collegiate Commissioners Association, the National Football League, the NFL Players Association, the American Football Coaches Association and some state government officials.

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