Secret Agent Man? Not any more, NCAA tackles agent issues…

Posted by Andy Durham on October 26, 2010 at 10:57 am under College | Comments are off for this article

from the Associated Press and

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Several groups are working with the NCAA to find new ways to enforce rules prohibiting improper agent-related benefits for student-athletes, including possible post-NCAA financial penalties that reach into a player’s potential NFL career.

The NFL, NFL Players Association and sports agents are among those involved in talks with the NCAA that have included various proposals.

Chicago-based sports agent Rick Smith, a member of the NCAA panel, said Monday that while discussions are preliminary, new rules could be in place within three to five months. Such rules would likely be enforced primarily by the NFL and the players’ union.

“Something is going to happen,” Smith said, “and it’s going to happen quickly.”

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