Player agents operate in a competitive and lucrative industry. It is trite to say that professional sport in the 21st century is big business. In the United States, baseball players are regularly traded for sums in excess of one hundred million dollars. In Australia, the two main football codes – the National Rugby League and the Australian Football League – have been reported to have a combined revenue base of substantially more than $500 million.
This paper seeks to examine this area by reviewing the following issues:
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