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If You Sign An Agency Contract, You Will Have To Pay Your Agent!

Tom Condon, who is an agent in the football division at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has filed a lawsuit in federal court against former client, Ryan Pickett.  Condon claims that Pickett owes the agent $83,600 in unpaid agent fees, and wants the court to confirm and enforce an arbitrator’s order stating such is true.  The suit was filed on October 28, 2010 in the Wisconsin Eastern District Court.

Check out the filing at the bottom of this post.  I can’t see how Pickett has any shot of winning this.  You sign a contract, you expect and receive services you specifically request, and then you refuse to pay the minimal agent fee?  C’mon man!

Pickett is a defensive end with the Green Bay Packers.  He is currently represented by Kennard McGuire of MS World.  McGuire has huge name clients like Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall, and Vince Wilfork.