At a time when the NFLPA is considering the imposition of sanctions on Kim Miale for signing Jets quarterback Geno Smith with the possible use of Jay-Z as a rummer, the NFLPA has taken action against four other agents.
As announced by the union and posted at its website, the punishments come via two separate investigations.
First, agents Ethan Lock, Eric Metz, and Vance Malinovic agreed to pay fines in the amount of $5,000 each arising from the partial ownership of a company that they each represented did not provide services to athlete clients. They previously divested their ownership in the company in question.
Second, agent J.R. Rickert agreed to serve a three-month suspension and to pay a $5,000 fine for failing to make promised payments to another contact advisor under an agreement regarding the sharing of client fees. Rickert had assured the NFLPA that the payments had been made when in fact the payments hadn’t been made.