What is the law for Athlete Agents in Tennessee?

T.C.A. § 49-7-2104 provides that an individual may not act as an athlete agent in Tennessee without holding a Certificate of Registration as an Athlete Agent in Tennessee. If a student-athlete, or someone acting on the student’s behalf, initiates communication with the agent, the agent must submit an application for registration as an Athlete Agent in Tennessee within 7 days of the initial contact. An agency contract resulting from conduct in violation of this section is void, and the athlete agent shall return any consideration received under the contract.

T.C.A. § 49-7-2110 requires all agency contracts between a student-athlete and athlete agent to include a statement that the athlete agent is registered as an athlete agent in Tennessee and list any other states in which the agent is registered as an athlete agent, among other requirements. 

T.C.A. § 49-7-2111 sets out requirements to notify educational institutions when a student-athlete enters into a contract. Additionally, when an educational institution becomes aware of any violation of the notice requirements listed in the statute, it must notify the secretary of state and any professional league or players’ association of the violation.

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