Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 07/23/2009
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An individual shall be ineligible for participation in an intercollegiate sport if he or she:

  • Ever has agreed (orally or in writing) to be represented by an agent for the purpose of marketing his or her athletics ability or reputation in that sport. Further, an agency contract not specifically limited in writing to a sport or particular sports shall be deemed applicable to all sports, and the individual shall be ineligible to participate in any sport;
  • Enters into a verbal or written agreement with an agent for representation in future professional sports negotiations that are to take place after the individual has completed his or her eligibility in that sport;
  • Has entered into any kind of agreement to compete in professional athletics, either orally or in writing, regardless of the legal enforceability of that agreement; or
  • Signs a contract or commitment that does not become binding until the professional organization’s representative or agent also signs the document, even if the contract remains unsigned.
  • Or his/her relatives or friends accept transportation or other benefits from:
    • Any person who represents any individual in the marketing of his or her athletics ability.  The receipt of such expenses constitutes compensation based on athletics skill and is an extra benefit not available to the student body in general;
    • An agent, even if the agent has indicated that he or she has no interest in representing the student-athlete in the marketing of his or her athletics ability or reputation and does not represent individuals in the student-athlete’s sport.

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