by Aaron Wilson
July 21, 02014
The NFL Players Association has raised annual agent fees.
Fees are now up to $2,000 per year for agents with 10 or mroe players, the governing body for agents announced in a memo to all registered contract advisors. Agents with fewer than 10 players owe fees of $1,500.
The fees are due Oct. 1.
"While we realize this represents an increase of $300 over 2013 Contract Advisor fees, they have not been increased since 2000, fourteen years ago," the NFLPA said in the memo. "The fee increase is necessary to cover the the cost of maintaining the agent regulation system, which now includes payment for a periodic comprehensive background investigation. In addition, we are making significant changes to the NFLPA website to, among other things, make it more user friendly for Contract Advisors. When completed by the end of the summer, the website will allow Contract Advisors to run their own salary reports thereby providiing more timely and efficient research for Player Contract negotiations."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun