Anyway, Republicans in Florida planned on de-regulating multiple professions in order to spur job creation. My alma mater, the University of Florida, was instrumental in taking the athlete agent profession out of that proposal. In particular, University of Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley called Florida’s Senate Budget Chairman to encourage the removal of sports agents from the de-regulation package. The Chairman says that he had already decided to oppose the inclusion of sports agents in the deal.
Want to do business as a sports agent in Florida? Sorry, but you still must pay the fee and get licensed in the Sunshine State.