Agents & Advisors
In accordance with Louisiana State law, a student-athlete or his/her parents (or legal guardians) may contact an agent to discuss potential future representation or to schedule an on-campus meeting, provided the agent has properly registered with LSU, the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General (LAG) and the appropriate players association (e.g., NFLPA, WNBPA). Before meeting/speaking with the student-athlete, the agent must provide at least seven (7) days advance notice to the Athletics Director and Head Coach (State of Louisiana RS 4:424).
A student-athlete may not agree verbally or in writing to be represented by an athlete agent in the present or in the future for the purpose of marketing the student-athlete's ability or reputation. If you enter into such an agreement, you are ineligible for intercollegiate athletics competition.
Further, a student-athlete may not accept transportation or other benefits from an athlete agent. As a student-athlete, this prohibition applies to you as well as your relatives and/or friends. The term "agent" includes but is not limited to actual agents, runners (individuals who befriend student-athletes and frequently distribute impermissible benefits), financial advisors, certified contract advisors, marketing representatives, brand managers or anyone who is employed or associated with such persons.
It is not a violation of NCAA rules if a student-athlete merely talks to an agent (as long as an agreement for agent representation is not established) or socializes with an agent. For example, a student-athlete may go to dinner with an agent and no NCAA violations would result as long as the student-athlete provides their own transportation, pays for their own meal and does not agree (verbally or in writing) for an agent to represent the student-athlete in future contract negotiations for professional sports.
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If you have any questions, please contact the Compliance Office at 225-578-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org