The penalties for violation of the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (WV Code Chapter 30, Article 39) are severe. Agents and student-athletes should read this detailed listing of prohibited conduct and contract requirements before having any discussion or taking any steps toward entering into an agency contract. For the full text of the law, see
Uniform Athlete Agents Act.
Prohibited Conduct of an Athlete Agent
An athlete agent, with the intent to induce a student-athlete to enter into an agency contract, may not (the following actions are felonies):
An athlete agent may not intentionally (the following actions are misdemeanors):
All agency contracts must contain the following in boldface type in capital letters.
WARNING TO STUDENT-ATHLETE IF YOU SIGN THIS CONTRACT:
Contact the Licensing Division for further assistance regarding Athlete Agents.
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