This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
Presented by the Entertainment and Sports Law Interest Group.
Have you ever considered becoming a NFL Players Association certified agent? If you’ve been interested in helping NFL players and prospects through contract negotiations, getting certified and passing the tests involved is your first step. Marcus Wiggins, NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, is here to walk you through the process and give you tips on what you’ll need to understand in order to properly advise players.
Marcus Wiggins left school in 10th grade to work as a roadie with Bay Area bands including Journey, Santana, and Night Ranger. In 1985, after a discussion with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, he decided to go to college and essentially went from 9th grade straight to CSU Sacramento. While in college, he became a pro wrestler, which was a LOT of fun, but a cornea transplant in 1990 ended that. In 2005 he had an essay published in the autobiography of Hall of Fame wrestler Dusty Rhodes, “Memories of An American Dream.”
After completing law school and being admitted to the Bar, a judge suggested that he become an agent. At the time the NFL was the only one that required a test for certification, so he gave them a call and set it up and the rest was history. As a certified NFLPA contract advisor, Marcus currently represents athletes in contract negotiations and more.
As of now the population of “dropouts who go from 9th grade to being a roadie then directly to college, spending time in the wrestling ring, becoming a California attorney, then becoming an NFL certified contract advisor and member of the United States Supreme Court Bar Association and Grammy member” has one person: Marcus Wiggins.