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What does a typical day look like for you?
There is no such thing as a typical day! But I can tell you most of my days are long, and no two are the same. During certain times of the year I am on a plane multiple times a week. My day always starts the same way: praying, reading and organizing my to-do list. The calls, texts and emails start early…sometimes at 6:00 am or earlier. I try to get in a run or workout, then get ready to go to the office or attack the day if I am on the road. Depending on the time of year, I may be focused on taking care of the legal and business needs of my existing clients in the NFL, baseball or Olympic sports while also recruiting new clients. I will also be talking to general managers, personnel directors and pro scouts about my free agents, or talking to player development directors and coaches about my current NFL athletes. I handle everything from draft preparation, to contract negotiation to relocation services. That is in addition to doing legal work including estate planning, non-profit organization applications and corporate representation. I also spend a significant amount of time handling media and marketing requests, and related logistics and paperwork. In the middle of all this, I try to be as accessible as possible to each of my clients for guidance, counseling and wisdom. Oh, and while doing all this I am still practicing law (a little) as an Of Counsel attorney at an OKC law firm, teaching Sports Law as an Adjunct Professor, and continuing to speak and write on issues surrounding sports, diversity, faith and leadership.