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Niskayuna High principal suspended as agent for NFL players

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Sports agent John “J.R.” Rickert, who is also the Niskayuna High School principal, has been disciplined by an association overseeing football agents for making assurances that certain payments were made, even though they hadn’t. The discipline consists of a three-month suspension from the NFL Players Association and a $5,000 fine, according to a news release from the association. The Niskayuna Central School District issued a statement Thursday in response to an inquiry from The Daily ...

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July 11, 2013
11:41 p.m.

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Maybe the NFL Players Association aren't the only ones getting shortchanged by J.R. Rickert. What about Niskayuna High School? The article referred to him as "Sports agent John 'J.R.' Rickert, who is also the Niskayuna High School principal". Also?
As a former administrator in a comparable suburban district, I can attest to the dedication, endless hours, and undivided attention required to lead a school of educational achievement--well beyond being seen at school functions and Board meetings. Operating a business providing sports agents for over 100 professional athletes is a major endeavor on its own. Regretfully, the name of Niskayuna High School, my alma mater, has to be associated with such a negative situation.

July 12, 2013
3:31 p.m.

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Mr. Rickert's performance as the Principal of the Niskayuna High School should be assessed by Superintendent Salvaggio. If she determines that his performance is satisfactory, his participation in outside activities is nobodies business.