Here is a link....
It is more like they are trying to start some sort of professional athlete stock exchange.
As long as it doesn't turn into 3rd parties owning and "controlling" the future of the athlete it could work. But all you need to do is look at soccer to see the negatives of "investors or third parties" having a stake in an athlete's future.
The Transfer Market of international soccer is a mess and no where near the same kind of compensation of Football, but all you need to do is look at Neymar's transfer issues because some 3rd party owned a percentage of him and the stopped several potential transfers because they wanted so much money to okay the transfer and Neymar's agent(his father) and his club at the time Santos wanted to keep the normal amount of money they would've received without the outside parties involvement.
Imagine the chaos it could cause in the NFL or any other major sport if fans or outside "investors" could tell players like Foster that he had to ask for a trade or to wait for a higher offer, or an offer in a different market like NY for higher marketability of endorsed products(think Eli's reported motivation for forcing the trade from SD).
It is a joke but maybe it'll work.
[ Edited by sfout on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:25 PM ]