Race Issues Sports Agents

Race in the Sports Agent world

Amazing figure in America's past
Since Martin Luther King, Jr. day is right around the corner, I dug up an article from on Feb. 28th of last year that deals with race in the Sports Agent world. Agents of change see slow progress in sports

I find it interesting that the big Sports Agencies (IMG, ProServ, Octagon, etc.) still give black Sports Agents a tough time gaining entrance into those companies. In today’s day-and-age, I think that these corporations are making a huge mistake by making such a barrier to entry for blacks and for women as well. I think that in the future it will be important to surround yourself around a variety of personalities so that each client may relate more personally to a certain agent on your team.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.