Sports Agents

Follow Up On CAA

Leinart's face may soon be on the bottle

I stumbled upon a very interesting article over at the LA Weekly titled: Oh Shit! The Vultures Are Circling, which digs deeper into the Steinberg/Creative Artists Agency/Matt Leinart controversy.

If you are interested in the issue, the history of CAA, or want a good read, go check it out. Here is a little snippet from the post:

I’m told the phrase “sons of bitches” to describe CAA was floating around Steinberg’s office after he received Leinart’s letter of termination. Ironically, USC offensive tackle Winston Justice fired Steinberg late last week because he felt Steinberg was focusing all his time on his more famous Trojan client.

Is CAA the newest breed of super-agency? Will it become a bigger force in the field of Sports representation than IMG?

[tags]Matt Leinart, Leigh Steinberg, CAA, Creative Artists Agency, IMG, USC[/tags]

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.

3 replies on “Follow Up On CAA”

[…] These facts provide an interesting foray into the post made by Rick Karcher at the Sports Law Blog today [Hollywood Talent Firm Consolidates Sports Agent Biz].  With consolidation in the old Sports Agent world creating powerhouses such as SFX, Octagon, and IMG, Scott Boras was still able to dominate America’s pasttime throughout all of the mergers and buyouts.  It seems that he is able to continue to maintain his dominance in the industry even as the tide has changed recently.  Major consolidation has turned into massive consolidation as Hollywood talent agencies have begun to enter the Sports Agent world and acquire big names from the old consolidated big players (ex: IMG).  These new companies have been highlighted in this blog: CAA, WMG, etc. […]

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