Contract Negotiation Endorsements

The Fotunate 50 of 2006

Every year for the past 3 years, Sports Illustrated has published a list of the top 50 athletes when it comes to raking in salary, bonus, winnings, appearance, and endorsement money.

It is interesting to see the type of endorsement money some of these athletes are making.  Agents typically take a larger chunk of endorsement and appearance fees than salary and bonus earnings.

[ – The Fortunate 50]

[ – The International 20]

[ – Future Fortunates]

[tags]sports, sports illustrated, fortunate 50[/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.