NFL Players Performance Analysis

Tell Your NFL Clients To Stay Away From EPO

And tell them to stay away from the other performance-enhancing drugs that are already on the NFL’s list of banned substances. The league and the players union have agreed to increase the fines for being caught for using performance-enhancing drugs and have added EPO (Erythropoietin) to the list of banned enhancers [NFL, players agree to more extensive drug testing]. Also, from now on 10 players will be randomly tested each week (formerly it was 7 players).

If your clients are still taking HGH, steroids, or any other performance enhancer, you may want to suggest that this be the time to stop. The NFL is starting to get serious, and so are other professional leagues. Better to be safe than sorry.

-Darren Heitner

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.