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Agent Spotlight: Joby Branion

Joby Branion is one of the founding members of Athletes First. Matt Hasselbeck, Ahman Green, and Todd Heap are only 3 of the many players under contract with the company. Athletes First is one of the agencies at the forefront of NFL player negotiations.

It has not always been an easy life full of potential for Branion, however. Branion was adopted at birth and had to live with his adopted mother’s murder. To make the situation worse, his adopted father was convicted for causing her death. Yet, Branion’s father did not actually commit the crime. The family fled to Africa. When Joby returned to the U.S., he became a star football player, but never succeeded in the professional ranks. He has succeeded in the sports agent industry, though. [Wareham’s Branion offers clients both dollars and sense]

-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.

4 replies on “Agent Spotlight: Joby Branion”

This is a fascinating article about Mr. Branion. I aspire to one day be a respectable sports agent focusing in baseball. I was wondering if there was anyway that I could be put in contact with Mr. Branion via email if at all possible. I would like to ask him the required education to excel in his field and what steps I should take towards achieving my goal.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Corey Muscara

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